TUKAR GANTI: NEW MALAYSIAN PAINTINGS
HT Contemporary Space
39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark #02-04,
17th Sept until 7th Oct 2008
View of Collapsing I and II in exhibition space.
Title: Collapsing II
Medium: Oil, acrylic, acrylic sand gel and printed papers collage on canvas
Size: 183cm x 138cm
"Signs of disintegration as well as dissolution are also apparent in Choy Chun Wei’s ‘Collapsing I’ and ‘Collapsing II’. His paintings could be read as a collage or construction in which disparate elements of paint, shreds of advertisements are cohered into a singular visual whole. But the pictorial logic is a paradox – inchoate, yet maintaining a semblance to order, fragile yet solidly frontal, achieving an all over effect although it is also raw and fluid. As such, the works project optical noise as an invasive field that erases all distinctions into a leveling field that is both borderless and infective."
Simon Soon, curator of the "Tukar Ganti: New Malaysian Paintings"
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