BEYOND & BACK features recent paintings by two young and emerging local artists:
Dominic Thian & Matthias Chua. The paintings presented seek to go beyond trending
and contemporary modes of engagement with art. What is hoped will emerge is an
authentic raison-d’etre—a simple and harmonious manner of creating and
The viewer will see works inspired by ethereal impressions of light, and pieces that
tap into the unlimited expressive potential of the human figure. Our artists will
showcase a repertoire of work which includes scintillating outdoor etudes, delicate and
intricate still-life paintings, and a tour-de force of portraits and monumental figurative
Just as how the early Nanyang generation were enthralled by the modernist
movement toward more primitive modes and motifs of expression, so too do the works
here revere more primordial manners of perception to explore the sophistication of
expression instead of the deconstructivism that is popular today.
The exhibition doors are open for viewers to join us at The Arts House from Saturday
March 25th to Sunday April 2nd.