Paper – Sight is the first solo exhibition in Singapore by Japanese artist Shinro Ohtake that marks the artist’s extraordinary endeavor in print and papermaking, showcasing some 30 of 140 unique and edition works executed at an incredible pace during his residency with the STPI Workshop in 2015. Highlights include a series of large-scale fluorescent paper pulp paintings — a technical feat for both Ohtake and STPI—as well as a 320-page sculptural scrapbook, consisting of 160 individual artworks, that parallel his ongoing Scrapbook series of 68 artist books spanning over nearly four decades.
Ohtake’s characteristic style and sensibility towards amassed content and “pasted pictures” remain heavily apparent in the exhibition. Only this time, recurrent themes and familiar motifs of nature and found images culled from the artist’s daily life are appropriated in an amalgamation of new materials, techniques and multi-neon colour palettes, resulting in a bold and unapologetic body of work.
Venue: STPI, 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236
When: 25 Sep - 5 Nov 2016,