21 December 2022
Blk 47 Malan Road, #01-26
Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109444 www.rkfineart.com
S.E.A. FOCUS 2023 a world, a new
Light in Perpetual by Ivan David Ng
Tanjong Pagar Distripark
39 Keppel Rd
6 – 15 January 2023
Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA) is pleased to announce its participation at the S.E.A. FOCUS 2023 exhibition a world, anew with a presentation by Ivan David Ng (b. 1991). The showcase will run from 6 – 15 January 2023 at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road #01-05, Singapore 089065.
Ivan David Ng’s practice investigates what it means to exist as human, wedged between the celestial and terrestrial, recognizing our experiential and historical ties to land and sky.
These paintings contemplate the sun and the moon in a world in flux. The behaviour of these celestial bodies are characterised by predictability, which is why humanity has used them as time keepers for thousands of years. The paintings incorporate collaged photographs of the observed light of the moon and the sun from earth, in the form of light streaks and sky gradients, which function as metaphors of consistency. The same nature of light from these celestial bodies had been experienced by human beings, in the face of the ebb and flow of history and its cataclysms. Gestures and marks in paint and material function as agents of change, effacing and veiling. The repetitive application of the images of light and its erasure create densely layered surfaces that simulate a dance of perpetuity and change. This interplay incarnates a cyclical, mystical condition of creation and renewal, which is often overlooked in an urban, materialist, information saturated context.
For more information, please contact:
Tom Van Blarcom or Nuie Titichayapon
Tel: 0 2260 5820