Land, Landscape and Utopia features current tendencies on the genre of landscape by selected contemporary artists from China, Southeast Asia and Australia. The participating artists are: Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan, Del Kathryn Barton, Qiu Zhijie, Rodel Tapaya, Entang Wiharso, and Yang Jiechang.
A landscape is originally defined as a natural scenery of mountains, valleys, trees, rivers and forests, especially where the main subject is a wide view, with its elements arranged into a coherent composition. The sky is almost always included in the view, with the weather playing an important part of the composition. The two main traditions of landscape painting spring from Western and Chinese art, going back well over a thousand years in both cases. Landscape art may be entirely imaginary, or copied from reality with varying degrees of accuracy. In this group show, the artists take the idea of an imagined landscape to the point where it shifts to a paradisiac or utopian (sometimes dystopian) scenery.
Opening Reception: Tuesday, 28 March, 6-9 PM
Venue: Gillman Barracks (Block 47, #01-25)
When: 29 Mar - 13 May 2017,
By: ARNDT Fine Art