Nowadays, questions are seldom actually requested with intention. More and extra of the youthful generations are being introduced up considering that each query has a prepared reply, when the essence of asking questions is about being open to not only one, however a number of prospects.
There is not any true sense of finality in artwork, as there is no such thing as a proper or improper in private expression, and that’s what esteemed sculptor Yeo Chee Kiong and younger Singaporean artist Isabella Teng discover of their new exhibition, Question.
Presenting items that ponder the dualities of heaven and earth, spirit and physique, nature and science, and properly as aesthetics and philosophy, the artists problem and subvert our pure methods of trying on the world, inviting us to assume past our consolation zones via a masterful finessing of their artwork varieties.
The first of this inventive pairing, alumnus of the Glasgow School of Art and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Yeo Chee Kiong, makes use of playful and sudden juxtapositions to make sculptures and installations that examine the language of and spatial relationship between object, house and authorship. He destabilises the acquainted notions of spatial proportions and views to look at the advanced human circumstances that assemble the surreal world.
In Question, he presents a sequence of lovely contradictions. Each work a passionate inquiry of why nature is the best way it’s — revealing his unmistakable love for excellent imperfections. Characteristic metal bubbles as seen in Pedicure (2013) and The wind and wings (2010) discover the human being’s primal need for the reality inside the absurd world of delusion, whereas Silent Rain, which manifests as inexperienced and white clouds raining strings of wool, and lucid fantastic thing about instability and adventuring on a highway much less travelled.
The different half of Question is helmed by Isabella Teng, whose imaginative worlds transport viewers into magical realms drawn up by her deft hand. She is obsessive about clear, easy but highly effective line and creates two-dimensional drawings, work, drawings in house, three-dimensional anamorphic installations, conceptual installations — works grounded within the exploration of the road. While her definition of “line” has branched out from drawing into textual content, writing, and house, the love affair stays the identical: an engagement with the unanswerable thriller of the road.
Suggestive and interesting, her assortment of works tracks her progress as an individual via time in a heartfelt and considerate method. Of the 2 new works made for this occasion, Into The Valley (2022) revisits a time of isolation and excessive introspection from 2015 to 2016, after feeling misplaced and distressed; should you can’t go up the mountain, why don’t you go down into the valley? That was how this enigmatic piece got here to be. To Be Free (2022), the opposite new work, ponders a extra carefree time by illustrating a tree that has roots rising upwards, and the bottom is peppered with foliage.
Other works just like the lovable “Where Did The Gravity Go?” Series (2009-2013), A Resting Place (a set of 4 works), and Map (2014), a formative piece that exhibits the affect of Yayoi Kusama in her work and the quilt work of this exhibition, all present depth and emotional readability as she traverses totally different emotional planes and phases in her life, bringing viewers into her evolving world.
If something, this present proves that there are all the time solutions to be discovered, as an alternative of a singular reply or reality that each one people yearn to succeed in of their lifetime. After all, the shortest distance between two factors shouldn’t be all the time a straight line.
This exhibition is ready up by Olal’Art, an artwork consulting firm that manages artwork initiatives, curates exhibitions, and organises artwork occasions. They primarily deal with Chinese and French artists who do summary artwork, artwork brut, and pop artwork. Olal’Art additionally offers session to anybody, households or personal companies, for appropriate artwork items to embellish their properties, places of work, or occasion areas.
Additionally, Olal’Art gives workshops and guided excursions to attach with the general public concerning the artwork world and unfold consciousness of the artists’ ideas via their artworks. Always exploring new partnerships and collaborations, Olal’Art welcomes all who want to pursue extra inventive and cultural initiatives to get in contact with them.
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