The Shadow of Change is Yim Maline’s (b.1982) first solo exhibition in Singapore. The exhibition runs from 7 – 22 June 2019 at Richard Koh Fine Art Singapore and will feature 12 mixed media works comprising of; 8 wall-bound cardboard and paper works, and 4 tissue paper sculptures.
In The Shadow of Change, Yim considers reflections on life in motion; the life cycle of birth (and rebirth), living (moving and movements through time, and through emotions of joys and sorrows) and death (dying and decay and the fragility of life). All are enfolded in her practice that is rooted in her lived history as a witness of civil war and now a witness of the precariousness of our natural environments.
In this exhibition, viewers will be introduced to Yim’s unique ‘Decomposition’ aesthetics of amorphous and biomorphic shapes and forms across various mediums which effectively encapsulates the artist’s reflections on the interconnectedness of all matter. At its core, ‘Decomposition’ investigates the notion of landscape and its representation. The series was conceived after a year of residencies and travel to diverse ecosystems on four continents, from which Yim cultivated a deeper consciousness around the tenuous state of the global environment with her home and country as a comparative concern.
Yim Maline (b.1982, Cambodia) lives and works in Siem Reap, Cambodia. She is one of a small (albeit growing) handful of female Khmer artists. Whilst they all share a multi-medium approach to art-making, Yim is the only one who produces drawing, and tackles most centrally the changing natural environment around the world.
Opening: 7 June (Friday), 6:30 – 9:00pm
Venue: Richard Koh Fine Art, Blk 47 Malan Road, 01-26 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109444
When: 7 - 22 Jun 2019,