Berdakwat is a group exhibition featuring young Singaporean artists Shazwany Aziz, Syamil Dasuki, Koh Liang Jiang, Amanda Lim, Melissa Ngien, Sharmaine Pang, and Yeo Jian Long.
Berdakwat is the Malay term for “Ink”. In this exhibition, a group of emerging artists bring their own distinctive identity and take on the medium, choosing subjects and themes that push the boundaries of the traditional art form. Using pens, brushes, or avant-garde paraphernalia, the diverse expressions elevate the ink in its many forms.
The use of ink in art history spans across cultures and nations including Europe and Asia. Ink as a medium is usually associated with drawing and, in the context of the art academy, it is de rigueur for professional artists to be proficient in draughtsmanship. From meticulous intricate compositions, fictional landscapes, and abstract gestural works, the artists in Berdakwat present contemporary interpretations of the traditional medium.
Opening Night: Friday, 5 August 2016, 7-9pm
Open House: Saturday, 13 August 2016, 11am -7pm
Other viewings by appointment. Call +65 6338 6192
Venue: SHOPHOUSE 5, 5 Geylang Lorong 24A, Singapore 398529
When: 5 Aug 2016, 7pm - 9pm