Hiroshi Senju: Beginnings

Hiroshi Senju: Beginnings

WHEN
21 January – 28 February 2021
VENUE
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 5 Lock Road, #01-05 (go to Google maps)
OPENING HOURS
Tues – Sat, 10am – 6pm
Sun & Mon, by appointment
Closed on PH
ADMISSION
Free Admission
WEBSITE
http://www.sundaramtagore.com

Hiroshi Senju: Beginnings

Sundaram Tagore is pleased to announce that Hiroshi Senju has just completed a dynamic series of Waterfall paintings, his first since 2015. For this group of waterfalls Senju began his creative process on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The pristine beauty of Hawaii has inspired Senju’s work in the past, but it was the rugged, almost prehistoric landscape of Oahu’s northern side that struck a chord. The artist has a profound connection to and love of nature. He has been conveying in paint its power and ability to inspire awe for more than 30 years.

The exhibition features waterfalls in Senju’s iconic black-and-white palette, as well as in red and blue, both dark and bright. In one of the paintings, the artist, who mixes his own pigments using crushed rock, coral and other natural materials, has used platinum pigment for the first time in the Waterfall series. Platinum allows him to achieve darkness and light simultaneously and adds a subtle luminosity to the surface of the paintings. 

The exhibition also includes a range of compositions, including dynamic vertical formats that amplify the sensation of the water’s power, energy and movement. Senju creates depth with asymmetrical, layered falls that conjure not just the appearance of rushing water, but also its sound, smell and feel. In other works, he aligns the waterfalls to one side of the composition, creating negative spaces that evoke stillness. A specially curated selection of these pieces will be on show in our Singapore gallery during the Singapore Art Week 2021.


Hiroshi Senju, Waterfall, 2020. Image courtesy of Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Richard Koh Fine Art, 47 Malan Road, #01-26
16 January – 6 February 2021
Richard Koh Fine Art is proud to present Ash Ghazali’s solo exhibition. Ghazali’s series of ‘Cut Paintings’ combines geometric abstraction with traditional fabrics from ethic Malay garbs.
Gillman Barracks, Blk 7, #01-13
20 January – 13 February 2021
One of the largest surveys of ceramics art in local art history since the 90s, this exhibition focuses on contemporary ceramics made by Singapore-based artists. While the practice of ceramics commonly falls under the radar in art institutions and fairs, the exhibition expands one’s understanding of the clay medium beyond the realm of pottery.
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, 43 Malan Road
1 January – 28 March 2021
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NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Block 43 Malan Road
16 January – 28 February 2021
This is a solo project by late artist Roslisham Ismail aka Ise. It conveys the artist’s tireless trust in the power of social encounters and his ability to infuse the serendipity of life into art.