Home is indeed where the heart is as SPRMRKT’s latest artist showcase affirms. Wrestling with the concept of home, multidisciplinary artist and researcher Benedict Yu presents an evocative and poignant showcase titled Are You Coming Home? 回家吧, 孩子 from 20 July to 20 October at SPRMRKT at Cluny Court.
Born in Singapore but raised in Taichung, Taiwan, Yu encapsulates the struggles of being homesick for his childhood home in Taiwan juxtaposed with a sense of connection to his birthplace of Singapore. Through this series, utilising a range of media and techniques, such as oil paint, markers and digital painting, Yu explores the complexities of his experience as a Third-Culture Kid while investigating his relationship with the concept of home.
Adding another dimension to the showcase are researched narratives from other Third-Culture Kids sharing similar tumultuous experiences, that are interweaved into his works. In a bid to reconcile his affinity for home, Yu creates the notion of islands within his renderings, thereby constructing a safe space for himself as he reconceptualises his definition of home. Embracing vulnerability as he traverses homesickness and uncertainty, Yu’s works culminate in a moving showcase of his emotional journey as he finds his way home.
Opening Reception: Friday, 19 July 2019, 6.30pm
Venue: SPRMRKT at Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road, #02-13 Cluny Court, Singapore 259760
Hours: Mon – Thu: 8.00am – 8.00pm
Fri – Sun: 8.00am – 10.00pm
When: 20 Jul - 20 Oct 2019,