Maryanto’s solo exhibition Story of Space features a presentation of monochromatic landscape paintings and sculptural installations. Maryanto makes art to engage in social and political activism. Deeply concerned about environmental issues, his inspiration stems from his observation of the physical landscape and its changes brought about by human interference. From drawings and paintings, to sculptures and installations, Maryanto’s exhibitions visualise themes of environmental exploitation and its political consequences. He believes that landscapes are rich in their untold narratives and it is through his detailed visualisation and representation of landscape in his works that he highlights the importance of protecting the environment.
Story of Space presents a synthesis of utopian and dystopian reflections of landscape and the environment by pulling together elements from his previous exhibitions; Space of Exception (2015, Yeo Workshop) and Mineral Desire (2016, Art Basel Hong Kong). Story of Space is a place of thinking and reflecting on narratives or stories of the land, journeying through the past into the reality of the present to the possibility of a future.
Meet the Artist & Exhibition Tour: Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 6-9pm
Venue: Yeo Workshop, 1 Lock Road, #01-01, Singapore 108932
Opening Hours: Tue to Sat 11am–7pm, Sun 12pm-6pm
When: 28 Mar - 18 Jun 2017,
By: Yeo Workshop