Going Places; travels of the mind, spirit and heart, features street artists from the region: Alex Face (Thailand), Ernest Zacharevic (Malaysia), Sam Lo (Singapore) and Yip Yew Chong (Singapore).
The familiar ‘frames’ the artists used to work on towering walls around the globe were disrupted due to the outset of the pandemic, yet not totally. The artists have expressed that while the physical norms are curbed, their philosophies carry on even further. Indeed, the term ‘travel’ becomes a metaphysical one. The retreat from the conventional frame, movement or campaign to their personal caves grants them a place to meditate, reflect and deconstruct on the current crisis. This new lease of life accommodates these regional household names to seek the ‘right’ frame of mind – in their respective psyches, practices, and possibilities.
The works of Alex Face, Ernest Zacharevic, Sam Lo and Yip Yew Chong, sponged, funneled, strained, and sieved from their usual mammoth forms are gathered in a unique portal. The place serves as a port for the artists as well as beholders to harbor reflections and hopes; to nurture an exchange whilst seeking a change in the light of the pandemic. Absorbing, channeling, filtering, and refining seem to be the common thread (not threat) in this congregation. While the air of uncertainty still lingers over, soaking in these impressionable ‘travels’ is important and critical.
Venue: Art Porters Gallery, 64 Spottiswoode Park Road, Singapore 088652
When: 24 Feb - 10 Apr 2022,
By: Art Porters