Ruben Pang’s vibrant and ethereal work combines fluid technique with a kaleidoscopic palette. Without a preconceived image of the final composition, his artistic practice evolves throughout the painting process, removing the boundary between abstraction and representation. This approach allows the imagery to surface spontaneously, which he describes as “visual syncopation, like searching for a melody in white noise”. Using oil paint and alkyd resin, Ruben paints, scratches and erases his paintings using brushes, hands, palette knives and sandpaper, revealing layers of colour that reflect projections of his psyche. He works on aluminium panels, which allows him greater freedom to transform the image as it develops. His work explores medium and method, creating a feeling of dynamism while testing the boundaries of colour, form, and transparency.
His recent international shows include a solo exhibition, Aetheric Portraiture with Primae Noctis Art Gallery in Lugano, Switzerland and a group exhibition, Deep SEA with Primo Marella Gallery in Milan, Italy. Locally, he has exhibited and performed in the Singapore Art Museum, LASALLE’s Praxis and Project Space, The Substation, and Chan Hampe Galleries.
Venue: Classroom, Block B Level 3 #B309, LASALLE Winstedt Campus
When: 2 Mar 2017, 3pm - 5pm