Contemporary Asian Landscapes is a solo exhibition by Malaysian artist, Chankerk. Held from 24 June – 16 October at EY Art Gallery, the exhibition marks the 19th edition of its art programme and was conceived in collaboration with Chan Hampe Galleries.
Chankerk’s urban scenes of our cosmpolitan city encapsulate sites of cultural and historic interest, are easily recognisable to a Singapore audience. The city is presented in a state of flux, depicted on inclined planes and with quick, disjointed brushstrokes, they evoke the sense of dislocation and uncertainty, reflecting the tension that exists between the past and the present in Singapore and its evolving geographic landscape and social climate.
The artist travels beyond the local landscape and expands this series with works presenting far-flung Asian locales: Bali (Indonesia), Osaka (Japan), and Siem Reap (Cambodia). With energetic and spontaneous brushstrokes, Chankerk encapsulates the unique character of each environment with sensivity in these expressive paintings. Their distorted perspectives and exaggerated scales evoke a sense of monumentality and lightness in the rich landscape.
Venue: EY Art Gallery, One Raffles Quay, North Tower, Level 18
Opening Night: Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Hours: Tuesdays 12noon to 2pm, and Wednesdays, 5pm to 7pm by appointment only.
Please call 6535 7777 to make an appointment.
When: 24 Jun - 16 Oct 2015,