Living and working in Singapore since birth, Ahmad Abu Bakar was born in 1963 in Melaka, Peninsular Malaysia, barely two years before Singapore was separated from Malaysia. His highly sculptural practice consistently finds itself mitigating personal ideas of land, identity and providence.
In TANAH LANGIT BUMI, Ahmad invites viewers to encounter his objects in contemplative dialogues by activating intrinsic and mnemonic vocabulary of symbols. Presented in three groups, the bright green TANAH (land), white LANGIT (sky) and bright orange BUMI (earth) evoke emblematic and often minimalistic contours of megaliths, urns, headstones and traditional crockery. These iconic sculptural forms reflect contained truths earned through experience and profound understanding of journeys with our encounters in life and living.
Venue: Chan + Hori Contemporary, 6 Lock Road #02-09 Singapore 108934
Tuesday to Friday: 11am- 7pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12pm- 7pm
Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays
When: 23 Nov - 22 Dec 2019,