Eiffel goes deeper to explore the potentially ‘dangerous’ and dichotomous nature of the medical centre as a place of life and death. His photographs were inspired by a horror fiction he read a couple of years ago; the male character had to shuffle between the maternity ward where his wife gave birth to their first child and the intensive care unit where his father was dying of cancer.
Intrigued by the contradictory nature of the situation, Eiffel decided to delve deeper into the potentially ‘treacherous’ nature of a seemingly safe place called the medical centre and simultaneously urges his audiences to ponder likewise.
Eiffel Chong graduated with an MA in International Contemporary Art and Design Practice from the University of East London and a BA (Hons) in Photography from London College of Printing. He was an award-winning photographer and has been featured in many exhibitions in Malaysia and around the world.
AugustMan Magazine in Malaysia recently awarded him The Man Of The Year 2016, Art Category and he had also won the 2nd Prize in Category D for the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015, Japan. He was also one of the finalists for the Asia-Pacific Photobook Award 2015, Australia and Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2014, Hong Kong.
The exhibitions that he was involved are ‘After Image: Contemporary Photography From Southeast Asia’, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; ‘Others & Me: ‘Malaysian Eye’, Whitebox Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Eiffel’s work considers abstract concepts of life and death through the banal details, silent landscapes and curious obsessions he observes from daily life. He is interested in how the photographic medium can translate a particular time and space, memories and thoughts into something permanent. He personally thinks that the images say more with less, and makes one just want to stare and think about it.
More of his work can be viewed on http://www.eiffelchong.com