Known for his signature hyper-realistic paintings of cardboard packages and wooden crates, this art award-winning artist once again pushes the limits of painting in a phenomenal manner. In the pursuit of hyperrealism, Erianto develops his practice by juxtaposing the wood fibre illusion with its unrelated or incompatible figures or objects visualisation in a surreal way. This incompatibility highlights the artificial sides of human relationships in modern civilisation.
The figures and objects in Erianto’s paintings appear to be in order as a metaphor about human nature which is continuously driven to seek out people with common interests, organise social events and partake in a collective manner. In this new series, his works traverse the importance of holding a community together and draw inspiration from shoaling and schooling–a collective animal behaviour of many marine animals. This essential characteristic of marine life conveys a sense of purpose of living “for” others and beyond simply “coexisting” with others.
Opening: 18 January 2018, 7PM – 9PM
Venue: Element Art Space, 22 Lock Road, #01-35, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108939
When: 19 Jan - 25 Feb 2018,