Opening reception on Friday 3rd April 2009. 7 to 9pm. Come join us and meet Mr. Chow Sum Woon!
The series of work in this exhibition embodies a contemporary take on abstraction in painting rooted in the modernist tradition. Far from being a project of retrogression or appropriation, through these canvases, the artist interrogates the nature of painting and its role in a paradigm of ‘perfect’ digital production/reproduction – an age in which our reliance on the silicon chip is creeping towards the absolute.
Juxtaposing colours, forms, marks, textures these paintings revealed dichotomies between repression and expression, control and chance, harmony and discord, calculation and chaos – metaphors for what it is to be human.
About the artist:
Originally from Singapore Chow Sum Woon lives and paints in Adelaide. He has an honours degree in visual arts from the South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia and has been exhibiting in group and solo shows for ten years.
view the actual artworks at www.forth.sg at chinatown to feel what colours can do to us. call : 62227809.