Celebrating our nation’s Jubilee in August, Flaneur gallery is pleased to present Home, then Everywhere Else.
Home, then Everywhere Else is a two-person exhibition showcasing the works of young Singaporean artists Estella Ng and Liu Ying. While the former paints free-form miniature worlds of places, landscapes and memories of her travels abroad, the latter uses the meditative gaze of photography to look at the environment of her personal home. The series It Can Be Better by Liu is a reflection on household habits that seek control and immaculateness, to the point of rendering the living space unliveable and constricting. In capturing these habits, Liu herself took great effort to stage her photographs, which portrays the daily-acts-turned-absurd with a level of familiarity yet clinical distance. By contrast, Ng’s series Islands is a riotous clash of colours and textures. After combing her memories and experiences of different cities – from Osaka to Nevada to Barcelona – she then unravels them into natural forms on wood. The organic shapes reflect the act of traveling itself where one is freed from the habitual routine of living. Yet, Ng’s expressiveness belies the measuredness behind each painting, that is brought on by the constraint of condensing a bird-eye view of time and place onto so small a frame.
Venue: Flaneur Gallery, 129 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208847
When: 20 Aug - 6 Sep 2015,
By: Flaneur Gallery