Developed as a tribute to his parents, the title of the exhibition is appropriated from Boney M.’s ‘Sunny’, a song released in 1976, which the artists’ parents enjoyed in their youth. Growing up, Fyerool often conflated the word ‘sunny’ (or sun) with seni. While the first references the sun and is associated with light-hearted moments, the latter is a translated word for art from the Malay language – or an aesthetic pursuit.
The exhibition presents Fyerool’s aesthetic pursuits – a selection of works made from 2017 to 2019. His practice is presented through an assemblage of bleached canvases, framed digitally edited found images, folded textiles and works on paper.
The exhibition-artwork references the cultural and biographical lineages that inform Fyerool’s work and evidences how his works functions as objects imbricated in the social bonds that define society. Inspired by encounters on the internet and hauntings from the archives, each work is an address to an individual or community, a cryptic communiqué sent into public place, a (mis)translation based on the duplicity of everyday speech – where we say what we want but don’t mean what we say.
Accumulated, re-composed and assembled, this oeuvre of artworks is an exhibition, an artwork, and a literal social body on display.
Opening Reception: Saturday 15 June, 2pm – 7pm
Venue: Yeo Workshop, 47 Malan Road, #01-25, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109444
When: 15 Jun - 14 Jul 2019,
By: Yeo Workshop