fillet presents an extension of Habibi’s ongoing series of assemblages titled This Thing which explores notions from the ubiquity in urban life and the relationship the current society has with modern material culture. Habibi’s inquiry takes on a formalist approach where elements and forms of common objects, such as a pool ladder or a tinted pane of window glass, are deconstructed and proportioned to create Habibi’s distinguished style of assemblage.
Using his own body as a reference for scale, the dimensions of the sculpture is tuned to create a composition that speaks to his viewers on a personal level, inciting individual interpretations and perceptions of not only the artist, but each viewer as well. Through Habibi’s observation and inquiry into the spatial element of his work, the shadows which forms from his sculptures prompts a dialogue into the embodied relationship between the forms of his work and the specific spaces it inhabits.
Opening Reception: 24 February 2017, 5-7PM
Venue: Sullivan + Strumpf, 5 Lock Rd, #01-06, Gillman Barracks 108933 Singapore
When: 24 Feb - 1 Apr 2018, 5PM - 7PM