Singapore Art Museum hosts Lyrical Abstraction. Works by Jeremy Sharma and Yeo Shih Yun

The Singapore Art Museum hosts Lyrical Abstraction. Works by Jeremy Sharma and Yeo Shih Yun, an exhibition on view 6 July–23 September 2012, featuring large-scale paintings commissioned by SAM and created by two Singaporean contemporaries. Both artists have re-imagined the medium of painting, considering how materials and forms from other art styles can re-invigorate a painting.

An oil on metal panel installation, Sharma’s Kurosawa is an abstract work made up of mainly white and black washes achieved by pouring paint on aluminum panels and then allowing them to drip at varying speeds. Named after the Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, the installation recalls the use of colours and shadows in Kurosawa’s films, where light and darkness were metaphors for good and evil.

Yeo’s Conversations with Trees is a mixed-media installation that reflects her ‘dialogue’ with trees. Prints created from the natural swaying of brushes dipped in Chinese ink and tied to tree branches have been silkscreened then digitally processed and recomposed into an expansive landscape reminiscent of a traditional Chinese ink landscape painting.

Singapore Art Museum
71 Bras Basah Road
Singapore 189555
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