Variations on Symmetry
31 October – 15 December 2019 | TUES-SAT: 11AM - 7PM, SUN: 11AM-6PM
22 Lock Road #01-34, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108939
The exhibition is in some way a form of reflection and meditation on the relationship between materiality, geometry and a meditative art practice. Symmetry is inherently present in the domain of decorative arts. The perception of order and beauty when looking at something symmetrical reflects back on our own physical existence, in which symmetrical order is inherently present in our body. Humans have bilateral body symmetry. In visual structure, symmetry can be perceived as somewhat sterile and rigid while asymmetrical structure on the contrary, is associated with something more dynamic and less predictable. However, Setyawan believes there is something more to symmetrical structure than just rigidity and sterility. In decorative arts, symmetry and repetition are facilitated through sequences of objects and images, which can bring about a meditative quality and religious association which transcends the association of visual rigidity.
Variations on Symmetry will showcase new ceramic works and works on paper created between 2018 to 2019.