Wong Shih Yaw: Between the Parallels is an exhibition of new and existing works which will open on Saturday, 18 May 2019 and run through 31 May 2019. Addressing the perilous boundaries between fantasy and reality, life and death, dreams and horrors, Wong has boldly developed a unique visual contemporary language that seeks to confront the dualities that define Modern Man’s state of existence. The artist’s autobiographical approach to art also sees him openly mediating on the Christian experience with reverence and technicolour optimism in his invention, revealing the frailty of being all too human.
Featuring over 40 paintings and sketches rendered in oil, acrylic and ink, Wong Shih Yaw: Between the Parallels offers a broad survey of Wong Shih Yaw’s oeuvre. From his depiction of still life objects at their rawest forms – ironically suggesting the life that once was – to the devotional stance adopted by humanoid characters existing in a world that is part cyber-futuristic and part rooted in reality, Wong has always been unabashed about projecting the inherent dualities of everyday life onto his art. “I hope my works can awaken the viewers’ sleeping consciences,” the artist once declared. “This is my responsibility as an artist!”
Exhibition Opening: 18 May 2019, Saturday, 3pm
Venue: Artspace @ Helutrans, 39 Keppel Road, Singapore 089065
When: 18 - 31 May 2019, 12noon - 7.30pm