Four brand new works from a new figurative series by by Hong Kong based artist, Justin Y, “Wonderment,” will be exhibited in Singapore for the first time. Rendered in vibrant colours and textures in his signature style, the artist turns to the beauty of the jungle and the creatures within it, depicting the instinctive bond that exists between animals and with their surroundings.
Inspired by the bright lights and big cities that he’s made his stops and home over the years, and embracing all that is big, bold and beautiful, the artist bypasses using traditional painting implements in his works, letting his hands channel and communicate his energies and emotions directly onto the canvas instead. The distinguishing feature of these works is a vividly coloured and heavily textured, finger-painted quality – each dab, streak and stroke a visible extension of the artist’s hand literally imprinted on the canvas, each work a paean to and transmission of pure energy and powerful emotions, a joyful riot and vibrational compendium of colours celebrating the vibrant exuberance and connections of life in all its fluid, technicolour glory. The joy of creation and the power of creativity is conveyed by the primal movement and momentum captured on each canvas, the extruding materiality of what is depicted – be they abstractions reminiscent of flowers, petals and feathers, or more figurative depictions of animals – asserting their undeniable reality, colonising the world with layers upon layers of textured paint.
Venue: Mulan Gallery, 36 Armenian Street #01-07 (off Loke Yew Street) Singapore 179934
Exhibition Period: 22 October to 19 November 2016
Exhibition Opening: 21 October 2016, 7 – 9pm
When: 22 Oct - 19 Nov 2016,
By: Mulan Gallery