BEYOND & BACK features recent paintings by two young and emerging local artists: Dominic Thian & Matthias Chua. The paintings presented seek to go beyond trending and contemporary modes of engagement with art. What is hoped will emerge is an authentic raison-d’etre—a simple and harmonious manner of creating and appreciating art.
The viewer will see works inspired by ethereal impressions of light, and pieces that tap into the unlimited expressive potential of the human figure. Our artists will showcase a repertoire of work which includes scintillating outdoor etudes, delicate and intricate still-life paintings, and a tour-de force of portraits and monumental figurative work.
Just as how the early Nanyang generation were enthralled by the modernist movement toward more primitive modes and motifs of expression, so too do the works here revere more primordial manners of perception to explore the sophistication of expression instead of the deconstructivism that is popular today.
Venue: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Ln, Singapore 179429
When: 25 Mar - 1 Apr 2023,
By: The Arts House