Cuturi Gallery is delighted to present From These Ruins, We Rise and Fall, a solo exhibition by local artist, Marla Bendini (b. 1986, Singapore). This show features a new collection of mixed media artworks, inviting the viewers to the gathering of spirits to find one another, to create and rediscover meaning, to project resolution and embrace support. Imagining herself and her companions as archetypes, through the act of modelling, painting, and storytelling – merging fantasy and reality while journaling her struggles.
“Art is my fantasy and reality. It is my way of expression but to also blow off steam and quieten down.”
As with all her works, Bendini uses the female gaze through a combination of painting, writing, drawing, and installations to create layered documentation of a unique woman’s experience. Revealing layers of exuberant transformation that define new spaces of power within the feminine soul, Bendini’s painterliness evokes tenderness that softens the intensity of the intimate struggle. With bodies painted in warm tones, a delicate glow emits from her paintings.
Marla Bendini is a cross-disciplinary artist and trans woman working in painting, text, sound and performance to articulate the infinitely faceted transgender experience on her own terms.
She started painting and making installations during her junior college education in 2004 and was a BFA Interactive Media graduate of School of Art, Design & Media (ADM) at Nanyang Technological University in 2013, where she focused on interactive video installations, film and performance. Marla Bendini has performed and exhibited in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Macau, Sweden, Spain and the United States of America.
Venue: Cuturi Gallery, 61 Aliwal Street
When: 12 - 27 Nov 2022, 12pm - 7pm
By: Cuturi Gallery