Culibrina presents a new suite of works this January in conjunction with Singapore Art Week to kick-start the year. The pieces feature the distinct iridescent depiction of waterside communities seen in his most recent works, this time inspired by the rainbow-like colour formations on water surfaces following an oil spill.
In Rainbow Spill, he continues to portray similar scenes — a combination of fisherfolks, boats, aquatic flora, and the entire assortment of trash dumped in the waters. In this riot of juxtaposition and layering, the human figures seem to transform into monstrous creatures, mutating perhaps as a result of the harsh and toxic condition created by man’s harmful intervention with the natural environment. Appropriating an object from the fishing community’s material culture to suggest something symbolic, he lays nets to fill the voids in the compositions, implying the trap that humanity has succumbed to in its quest to pursue progress and development at the expense of nature.
Opening Reception: 15 January 2020, 6 – 9pm
Venue: Yavuz Gallery, 9 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 11am–7pm
Closed on Monday and Public Holidays
When: 15 Jan - 13 Feb 2020,
By: Yavuz Gallery