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p JADE OF DESIRE
Jade of Desire is a solo exhibitio n by ar tist Zi Pe ng, which takes us on a jo u rn ey to experien ce the balan cing a nd harmo nio us effect of jade. The gemston e has
a u nique symbolic energy, attrac ting ma ny fo r thousands of years. Artist Zi Peng uses his in nate ability with oils to captu re hyper-realistically the subject of his a rt.
His Jade series is a miracu lou s combination of the tradition al an d the mo dern – an art within an art. Y2ARTS, Janua ry 12-21 .
t IN/SIGHT: ABSTRACT
ART BY WU GUANZHONG
AND ARTISTS FROM
Wu Guanzhong was one of the foremost painters
in Chinese modern art, and is considered by many
to be on e of the greatest con temporar y Chinese
painters of all time. Wu saw form as an i mpo rtant
compon en t in appreciating a wo rk of ar t, seei ng
beauty in fo rmal visu al elements like lin e, shape,
colo ur, tex tu re an d compositio n. To the ar tist,
these elemen ts were more i mpo rtant tha n su bject
mat ter and physical resemblance to an object in
reality. A selection of works by Wu, along with
other ar tists from S outheast Asia, will illustrate the
diverse motivatio ns fo r abstraction a midst distin ct
and varied ba ckgrou n ds.
Singapore Art Museum, until April 30.
Wild Vines with Flowers like Pearls by Wu Guanzhong (1997), ink on paper, 89x179cm. Gift from the artist, part of the collection
of the National Heritage B oard.
Flaming Jade by
Zi Peng (2013), oil on
p THE PAST WAS YESTERDAY
Artist Kiyomi Talaulicar’s sepia-to n ed paintings are reminiscen t of times past, each can vas ex plo ring quiet
melan choly, when the period of grieving is over but the memor y of loss remai ns. Throu gh the depictio n of
familiar ho usehold objects, Kiyomi evokes the sen se of aba ndo nmen t, of isolation , a feeling of belo n ging
to n o o ne. Images of a ro cking horse, stan ding still, o r elsewhere a chair, ac t as symbols of solitude, the
a rtist asking, ‘Will the dark ness n ever cease? ’ Kiyomi u ses layers of paint to explore her vul nerability
thro ugh the u n certainty an d co nstan t change of visu al pe rception s, feeling an d impulses, which even tu ally
lead to the forming of a specific image as a singular realm. The Arts House, January 21-26.
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