From a dot tells the story of one man’s dream to scale the Everest of the mind, through his discovery of the Universal Language; a formal language of the metaphysical. Much of his research began from his adopted country Singapore, also colloquially called the Little Red Dot.
Quoting Archimedes, a Greek engineer and inventor who said “Give me a dot, and I will revolve the world” he explained the principle of the lever in moving heavy objects. A heavy weight in his own right, Sun Yu-li has placed Singapore on the art world map with his sculptures displayed in prominent places worldwide. Beyond his public persona as an artist, few know the personal story of Sun Yu-li. In his own words, Sun Yu-li shares about his formative years and highlights the significance of his parents’ role in igniting his love of nature, interest in art, and intellectual inspirations.
With influences from art, archaeology and oriental philosophy, Sun Yu-li has developed a simple yet profound perspective towards matters in the colourful world that we live in. Pursuing architecture as his major in university was by chance, but the chance proved to be the crucial turning point of Sun Yu-li’s life. How did this come about? In understanding the present, we first turn our lens to the past.