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Jeffrey Wandly: Building Whisperer
21 – 24 January 2016 | Vernissage: 21 January, 5.30 – 9 pm
Singapore Contemporary
Booth A08, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre

On the shifting sands of fast-paced metropolitan Singapore, Jeffrey Wandly is capturing a visual diary of the past filled with intimate portraits of the energy and vitality of the places we have inhabited. The buildings he paints mark the sense of place, time and heritage in Singapore’s collective memory and physical experience.

Jeffrey is known for his distinctive style of fluid paint strokes which are created by pouring and swirling ink directly from the bottle. His affinity for music and nature enables him to find music in the environment, even in silence. Just like an orchestra score where the notes and lines all connect to form a composition, his paintings dance with their own frequency and energy, not unlike sound waves. “When I work it’s a spontaneity where I let gravity and a natural order flow.” Jeffrey prefers to let the medium take an organic, natural life of its own. When he paints, he is one with the medium, building structure and canvas. He does not merely recollect a past memory; he travels back to the building and continues the conversations as if he was actually physically present again.