Curated by: Demetrio Paparoni
Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Fabrikkgata 11, 3320 Vestfossen, Norway.
May till September 2018, Opening: May 5, 2018, 1.30 pm
"Without a preconceived image of the final composition, my artistic practice evolves throughout the painting process, removing the boundary between abstraction and representation. This approach allows the imagery to surface spontaneously, a visual syncopation, like searching for a melody in white noise. Using oils and alkyd resin, I paint, scratch and erase layers of paint with brushes, hands, palette knives and sandpaper, revealing layers of color that reflect projections from my psyche. I often work on aluminum panels, which provide greater freedom to transform the image as it develops. My work explores medium and method, creating a feeling of dynamism while testing the boundaries of color, form, and transparency.
The piece for Contemporary Chaos is a painting installation comprising an improvised wall mural in dialogue with selected small format paintings. This installation format takes inspiration from a play within a play; the Babylonian love story within Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, in a scene between Pyramus and Thisbe, anxious lovers who correspond solely through a hole in the sentient wall. Within this installation, the wall mural and small paintings are meant to play off each other: The wall painting envelopes the viewer, due to its scale, it cannot be seen entirely at once. Hence, the viewer experiences it with peripheral vision, like animals with eyes on the side of the head. In counterpoint, the small paintings are oriented in a portrait format and assume the form of portals. This focused plane where energies collide, is meant to bring out a predatory (eyes on the front) and passionate viewing experience, as if one could consume that which is depicted within this "portal.”” Ruben Peng, March 2018
For more information on Ruben Pang, please visit his artist page
Architecture Talk with Dr Imran Tajudeen and Gerald Leow
17 March at 14:00–15:30
SAM at 8Q: 8 Queen Street, Singapore 188535
Join Dr Imran Tajudeen, Assistant Professor at the NUS Department of Architecture, and Singaporean artist Gerald Leow in this talk. Dr Imran will discuss the fascinating typological basis, model variations, and cultural histories of the granary form across island Southeast Asia, and Gerald will share his interest in material cultures as well as his creative process behind working with large scale sculpture. Harvest (2018) is SAM’s latest commission for the Front Lawn as part of Singapore Art Week.
Venue: SAM Glass Hall
Ticket registration required at http://www.apactix.com/events/detail/harvest-architecture-talk-with-dr-imran-tajudeen-and-gerald-leow
CHRIS CHONG CHAN FUI
OH! 2018 at Emerald Hill, Singapore
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
3 / 4 / 10 / 11 / 17 / 18 / 24 / 25 MARCH 2018
Chatsworth International School in Orchard, Emerald Hill.
37 Emerald Hill Road
Chris Chong Chan Fui's ENDEMIC is an installation of mechanized and manufactured copies of rare endemics of Mount Kinabalu, Malaysian Borneo, now on view at OH! 2018 at Emerald Hill, Singapore. OH! redefines everyday spaces through art by challenging artists to create new work responding directly to an existing space – a specific neighbourhood, or history, or even a home.
Meccaniche della Meraviglia 12
Curated by: Albano Morandi
MO.CA - MorettoCavour - Centre per le nuove culture
Via Moretto 78, 25121 Brescia, Italy
24 February - 25 March 2018