Faris Heizer: Crooners Solo Exhibition
Cuturi Gallery is delighted to present Crooners, a solo exhibition by Singaporean artist Faris Heizer (b. 1998, Singapore). In this new series of work, Heizer spotlights the familiar figure of the salaried professional in his intimate moments that are often unnoticed or overlooked in the public eye. Spanning scenes of a white-collar world after dusk, Heizer continues his sustained investigation into the social organisation of our contemporary society.
A play on our affective registers, Crooners gives form to the lower frequencies underscored in the everyday life of the white-collar worker. Beginning with a thinly primed canvas, Heizer stains its surface with acrylic inks to create varied layered undertones toward informing his figurative compositions. Here, his figures are captured in unguarded intervals of vulnerability and obliviousness—mid-conversation with friends; people-watching in a bar; or sprawled out after a night of one too many. Tuning to the quiet; the soft; and the mellow, Heizer amplifies the mundane moments nestled in between the relentless rhythms of urban life.
Image courtesy of Cuturi Gallery.