Subliminal Remnant is the debut solo exhibition of Indonesian artist Ridho Rizki. Opening on 26 October 2023, this showcase will feature 13 new paintings on paper and on canvas, and will be accompanied by writings from Eka Novrian and Hidayatul Azmi.
Ridho captivates the audience with the stimuli conjured by the illusions of formal objects. His works maintain the feeling of foreignness amidst fleeting familiarity, floating on the border between consciousness and unconsciousness. The illusion within his paintings shifts according to the physical distance between the audience and the painting surface. Familiar objects present themselves in flashes of recognisability before they scatter into particles. Before long, the beholder becomes increasingly aware of how their eyes have been beguiled by the simplest elements: dots and colours. Ridho compels the audience to sift through the remnants of memories, seeking to identify an enigmatic yet intimate object, and inviting us to rediscover it time and again. He deliberately resists the instinct of our conscious mind to recognise and attach names or meanings to the objects within his paintings.
At the core of Ridho’s artistic vision lies the construction of objects through formal elements. However, it is crucial to note the way Ridho gathers remnants of his memories, not as an effort to define a meaning behind his work, but to reveal his perception as a subject who himself grapples with ties to objects in his past.
Venue: Gajah Gallery Singapore, 39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark #03-04, Singapore 089065
Hours: Mon – Fri: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
When: 26 Oct - 19 Nov 2023,
By: Gajah Gallery