Works in this exhibition present a plethora of visual catalysts that encourage a dialogue as well as a reassessing of our thoughts concerning “language,” both visual and verbal. This may lead to questioning, disconnecting, rearranging, reconnecting; and reassembling our perceptions, memories, and perspectives concerning “language.”
These drawings and paintings focus on nuances that evoke certain feelings and hint at various connotations in a way that enables a piece of work to continually inspire and generate a wide diversity of response. The marks and incised lines take on a life of their own. It is though these works are playing with the idea of liberating “language” from its more predictable context and presenting it in a prethought “primordial soup” context. This process of disconnecting and reconnecting the elements of “language” allows the use of marks, letters, and image to construct layers of transparent meaning that suggest or evoke subtle narratives that are in embedded or brewing beneath the surfaces of the drawings/paintings. These works tease the boundary between mark making, and “language,” stirring the waters of sensitivity and perception that will lead to one or more levels of interpretation.
Though all of the works presented here are the product of two unique personalities from radically different backgrounds, cultures, and life experiences, they all serve as examples of making the intangible become tangible – that magic that occurs whenever people put their passions, ideals, and creativity into practice.
Opening: 30th April, at 5pm
Venue: SOTA Gallery, 1 Zubir Said Drive Singapore 227968
When: 30 Apr - 7 May 2016, 12noon - 8pm