Installation view: Sabri Idrus, Matters & Manipulations, Gajah Gallery, Singapore (9 June–25 June 2017). Courtesy Gajah Gallery, Singapore.
Gajah Gallery presents an extended body of work by Sabri Idrus, fuelled by the theme of transformation and darkness. These works are a continuation of the Recovery Plan series, also formerly known as the Disruptive Nature series which began in 2015.
Idrus's interest in 'creating and finding light' transpires from the Malay proverb 'Seperti katak di bawah tempurung kelapa', which tells the story of a frog remaining within the darkness of a coconut shell—an allegory reminiscent of Plato's cave.
The artworks are created with an organic topography that is composed of a multitude of 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional undulations and crevices. These 'cracks' allow the passage of fragments of colour to find their way to the surface, as visual interpretations that juxtapose light and dark. This exploration is not confined to what is natural or man-made alone; it is an inclusive study of both, which inspires the artist's analysis of the resilience of man and material, translated through the physical manipulation of matters.
Join us at Gajah Gallery to view this incredible survey of fundamental abstraction that invokes a space for contemplation and reverie.
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