Cuturi Gallery is delighted to present in somnia by Shen Jiaqi (b. 1989, Singapore). This marks Shen’s second solo show with Cuturi Gallery exhibiting a fresh body of works investigating the collective subconsciousness of yearning experienced by city-dwelling individuals for sanctuaries that suggest comfort and privacy within existing urban landscapes. Shen’s practice works between the mediums of painting, light and object installations to prompt the audiences with materials and hues that are reminiscent of a state of transience between memory and current reality, while evoking interpretations towards familiar spatial presences.
Colours and activity representing conditions of insomnia and restlessness experienced by city-dwelling individuals point towards tensions within a city that is both asleep and awake, while surfaces in the urban landscape bear witness to the stories otherwise lost to the undulating flow of time and development.