Art Porters and Jada Art Gallery present a new media visual art exhibition, Binary, comprising 21 recent artworks by artists Ren Zi & Szto. Binary is a conversation between the polar artistic temperaments + practices of SZTO + Ren Zi. In terms of materiality (handmade vs. digital, organic vs. industrial), dimensionality (2D vs. 3D), expression (image vs. text), proximity (familiar vs. alien, comforting vs. outre), registers (lightness vs. weight, bright vs. dark), balance (equilibrium vs. destabilisation).
Yet rather than a fixedness on boundaries, their mixed-media works involve the permeability of states. Keeping certain aspects in plain sight while camouflaging others. As autodidacts, both bypass the rule-book to co-opt the black, the white + nuances between into their respective cosmologies, weaving figurations + language into something else altogether.
Opening event: May 17, 2017 from 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Artists Talk: May 24, 2017 from 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Art Porters, 64 Spottiswoode Park Road, Singapore 088652
Hours: Tues to Sun from 10.30am to 7.00pm & Monday by appointment
When: 17 May - 25 Jun 2017,
By: Art Porters