Land-scape is a solo exhibition by Singaporean artist Wyn-Lyn Tan, commissioned by the Esplanade Singapore. Comprising soil paintings on large transparent sheets, abstract compositions on shaped wood and video works, Land-scape expands on Tan’s continued fascination with the natural world and her desire to connect with the surrounding environment.
Consistent across the presented artworks are plays of light and shadow on rock formations, panoramic landscapes, mountain peaks and water expanses. These works surface her observations on the ephemeral quality of nature that changes according to weather conditions and vantage points and result from Tan’s explorations into forests, old quarries and the shorelines of Singapore over the last few years.
Her exhibition features an installation of 20 paintings and six generative AI video works. The videos on view culminate from Tan’s experimentation with machine learning technology that extends upon her painting practice, with several works also merging the photographic image and her painterly forms. To create the AI art pieces, Tan feeds thousands of images of her own paintings into the machine learning programme, which generates new art based on her old pieces.
Morphing and unfolding between representation and abstraction and the macro and micro, Land-scape evokes the familiar and unfamiliar through a play of perspective, framing and an embrace of the incidental.
Venue: Esplanade Tunnel
When: 13 Jan - 14 May 2023,