RIPPLE ROOT is the artist moniker of Liquan Liew and Estella Ng. They make collaborative, carefree works reflecting themes of nature and wildlife. There is an element of simple naiveté to the pieces, calling forth poetry in the raw, pure and irreverent.
Ripple Root depicts scenes from both reality and the subconscious, while dealing with abstraction through bold colour, crazed strokes and patterns. Their work has a distinct Southeast Asian ornamentation, seen in the dense, interwoven patterns that borrow from arabesque tiles and textiles. Folkloric elements, based upon naive renderings of birds and various wildlife are given a modern twist.
The two develop artworks physically next to each other, taking turns to add to a piece like a game of ‘tag’, consistently swapping works after each individual has added his/her interpretation.