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Thinking Ink: Improvisations on Cultural Criteria

 'Thinking Ink: Improvisations on Cultural Criteria' at Gajah Gallery will present a rare collection of over 20 paintings by 5 celebrated ink artists from Singapore and China: Chua Ek Kay, Hong Sek Chern, Gu Gan, Gu Wenda and Wei Ligang. The exhibition aims to provide a concise overview of the artists' methods and motives, contextualizing the distinct trajectories of their work within the larger narrative of the ink painting tradition. The exhibition will include several previously unseen works from the estate of the late Singaporean artist Chua Ek Kay, shown in public for the first time. In addition, Hong Sek Chern (SG) will debut two new paintings depicting the Singaporean cityscape.

Surpassing any other medium, ink painting has embodied ideas of the Chinese culture and its arc of identity throughout the millennia. Through works of two Singaporean artists and three Chinese artists, 'Thinking Ink: Improvisations on Cultural Criteria' examines the varied ink practices with an aim to develop an appreciation for how ink artists, despite their different contexts and use of strategies, communicate contemporary narratives by striking a dialogue with the past. These artists innovate through their technique, subject matter, aesthetic, conceptual approach, or a combination of these, while at the same time maintaining references to the tradition and the culture. 


Tuesday, 15 August, 2017

Venue:
Gajah Gallery

39 Keppel Road
#03-04 Tanjong Pagar Distripark
Singapore, Singapore 089065
Singapore

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Gajah Gallery

Phone: 67374202
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