Y2ARTS Gallery’s first exhibition for year 2018 is a collection of artworks by Ocean Wang. This is her second solo exhibition in Singapore.
Ocean Wang believes that a painting can be both “impressionistic and fantastical”. Her works are often detailed, vividly coloured, and surreal; yet demands a sense of realism. Ocean’s artworks are her exploration of perception and incongruity, and through which she engages us in a dialogue with visuals of Impressionism and Surrealism. In her upcoming solo exhibition at Y2ARTS Gallery, Ocean presents new paintings, which are intimate, revealing and personal. Many of these new works explore the passage of time as seen through the reflections of flowing water; depicting personal memories and perspectives of the artist.
Ever since the creation of artworks in her first solo exhibition in 2015, Ocean has continued to confound viewers with her paintings, almost, as a rebellion against what is traditional and real. Her works which seemingly appears to be an impressionistic paintings of waterfalls, flowing rivers or simple water movements; are fuelled by surrealistic imagery and imagination. For Ocean, her collection of works is what she devises as new “reality”, playing with perspective and forced juxtapositions that reflects personal and intimate memories of the artist. Memories that include places that are dear to her, and people that, in the journey of her life, created a lasting impression.
Venue: Y2ARTS Gallery, 140 Hill Street #01-02, Old Hill Street Police Station, Singapore 179369
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 11am – 7pm, Closed on Monday & PHs
When: 13 - 21 Jan 2018,
By: Y2ARTS Gallery