As the world turns into more and more interconnected, the will to face alone and in isolation turns into ever stronger within the artwork world. Trying to indicate the potential for divine concord in range, architecture-turned-artist Wong Tze Chau’s newest physique of labor, titled “Cosmic Variations”, delves deeper into the idea of Oneness by means of the thought of variations in classical music — a grand return to summary but easy kind and pure colors.
With a background in structure, Wong was by no means removed from the realm of artwork and design. But it was solely with the affect of German playwright and poet Frederich Schiller’s philosophy that “the artistic arts can rework the human spirit” that he determined to pursue portray whereas nonetheless working as a lecturer at Republic Polytechnic in 2010.
Since then, he has participated in group reveals in Singapore, Thailand and India, earlier than touchdown his first solo present at a industrial gallery in 2018. This led him to win the UOB Painting of the Year in 2019 below the Established Artist Category, which lauded his creations for its interrogative but visually fascinating nature. The relaxation is historical past, the newest chapter manifesting in a set that had solely begun in March earlier this yr.
On Cosmic Variations, Wong says that the “thought of making limitless variations and improvisations upon a number of easy buildings” significantly appealed to him as he needed to additional develop his decade-long investigation of Oneness with an expression that was extra common. If all beings are related by means of interdependence, and the stripping of 1’s masks and kinds will reveal the identical core hidden inside, then the essence of kind and color is the dot — the identify of the collection that can be proven on this exhibition.
“Dots are used to kind phrases in numerous languages. Words are the symbols of various individuals and cultures. My goal is to create a bridge between completely different realms. I imagine that there could possibly be concord on this more and more divisive world if we see past variations.
Forms thus emerge by means of splattering layers upon layers of dots over months with minimal contact between brush and canvas. By balancing the duality of probability with management, construction with variation, gentle with darkness, simplicity with complexity, Wong seeks consonance in summary works that painting imageries of both the macro or micro cosmo. This ongoing collection is a quest for connection between particular person existence and cosmic presence. If you’re eager to expertise Wong’s magical world, his solo exhibition can be exhibiting till 29 September at Gallery1819. There may even be a meet-the-artist session and a reside demonstration of his Dot Series on 10 September at 3.30pm.
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