Proffering a rare glimpse of the ephemeral art making process behind his forthcoming solo exhibition, this pre-opening event invites visitors inside the temporary atelier of Singaporean artist Luke Heng.
A visual intervention developed from themes of liminality and impermanence, Heng will work in situ at Pearl Lam Galleries (Gillman Barracks). Transporting himself outside the familiarity of his studio, he will create within a durational space in between ideation and materialization. Visitors will be able to observe and experience how Heng’s paintings and wax works become spiritual thresholds in and of themselves.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in 1987, Singaporean artist Luke Heng is interested in the dialectics between painting, object, and picture making. His practice mainly revolves around the conceptualization and physical manifestation of painting, with his works often responding to the history of painting while drawing from various other art forms to influence his approach and process. Heng graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts in 2013, which he attended on a scholarship, and he has since been actively practicing art both locally and internationally.
Heng’s first solo exhibition, The Waiting Room, was held at FOST Gallery, Singapore in 2015. His most recent solo exhibition was at Galerie Isabelle Gounod, Paris, France in 2016. Major group exhibitions that Heng has participated in include Constituent Concreteness at Mizuma Gallery (2016, Singapore), Peculiar Textures at Galerie Steph (2015, Singapore), and Primavera 3 at Galerie Frédéric Lacroix (2014, Paris, France). He was selected to participate in the Dena Foundation Artist Residency Program in Paris, France, supported by the National Arts Council, Singapore.
Venue: Pearl Lam Galleries, 9 Lock Road, #03-22, Singapore 108937
When: 11 Nov 2017, 2 PM - 8 PM