Internationally acclaimed sculptor and painter Wu Qiong is back in town to present his exhibition, Here and Now. This exhibition is his open invitation into a state of consciousness replete with luscious dreamscapes, whimsical characters and compositions.
Taking a year to prepare for this exhibition, Wu will be showcasing his paintings and sculptures that are characterised by a broader concept. His newer masterpieces are more subtle, allowing more open-ended interpretations and portraying more powerful emotions and feelings.
These visceral feelings are communicated through postures, facial expressions and depiction of characters. This allows for more emphasis on individual characters and development of their emotions. Wu’s distinctive cartoon style is obvious, and it resonates with the aesthetic of a generation absorbed with graphic novels, comics, digital worlds, animation and gaming.
The characters have their eyes closed and mouths agape. Their upturned faces and shut eyes suggest that havoc is unfolding in their dreams. Wu hopes to tap upon this notion through the recurring use of this facial expression, allowing viewers to draw their own associations with the different scenarios presented in his works.
Opening Reception: Sunday, November 8th, 7pm
Venue: Ode to Art Gallery at Raffles City, 252 North Bridge Road, #01- 36E/F Raffles City Shopping Center, Singapore 179103
When: 8 - 21 Nov 2015,
By: ODE TO ART