Collaborations, a joint exhibition by London-based Lisson Gallery and Singapore print institute STPI, presents the works of five artists which are representative of their practices while also exploring the concept of creative collaboration.
Infinity #20 (2003)
By Richard Deacon, stainless steel, 170x190x3cm
The organic shapes and simple structure are a contrast to this work's complex surface. Deacon,
a Turner Prize winner and a resident artist at STPI in 2012, is known for his large abstract forms.
Self Portrait IX (2012)
By Ryan Gander, toughened glass and paint, 190x270x2.5cm
The 31 circles of toughened glass in Gander's work,
each 30cm in diameter, were actually painter's palettes which the English artist used to create self-portraits every day in May 2012.
Police Car Series (2014)
By Ryan Gander, screen print, drypoint Stonehenge paper and coloured frame, series of five prints, 81x106.5x4.5cm
These are based on photos taken of scratched exteriors of police cars in Britain. The conceptual artist screenprinted them using massive copper plates. They were created during his residency at STPI last year.
By Shirazeh Houshiary, black aquacryl with white pencil and ink on canvas, 100x100cm
The title refers to a head covering, or a membrane that envelopes the foetus, alluding to Iranian-born Houshiary's interest in the veil as a motif. The viewer is looking at an atmosphere to be experienced or felt, as opposed to looking into a space. Houshiary ended her residency at STPI last month.
By Jason Martin, silver, 33x48x10cm
This work is both painting and sculpture, drawing on Martin's technique of dragging, scraping, combing, raking and squeegeeing paint across canvases and aluminium panels, a method he started using in the 1990s. In doing so, the British artist calls attention to the brushstroke itself.
A Difference That Makes A Difference (Variation 1) (2014)
By Jorinde Voigt, ink, gold leaf, oil pastels, pastel and pencil on paper, 102x66cm
German artist Voigt explores how best to represent time in visual art. She starts from a splash of ink and adds outlines, marks and textual notations that make sense of that initial impulse.
Konstellation 4 Horizonte I-II (Detail) (2012)
By Jorinde Voigt, ink, oil crayon and pencil on paper, diptych, 220x220cm each
The artist explores how the horizon might change according to the movement of an active body, hence creating lines that resemble someone doing a pirouette or coming to a standstill.
WHERE: STPI Gallery, 41 Robertson Quay MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Oct 17, 10am - 7pm (Mon - Fri), 9am - 6pm (Sat), closed on Sun ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.stpi.com.sg