DEP Cathay Pacific Tumblr Blog - 10/08/12

DEP Cathay Pacific Tumblr Blog - 10/08/12

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For the first time in it's 244 year history London's Royal Academy of Arts is presenting a major exhibition in southeast Asia. Encounter comprises nearly 50 artists from the Royal Academy and across Asia. To showcase the content of contemporary art from around the globe. The exhibition is held at Singapore's Institute of Contemporary Art and will be on view until October 21st. Encounter is a multi-generational, multi-disciplinary project. Featuring painting, sculpture, video, photography, and inspiration work. With over 80 works in the show, it's a daunting task to select the highlights. But here are a few works that should not be missed. [BLANK_AUDIO] Taiwanese artist Chen Chieh-Jens video installations are a subtle mix between history and political commentary. Empire's Borders began from indented biography bases on the experiences of his late father, an anti-communist Activist. [BLANK_AUDIO] Turner prize winner Tony Cragg seeks to make materials perform in ways they are not expected to do. In False Idols, the heavily density of cast iron is made to defy gravity as it spirals up and outward into space. [BLANK_AUDIO] Fresh from participating in this year's dOCUMENTA, Cambodian artist, Sopheap Pich, utilizes a variety of natural materials. Bamboo, [UNKNOWN] and bees wax to weave complex surfaces [BLANK_AUDIO] Fiona Rae's paintings are a heady mix of [UNKNOWN] marks intersecting with seemingly recognizable glyphs rendered in precise detail. The shapes and colors combine to create a sense of movement and imbalance. [BLANK_AUDIO] Operating under the fictitious institutive critical zoology, conceptual photographer, Zhao Renhui, creates pseudo documentary records, suggestive of an alternative natural history that challenges our perception of reality Answer the top sensibilities of swinging London. American born painter Michael Craig-Martin harnesses a neo palette that lets colors burst forth from the slack precision of the painting surface. [BLANK_AUDIO] Haraki Sawa's quiet animations often set in domestic environments, evoke dream like states of the imagination. Meditative and personal, they invite the viewer into a surreal universe in miniature. [BLANK_AUDIO] Another Turner Prize winner is Antony Gormley. Celebrated for his explorations of materials, space, and the human form. Despite being crafted from stainless steel, whole size possesses a delicate airiness. Allowing the work to slow into the environment around it. [BLANK_AUDIO] Using a deceptively limited palette, Ian Woo creates a range of color and contour that alternately brings the viewer into a very personal, conceptual universe, and just as quickly can come spiraling outwards. [BLANK_AUDIO] Often appropriating found imagery, Gary Hume then reduced them to their essential geometric abstraction. Known for his gloss finish painting, Hume Here it creates the effect of the unexpected medium of woven silk. [BLANK_AUDIO]
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