"mʌlti is an exhibition featuring the artists Christopherson Ho (Singapore), Jamie Tan (Singapore), Kyung Sun Jun (Korea), Lam Yau Sum (Hong Kong/China), Lijie Ong (Singapore), Martha Chaudhry (U.S.A/Singapore), Nandita Mukand (India/Singapore), and Wei Li Leow (Singapore). The works presented traverse a multitude of media, exploring the reciprocal relationship between content and form. Medium functions to transpose ephemeral thought into corporeal vessels, giving expression tangibility. Yet its purpose is far more than auxiliary; each material has a signature of its own and dictates content as much as it is dictated by content. Whatever their medium of choice, each artist’s practice is underscored by the same desire for self-expression. The works in this exhibition have been crafted in a plethora of mediums, both traditional and contemporary; juxtaposed so, a conversation between the materiality of each medium is sparked."
A painting, a life, a process.
The allure of abstraction lies in finding more and more of me on the painted surface. Vulnerable, true. Every mark on the canvas, like an event that leaves its trace on the painted surface -does it complement the ones that came before or does it go so far beyond that it makes them redundant? So many get painted over in subsequent layers, others are allowed to show through. But when a painting is done it is still only a link to the next one. Each painting is but an event in the ongoing saga.
Honored to be a part of The Visual Arts Development Association of Singapore (VADA) inaugural exhibition of UNTAPPED EMERGING. The exhibition featured 9 up-and-coming, Singapore-based artists, hand-picked by the UNTAPPED Advisory Committee consisting of Boo Sze Yang, Martin Constable, Adeline Kueh and Dr Bridget Tracy Tan. It was a pleasure to exhibit with Yanyun Chen, Prakash Haridas, Jodi Tan, Leonard Yang, Yeo Tze Yang, Tay Inning, Ryan Benjamin Lee, Danielle Tay.
Many thanks to the Patrons Ian Dunderdale, Angie Chan and Nick Davies, Terence C W Lim, Mr and Mrs Jimmy Phoon, Will Rathvon, SIO Tat Hiang.
Nandita Mukand is a Singapore-based artist. Her work deals with the relationship with Nature and spirituality from within the contemporary urban context. She employs materiality to question the impact urban life has on our experience of time and the meaning we give to our own existence.