Art Porters and Jada Art Gallery are pleased to present a new media visual art exhibition, Binary, comprising 21 recent artworks by artists Ren Zi & Szto.
Binary is a conversation between the polar artistic temperaments + practices of SZTO
+ Ren Zi. In terms of materiality (handmade vs. digital, organic vs. industrial), dimensionality (2D vs. 3D), expression (image vs. text), proximity (familiar vs. alien, comforting vs. outre), registers (lightness vs. weight, bright vs. dark), balance (equilibrium vs. destabilisation).
Yet rather than a fixedness on boundaries, their mixed-media works involve the permeability of states. Keeping certain aspects in plain sight while camouflaging others. As autodidacts, both bypass the rule-book to co-opt the black, the white + nuances between into their respective cosmologies, weaving figurations + language into something else altogether.
In juxtaposing their works, you are invited to tease out the intersection + divergence of their philosophies. To explore the paradox of appearing binary from one angle +, under different light, reveal the fuzzy nature of being human.
Date: May 17 to June 25, 2017
Venue: Art Porters, 64 Spottiswoode Park Road, Singapore 088652
Timing: Tues to Sun from 10.30am to 7.00pm & Monday by appointment