Born in Singapore, Jing Quek (1983) graduated from School of Visual Arts, USA in 2007 and is an internationally awarded photographer. The awards won include the Winner of Photography section of 25th UOB Painting of the Year in 2006 and School of Visual Arts Alumni Scholarship in 2007. Since 2004, Jing Quek has participated in numerous exhibitions in Singapore and USA. His works have been featured in magazines such as Timeout Singapore and Newsweek. Jing Quek's unique style exhibited in his works can be described as super-hyperrealist. This series of photographs, titled 'Singapore Idols', features the diverse communities in Singapore, transcending the commonly used racial division. 'Grasscutter' features a group of workers, usually foreign workers with their equipment held high with pride. The composition and poses are often associated with those of celebrity portraitures, a characteristic seen throughout this series of works, signalling the value that Jing Quek ascribes to the individuals portrayed.


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