This exhibition presents a series of new works by contemporary Chinese ink artist Wei Ligang (b. 1964), created during his residency at Yogya Art Lab (YAL) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The artist finds that the creativity which emerges from the challenges and stimulation of immersion in a foreign culture is unique in reference to his previous practice—a novelty shift in perspective which is key to his creative process.
Luminous Birds is a series of recent works inspired during Wei’s travels in Indonesia in the summer of 2017. Filled with delicacy and spirituality, exoticism and naturalness, as well as analytical thought and an adventurous impulse, this body of works provides a unique window into the artist’s creative working process. Wei’s wide-ranging inspirations include the colors of the tropical scenery, the patterns of batik fabrics, bronze artifacts from the Jogja National Museum, the local food and music, Borobudur and the ancient architecture of the region, and so much more.
Venue: Gajah Gallery Singapore, 39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, #03-04, Singapore 089065
When: 24 Feb - 8 Apr 2018,
By: Gajah Gallery