Solo Exhibition By Safaruddin Abdul Hamid (Dyn)
4 - 22 April 2011
Dyn chronicles the Singapore landscape in a most unique manner, by depicting familiar local buildings, shop-houses and neighbuorhoods in a super flat composition, void of human presence, gathering the outline and characteristics of the architecture but not its shadows and depth. Associating memory to place, the artist informs the viewer of nostalgia by employing a bright "pop" candy-colour palette to create a vision of vacant optimism and cheer. For instance, paintings of Pre-war housing estates such as Tiong Bahru or the façade of Cathay cinema emerge from old photographs to which the artist also attaches his personal childhood memories while referring to a sense of loss and melancholy.