These paintings and sculptures by P. Gnana, under a visual language of whimsically-stylised imagery of human figures within the universal concept of love. And this love that P. Gnana so eloquently portrays, connects to as many perspectives as one can imagine. Some figures are intentionally androgynous, whereby gender is no hindrance to the viewer’s response to the alluring feel of unconditional love. And some figures are absolutely defined, perhaps in the case of the timeless concept of the Mother and Child. Nevertheless, the concept remains poignant and invincible.
Zhang Xiangming regards his art as a presentation of symptoms. His recent concentration on a single subjective range – young, attractive women of an Asian cast – may be pitched in order to exploit scopic interest, even desire, but it has been chosen, and is varied, in order to reflect social circumstances, circumstances that pertain within China and without. “The porcelain skin of the lady in my painting symbolizes a high degree of spiritual indifference and melancholy that come about when ideals have vanished,” Zhang explains. By taking a closer look at the changes in women and how they are represented, various changes can be suggested about the human race. Women are the manifestations of myriad personalities and lifestyles in a particular climate.
Venue: Yang Gallery, 581 Orchard Road, The Shopping Gallery Hilton #01-11, Singapore 238883
When: 15 - 30 Sep 2018,