Oily Records by Loh Yi Pei
PAST EXHIBITION (May 2015) in Auckland,NZ
Oily Records is a series of paintings inspired by my stay with a kiwi family in an olive grove in Hoteo North, Auckland. During the stay, I worked in the grove as well as in the olive factory. The paintings are crafted records of what I saw, experienced and imagined during the six-month stay.
Oily Records is crafted on olive-oil-filtered papers with ink, gouache or watercolour. These papers offer an interesting natural background colour along with a unique smell. The reuse of oil filter papers was intended to imply the connection between human activities and the nature, as well as culture and environment.