Element Art Space is pleased to present Wisnu Auri’s first Singapore solo exhibition. Titled “I am just Doing Aesthetics,” this show will explore the ‘power of disturbing taste,’ which seeks to define judgments about art and the beauty of nature. Moving away from his previous series which focused on found-objects, Auri returns to paintings yet continues with his fascination of nostalgia and the present. The struggle between beautiful and ugly, present and past and the evolution of art styles are some of the unifying themes in this series. In I am just Doing Aesthetic No. 8, he vandalises a baroque style portrait with splashes of street-art-like paint and challenges the viewers to judge whether something beautiful that has been visually disturbed can still be aesthetically pleasing.
This show marks Auri’s solo comeback after his last project, “Like Saving, Like Borrowing,” back in 2013. The 34-year-old artist has also participated in numerous group exhibitions since 2002, including in Seoul, Korea and Dubai, UAE. The exhibition will comprise of 15 works and runs from 17 September to 18 October 2015.
Venue: Element Art Space, Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road #02-13, Singapore 188719
When: 17 Sep - 18 Oct 2015, 11:00am - 7:00pm