Posted on 31 January 2024
February 2024: Aung Myint | Dots. Lines. Crosses. Selections from 1990s to now
Aung Myint’s ‘Dots. Lines. Crosses’ is a concise exhibition that features highlights of the artist’s painting oeuvre from the 1990s to now. Aung Myint (b. 1946) has a special place in the developing timeline of Myanmar modern and contemporary art. His art and the Inya Gallery that he inaugurated in 1989 have acted as change-maker for many artists who participated by painting and exhibiting there. Straddling modern and contemporary movements, he remains an artist who has catalysed the developing contemporary scene. In the late 1970s to 1980s he strode the bumpy road of modern art development, influenced by Aung Soe and given artistic direction by Kin Maung Yin.
This exhibition traces a trajectory of his paintings based on the artist’s exploitation of basic dot-line art and design theory produced over 30 years. Works from several major series of the artist Aung Myint show the development of his painting, his streamlining of colour, brushstroke and application on canvas. The exhibition gives deeper insight into the development of his renowned Red and Black paintings. Works from his painting series include the 1990s abstract expressionistic work in colours; transitional pieces to red and black paintings including the ‘XO’ works and flag works; and expressionistic red and black faces. Included is one interactive installation piece from ‘The Human Mind is Changing Every Moment’, 2014.
Aung Myint (born 1946, Myanmar) is a self-taught artist working in painting, installation and performance. Since 1995 his work had caught the attention of curators at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum and Singapore Art Museum. His paintings are also in the collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, being exhibited in No Country, 2013-14. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions including at the Royal Tropics Museum, Amsterdam (1998), Imaging Selves, Singapore Art Museum (1998), ASEAN Masterworks, Kuala Lumpur (1997), and New Paintings from Myanmar, The Substation, Singapore (1996). Regarded by many as the ‘father of contemporary art’ in Myanmar, his solo at TS1 Gallery in Yangon (2014) was accompanied by a commemorative publication 14 A.M., and followed by 15 A.M. in Singapore, a solo side-by-side with his close colleague San Minn (1951 – 2022).
Curated by Seah Tzi-Yan
Organised by THEO Art Projects
Exhibition 21 – 26 February 2024
Open 11 am to 7 pm daily
The Arts House, Gallery II1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
Talk Sat 24 February 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Posted on 03 August, 2021
This August 2021: Chng Seok Tin, Remembrance of a Friend
Chng Seok Tin, or Seok is fondly recalled through her artistic legacy spanning 1975 to 2016. Artist, writer and teacher, she left a lasting impact on those around her. Seok worked persistently experimenting with print, a medium to express touching life philosophies and wry commentaries about the inconsistencies of the world she lived in. This memorial exhibition endeavours to bring us closer to the heart of the artist.
Seok had massive energy and persistently explored techniques for print and art media that enabled her to work creatively. Her work approach expands methods of art-making for both sighted and visually-assisted artists.
Nett proceeds will go to Very Special Arts Singapore towards enabling, engaging and empowering persons with disabilities.
Please note that there are limits to guest numbers in the gallery due to Safe Management requirements. Groups may enter based on prevailing regulations for group sizes.
Please reserve your complimentary tickets here
Posted on 16 December, 2020
This Dec 2020: Sujak Rahman - Launch of Temasek Batik Video
Sujak Rahman (b. 1949, Singapore) has been regarded as one of the finest batik painting artists in Singapore and the region. He is certainly one of the few who has consistently developed the vocabulary and methodology of batik with the techniques of modern visual art. He is concerned that the language and methodology of batik art should develop as a contemporary artistic medium, transforming from traditional craft. Sujak’s work stands as an important connector between traditional craft and modern experimentation in Southeast Asian art. This candid video documents his thoughts and batik-making process after more than 40 years of batik experimentation and painting.
Posted on 11 November, 2020
This Nov 2020: Sujak Rahman - Return: Retrospective 1978-2020
The venerated Singapore batik artist Sujak Rahman is marking his 71st year by exhibiting 40 of his paintings in a retrospective of his works from 1978 - 2020. A strong believer in the importance of Singapore’s ownership of our cultural development, Sujak has developed his personal batik methodology over this time, sharing it through his teaching.
The exhibition is a culminative iteration of Sujak Rahman’s work with new and recent paintings as well as artworks dating back to the late 1970s, when the artist first began his batik practice. Highlights include: his early batik work Neighbours (1978), Melting (1987), Pelikat in Tatami (2015), Race (2020) and Return (2020). Embedded in the narrative, the exhibition traces the development of Sujak Rahman’s Temasek batik over 30 years, modernist influences from the works of Cheong Soo Pieng and Chen Wen Hsi, and his position as a major Singapore artist of working since the late 1970s.
Through this exhibition, the self-taught artist considers his own motivations, visual language, methodologies and style over 40 years of developments including his life in Japan, personal insights, triumphs and losses.
Date: 21-29 Nov 2020
Venue: Artspace at Helutrans, 39 Keppel Rd 01-05, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065
Hours: Mon - Fri 11am-6pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm
With support from the National Arts Council & Helutrans Artmove
Sujak Rahman, Neighbours (1978), batik
Posted on 11 November, 2020
Pameran Poskad - Exhibition 11 - 20 December 2020
Make art together to exhibit at ION Art again!
We are pleased to support Pameran Poskad -- a group exhibition of postcard-sized artworks that is open to anyone and everyone!
Participants come from a variety of backgrounds. Some are internationally recognised artists; others are students, engineers, homemakers and even little children! Artworks can be in any form like drawings, ceramics and even soft toys, as long as they fit into the plastic sleeves provided.
Pameran Poskad provides everyone with the opportunity to be involved in art as creator, exhibitor, appreciator, collector and organiser. You can be all of them! Create something you enjoy, experience exhibiting your works with 499 other artists, and find artworks that speak to you from 5,000 submissions; bring your favourites home and continue appreciating them for years to come! Let's celebrate our creation together!
Join the exhibition from 11-20 December at ION Art, ION Orchard!
Find out more at https://www.pameranposkad.com/
With support from Arts Fund and ION Art, ION Orchard
In partnership with Beautiful People