American artist, Lydia Janssen will make her Singapore debut with her latest body of works at REDSEA Gallery, located at Dempsey Hill. Open 27 January until 25 February 2018, ‘All the Kings Horses’ is a painted collection of short stories presented on large canvasses spanning the last five years since the former dancer, turned artist, relocated to Singapore from New York City.
As a former professional dancer who suffered several injuries which left her unable to dance, Singapore-based, American artist Lydia Janssen illustrates the raw and beautiful chaos of putting herself back together again thru the fluid brushtrokes on her canvas. Illustrating her emotional and physical journey from dancer to painter, her works are an autobiography of her relationship with her body with moving images, that take on a life of their own which are at once powerful and moving.
‘All the King’s Horses’, a title taken from the famous English nursery rhyme, is a rich tapestry of body parts such as breasts, arms, phalli, and feet, animals including horses, numbers, and other seemingly random objects figuratively woven together in abstract expressionist form, tell a story and elucidate a complex thought process, capturing the primal movements in her mind, which previously came from her body.
Venue: REDSEA Gallery, Block 9 Dempsey Road, #01-10 Dempsey Hill, Tanglin Village, Singapore 247697
When: 27 Jan - 25 Feb 2018, 11am - 8pm
By: REDSEA Gallery