Born in Perth, Western Australia, Mike Singe received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Curtin University in 1990 and established a profile within the Perth art community, before moving to Tasmania in 2009. His work is represented in major institutions including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Murdoch University, Curtin University and the Kerry Stokes Collection. Singe has also been the recipient of multiple development grants through ArtsWA.
In 2009 he was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award to undertake a Master of Fine Arts at the Tasmanian School of Art. The focus of this research, completed in 2011, into the shifting human behaviour and cultural systems in response to the climate change debate continues to inform his practice. Singe’s recent work expands upon this research through a focus on air as a material for investigation, particularly air in relation to human (animal) respiration. Every breath we take increases by 100 fold the carbon dioxide concentration of inhaled air. This represents an almost perfect metaphor for man made climate change and an opportunity to pervert the guilt inducing notion of “think global act local”.
Photo [right] by Bo Wong.
Featured WorkHalf Empty / Half Full: Green Tree
- Year: 2016
- Materials: Hydrostone, acrylic, vinyl tube and fittings, air freshener
- Size: 42 x 46 x 8cm
- Price: $1,400