WEDHAR RIYADI - 'LIGHT AND SHADOW'

11feb(feb 11)11:00 am04mar(mar 4)6:00 pmWEDHAR RIYADI - 'LIGHT AND SHADOW'SINGAPORE
Yavuz Gallery is pleased to present Light and Shadow, Wedhar Riyadi’s third solo show with the gallery. The exhibition debuts a new series of works that explores our current relationships with digital technology and its implications on visual representations within the genre of painting.

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Wedhar Riyadi – ‘Light and Shadow

Yavuz Gallery, Singapore 

11 Feb – 5 Mar 2023

Yavuz Gallery is pleased to present Light and Shadow, Wedhar Riyadi’s third solo show with the gallery. The exhibition debuts a new series of works that explores our current relationships with digital technology and its implications on visual representations within the genre of painting and of object and subject, real or apparent.

Wedhar is part of a group of Indonesian artists based in Jogjakarta, Indonesia whose work is strongly influenced by the era of change. Experiencing political and economic developments in the country, and an increasing influx of Japanese and Western popular culture in local entertainment. The impact of these socio-political changes found expression in his work, which appropriates and draws upon various forms of mass media to create surreal, absurdist worlds. In recent works, he explored the psychological depths of pop-culture imagery, through distorting, rearranging and carving up images of the human figure.

In Light and Shadow, Wedhar continues his investigation on the influence of the digital age, taking a spotlight on its impact on our everyday experiences and senses. In our current era of the social media phenomenon, the domination of our sense of sight shapes our way of looking at others through an object lens. Yearning to return to our physical body and feel what it means to be, Wedhar began this new suite of paintings through manually composing the figures through clay sculptures. Dynamic and adaptive, the materiality of clay imprints presence of the artist’s hand and human touch.

The resulting works are then captured, digitally manipulated with artificial light, and translated into chiaroscuro paintings. Leaving traces of Wedhar’s original touch, the paintings blur the line between the still-life and self-portraiture, material and immaterial, object and subject, and light and shadow.

Event information and image from Yavuz Gallery, February 2023

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Time

February 11 (Saturday) 11:00 am - March 4 (Saturday) 6:00 pm

Location

Singapore