“Too late to turn back now” is a solo exhibition by Maria Farrar. Farrar was born in the Philippines and brought up in Shimonoseki, Japan until the age of 15. She then moved to London, England where she now lives and works. In recent years, Farrar has caught the attention of the European art world – she has exhibited consistently in solo and group shows and the Saatchi Gallery acquired her work in 2018. This exhibition will mark her first solo exhibition in Singapore and South East Asia.
Farrar paints scenes derived from her everyday life or from fragments of memories. These scenes include women walking a dog or gazing into the window of a bread shop, a garden as seen through a window and make-up scattered over a dressing table. The captured moments are concrete and yet at the same time, they contain a sense of elusiveness and the feeling of a floating and expanding world.
This exhibition features Farrar’s most recent works which reflect her new exploration and painting style. The increasing layers of strokes start to cover the entire picture plane, diminishing the presence of the raw linen support in her earlier works and introducing a rich, vibrant background that sets the tone for Farrar’s sceneries. The dynamic characters are in contrast with carefully depicted details of even the smallest motifs, creating a rhythm on the picture plane. Daring creatures and objects arise from this technique, releasing their presence within Farrar’s pictorial narrative.
Opening Reception: 5 October 2019, 6pm-8.30pm
Venue: Ota Fine Arts, 7 Lock Road, #02-13 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108935
Hours: Tues – Sat, 11am – 7pm, Sun 11am – 6pm, closed on Mon & PH
When: 5 Oct - 9 Nov 2019,
By: Ota Fine Arts