A trained ceramist, Chor Leng's works are often centred in a tactile response to materials. Her interest in the dynamics of art and public space are manifested through site-specific land art installations and large scale sculptures that create a space where the environment and audience interact to reveal the social dynamics of art in public spaces.
Chor Leng uses materials found in contemporary architecture to construct her interactive works: stainless steel, plywood and acrylic. In her land art installations she works onsite with excavation and transplantation of earth in order to draw attention to issues of ownership and the environment. Both of these modalities in her art making are ways to reveal and meditate on the often hidden social paradigms that animate and permeate those public spaces. In adapting the artwork to the specific qualities of the urban landscape and the people who inhabit them, viewers are lured into a unique interaction that underscores the theory that art can exist and function anywhere.
Chor Leng is an award winning artist who has exhibited in Canada, Germany, Japan, Malaysia and Indonesia. In Singapore her work has been commissioned for the Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Art Museum, National Gallery Singapore and the Land Transport Authority.