SINGAPORE.- Art Plural Gallery
is presenting Flux, an important collective exhibition featuring more than 20 artists working with various media such as painting, sculpture, drawings and photography. Focusing on their most recent works, the exhibition runs from January 17 to February 28, 2014.
Flux underlies the plural identity of the gallery, bridging East and West and fostering dialogue between cultures, temporalities and artistic expressions and mediums. Flux aims to visit the flow of energy stirring the creative languages of the selected contemporary artists. The exhibition pays tribute to the creative selection of the gallery featuring recent works by Fabienne Verdier, Bernar Venet, Ian Davenport, Yves Dana, Pablo Reinoso, Chun Kwang Young, Qiu Jie, Doug and Mike Starn, Nan Qi, Li Tianbing, Gao Xingjian, Barry Flanagan, Manolo Valdes and Marc Quinn offering interesting echoes and correspondences.
Flux also celebrates a new selection of artists including American artist Jedd Novatt. A sculptor of international renown, Jedd Novatt plays with gravity, weight and balance piling open-space squares and overlapping unequal edges. Monumental sculptures pave international indoor and outdoor sites daringly entering in relation with space. Jedd Novatt seizes the raw qualities of materials, such as steel or bronze, to magnify their own notions of purity, power, permanence or stoicism. Instability and irregularity engagingly give rhythm to the cubic matrixes liberated from geometry as the latter is deconstructed, dislocated and emptied. The complexity of the structure defying physics and human apprehension sets new hypothesis in the history of abstract sculpture placing doubt in the centre of the artistic quest.
This exhibition marks a seminal moment for Art Plural Gallery. It is a unique occasion to celebrate the artists who have marked the success of the gallery and introduce a new artistic selection to our public. In conjunction to this exhibition, we are extremely enthusiastic to launch Art Plural, Voices of Contemporary Art, an important art publication paying tribute to all these artists. The text is written by prominent art critic Michael Peppiatt. Frederic de Senarclens, founder and director of Art Plural Gallery.
Flux on Third Floor
For Flux, Third Floor presents a selection of recent works by Fu Lei, Tian Taiquan, Dane Patterson, Armen Agop, Adriana Molder, Siddhartha Tawadey, Julia Calfee, Shi Jinsong as well as works by new emerging and rising artists such as Sherman Ong, Marie Von Heyl and Agathe de Bailliencourt.
Filmmaker, photographer and visual artist based in Singapore, Sherman Ong develops a wide corpus on various themes linked by his photographic fragile and moving aesthetics. Human figures evolving in disrupted public places and overwhelmed by the changing nature of space affected by the monsoon, the wildness or the bundling up of urban sites, seem to be looking for a localized identity. Seeking relationships and belongings, characters are often immortalized in action as if the latter was a unique conveyor of meaning, the only common ground in such a varied and fluid environment. Is space escaping or are humans running away from it? Sherman Ong patterns and unfolds this recurrent question structured by the paradoxical human quest and suspicion to infrastructures.
French artist living in Berlin, Agathe de Bailliencourt has two different artistic approaches that continuously feed each other: she works in her studio on canvas, paper or linen but also outdoors directly onto urban space, architecture or nature. The recurrence of multiple patterns in her work such as the straight line or the sentence Je men fous (literally: I dont care) seems to tend to an unreachable reproducible horizon of freedom, defining another spatiality, a readable landscape. Nature and paint are in constant dialogue in her work as she applies paint on spaces or infuses nature on paper. The construction of a space where nature and artificiality, inside and outside meet, seems to form the precise and determined destination of Agathe de Bailliencourts on-going both artistic and physical research.