Esplanade Presents

Visual Arts

Land-scape

Wyn-Lyn Tan (Singapore)

13 Jan – 7 May 2023

All Day

Esplanade Tunnel

Free
Detail of Land-scape, Wyn-Lyn Tan, 2023. Image courtesy of the artist.
Detail of Land-scape, Wyn-Lyn Tan, 2023. Image courtesy of the artist.
Synopsis

Comprising soil paintings on large transparent sheets, abstract compositions on shaped wood and video works, Land-scape expands on Wyn-Lyn Tan’s continued fascination with the natural world and her desire to connect with the surrounding environment. Consistent across the presented artworks are plays of light and shadow on rock formations, panoramic landscapes, mountain peaks and water expanses. These works surface her observations on the ephemeral quality of nature that changes according to weather conditions and vantage points and result from Tan's explorations into the forests, old quarries and shorelines of Singapore over the last few years. The videos on view culminate from Tan's experimentation with machine learning technology that extends upon her painting practice, with several works also merging the photographic image and her painterly forms. Morphing and unfolding between representation and abstraction, and the macro and micro, Land-scape evokes the familiar and unfamiliar through a play of perspective, framing and an embrace of the incidental.

Advisory:

Mask-wearing is optional. However, audiences are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places. No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Language: English
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Wyn-Lyn Tan

Interested in materiality and mark-making, the artistic practice of Wyn-Lyn Tan (b.1974, Singapore) often culminates in abstract paintings that express her observations of landscapes and environments. Undergirded by her longstanding preoccupations with notions of space, light and translucency, her practice, which has expanded to span various mediums, is also fuelled by rhythm and intuition and draws upon geology, geomancy, physics, alchemy and ecology. She has participated in exhibitions, such as Peripheral Spaces, NIE Art Gallery, Singapore (2022) and Odyssey: Navigating Nameless Seas, Singapore Art Museum (2018). Her solo presentations include A Matter of Time, FOST Gallery, Singapore (2021) and Sea Glass III, Østfold Art Center, Fredrikstad, Norway (2018).

Date & Time

13 Jan – 7 May 2023

Esplanade Tunnel
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