Nothing is forever, says Malaysian artist Hug Yin Wan

 

The Project Room was created by the G13 Gallery as a platform to highlight new faces to the industry, and to help artists who want to diversify their works.

 

‘The simplest way of understanding life is to accept that everything is impermanent, life is constantly in a state of change,’ says Hug. Photo: The Star/Ricky Lai

 

“The simplest way of understanding life is to accept that everything is impermanent, life is constantly in a state of change, and nothing is eternal in this world,” says Hug, 23.

 

These unusual combination of events, of love juxtaposed with death, made Hug realise just how fleeting life was. A course of a life could change dramatically in just a day or two. Inspired, he began work on

 

Several years ago, Kuala Lumpur-based artist Hug Yin Wan experienced a few dramatic events, all happening within a short frame of time. His mother was diagnosed with cancer, while his uncle succumbed to the disease. At the same time, his brother got married.