Curated by Milenko Prvacki, who is a Cultural Medallion recipient, educator, artist and painter, Departure is a visual art exhibition that captures the new generation of young artists whose work represents different tangents of painting practices, concepts and ideas here in Singapore.
The works exhibited range from paintings and drawings to mixed media installations, presenting new perspectives in representation, abstraction, materiality, space and time in painting and other mediums of art works.
Milenko has taught art to many generations of young, emerging Singaporean artists graduating from LASALLE College of the Arts, and his influence has been broad and positive. The participating artists – Jeremy Sharma, Luke Heng, Filip Gudovic and Hilmi Johandi – are some of Milenko’s best students.
This exhibition continues the dialogue of contemporary art practices in Singapore through the departure of Milenko Prvacki’s own practice, and the environment created by LASALLE College of the Arts, in order to reach out to a variety of audiences within the Singapore public and to create a larger awareness of present modes of enquiry into painting and installation through these young artists’ works.
Born in 1951 in former Yugoslavia, Milenko Prvacki is one of Singapore’s foremost contemporary artists and art educators. Prvacki served as Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts for 17 years at Singapore’s LASALLE College of the Arts. He currently holds the position of Senior Fellow at the institution.
Jeremy Sharma (b.1977) works primarily as a painter but his body of work encompasses video, photography, drawing and installation. He currently teaches at the Faculty of Fine Arts at LASALLE College of the Arts.
Luke Heng (b.1987) has actively participated in group exhibitions in Asia. His most recent exhibitions include Art Stage Singapore 2013, Asia Contemporary Art Show Hong Kong 2013, Affordable Art Fair 2012 in Singapore and The LASALLE Show 2012.
Filip Gudovic (b.1992) was born in Belgrade, Serbia. Gudovic has actively exhibited his ideas throughout his study years here in Singapore and abroad.
Hilmi Johandi (b.1987) graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts and Goldsmiths University of London with a Bachelors Degree with First Class Honours in Fine Arts.
Dates: 31 May – 21 June 2014
Venue: iPRECIATION (誰先覺) 50 Cuscaden Road, HPL House #01-01