Crossfades and Drawn Forms
2 September–11 November, 2018 | Tuesday–Saturday, 11am–7pm; Sunday, noon–6pm
Pearl Lam Galleries (Gillman Barracks)
9 Lock Road, #03-22, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108937
Saturday, 1 September, 4–7pm
Reinterpreting traditional art forms, Iranian artist Golnaz Fathi’s free abstractions of the written word coalesce with Chinese Lan Zhenghui’s monumental ink landscapes at Pearl Lam Galleries. The spiritual and intuitive strokes central to the artists’ processes of creation unravel themselves upon closer scrutiny, juxtaposing introspection with expression. Driven by the artists’ innate meaning—a culmination of discipline, dexterity, and rumination from many years of academic study and refinement of their craft—the collection of drawn forms is a testament to their continuous redefinition of calligraphy and ink painting. A phenomenal transpiration of the essence of art making, Fathi’s and Lan’s artistic dialogue between the then and now deftly conflates Eastern and Western ideals, cementing their place at the forefront of Asian contemporary art.
Images courtesy of the artists and Pearl Lam Galleries.