Jogja based Balinese artist Wayan Novi has developed a distinctive personal vision of the importance of everyday objects and their beauty in the simple village life he grew up in. Wayan Novi’s dedicated mark making solely with a pen on a large canvas forms an impressionable yet neutral landscape for everyday objects to find their place. At times, an abstract plethora of teapots, light petromaks, sickles and hoes hover around one another like a close knitted community, their shadows pressing lightly on the surface, yet with determination to protect their territory. At other moments, a solitary kettle demands your attention to the center of the picture; the protagonist raising a speech to the gatherers by the fireplace. Standing in front of the picture, you can feel the village warmth Wayan Novi is attempting to convey.
Venue: Art Porters Gallery, 64 Spottiswoode Park Road, Singapore 088652
When: 24 Jan - 15 Apr 2018, 10.30am - 7pm (Closed on Mondays)
By: Art Porters