Light and Shadow is Wedhar Riyadi’s third solo show with Yavuz Gallery. The exhibition debuts a new series of works that explores our current relationships with digital technology and its implications on visual representations in the genre of painting, of object and subject, real and apparent.
In Light and Shadow, Wedhar continues his investigation on the influence of the digital age, taking a spotlight on its impact on our everyday experiences and senses. In our current era of the social media phenomenon, the domination of our sense of sight shapes our way of looking at others through an object lens. Yearning for a return back to our physical body as a feeling being, Wedhar began this new suite of paintings through manually composing the figures through clay sculptures. Dynamic and adaptive, the materiality of clay imprints presence of the artist’s hand and human touch.
The resulting works are then captured, digitally manipulated with artificial light, and translated into chiaroscuro paintings. Leaving traces of Wedhar’s original touch, the paintings blur the line between the still-life and self-portraiture, material and immaterial, object and subject, light and shadow.
Venue: Yavuz Gallery, Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, #02-23, Singapore 108937
When: 11 Feb - 5 Mar 2023,
By: Yavuz Gallery