Ota Fine Arts Singapore is delighted to present “Body”, a group exhibition by Tang Dixin, Tomoko Kashiki, and Zai Kuning. This exhibition looks at the ways in which these three artists explore themes related to the human body figuratively and beyond.
Tang Dixin’s (b. 1982, China) paintings are often concerned with social commentary, alongside a sense of anxiety and restlessness. Motifs of faces, skulls, and human bodies are observed in his paintings, reflecting the artist’s allusions to life and inevitable death. Shown alongside Tang’s paintings is a video of his performance piece A Road is Being Transported (2016) through which Tang reinterprets social norms and the relationship our bodies have with it and the surrounding space.
On the other hand, Tomoko Kashiki’s (b. 1982, Japan) figures evoke a sense of melancholy and loneliness. The imagery in Kashiki’s works are woven from her daily encounters with different sceneries and figures. She observes beauty and wonder in the minute details in life, focusing on reflecting this in her paintings through the postures and facial expressions of the figures as well as their surroundings.
Last but not least, Zai Kuning’s (b. 1964, Singapore) works explore the issues of human beings’ living conditions in relation to their history. Recurring themes and symbolism that are mostly representative of the lives of the Orang Laut, such as boats, bodies, and hand-made cages for catching fish, are often found in his works. Through their stories, Zai expresses the various similar aspects we experience in our lives as human beings.
Artists: Tomoko Kashiki, Zai Kuning and Tang Dixin
Venue: Ota Fine Arts, 7 Lock Road, #02-13 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108935
Hours: Tues – Sat, 11am to 7pm
Sun, 11am to 6pm, closed on Mon and PH
When: 18 Mar - 6 May 2023,
By: Ota Fine Arts