Painting with Light - Solo exhibition by Iswanto Soerjanto
22 February – 29 March 2020 | Tues-Sat: 11am - 7pm, Sun: 11am - 6pm
22 Lock Road #01-34, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108939
Known for his use of cameraless photography as a medium of artmaking, Iswanto utilizes the principles and the materials of photography but without the presence of camera as a device to capture the image. In his process, Iswanto employs various types and forms of masking elements to control the light that falls onto the paper surface that had been primed with light-sensitive chemical substances often used in the process of photoprinting.
In his artmaking process, Iswanto acts as the camera, as well as the photo enlarger. By eliminating the camera as the image-recording device, Iswanto’s works bring about abstract visuals manifested from the reaction between the chemical substances and sunlight. The exhibition’s title, Painting with Light, references Iswanto’s technical process of artmaking - mainly in his ability to control the amount of sunlight falling onto the surface of his paper.