PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY

Deep S.E.A.

Aung Ko / Aditya Novali / Ruben Pang / Isabel & Alfredo Aquilina, Khvay Samang, Natee Utarit, Nguyen Thái Tuan, Nithakhong Somsanith, La Huy, Donna Ong, Eddi Prabandono, S. Teddy D.

10 November 2012 - 10 February 2013

Deep S.E.A.
DEEP S.E.A.
Contemporary Art from South East Asia
 

Primo Marella Gallery is proud to present “Deep S.E.A. Contemporary Art from South East Asia”, the brand-new collective exhibition featuring a curatorial selection of deeply expressive living artists from the South East region of Asia, one of the most exciting fields of inquiry today.

The show explores a plenty of artistic practises and approaches, generated and conceived in an ever-evolving vibrant region, where the Western categories of “modern” and “contemporary” still sound unfamiliar and ineligible, as well as “space” and “time” hardly find room in such a young geopolitical area of the world (Southeast Asia entered the field of study in the aftermath of the Second World War, in the early Fifties).

Far from being a simple juxtaposition of names and labels, this coherent collection of ideas, perspectives and sights first seeks to set the work of Southeast Asian artists within its own framework, claiming its independence from any cultural obligation to major neighbour states.    

Through comparison, “Deep S.E.A.”, transcends national boundaries and offer the viewers an unexpected chance to build visual and mental bridges upon the different facets of regional art, covering a range of almost forty years of art making.       

The group show is further illuminated with the release of a catalogue that aims to result into a key tool for in-depth analysis of the selected artists.

Artists: Aung Ko (Myanmar), Donna Ong (Singapore), Sopheap Pich (Cambodia), Natee Utarit (Thailand), Nithakhong Somsanith (Laos), Khvay Samnang (Cambodia), Aditya Novali (Indonesia), La Huy (Vietnam), Ruben Pang (Singapore), Nguy?n Thái Tu?n (Vietnam), Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan (Philippines). 

Contributors: Jim Amberson (Singapore), Zoe Butt (Vietnam), Catherine Choron-Baix (France), Patrick D. Flores (Philippines), Erin Gleeson (Cambodia), Tony Godfrey (Singapore), June Yap (Singapore), Iola Lenzi (Myanmar) and Jim Supangkat (Indonesia).

A city dreams of a city (I)

Donna Ong

A city dreams of a city (I)
2009
Glassware
Cm 142 x 223 x 55

A city dreams of a city (I)
2009 - Glassware - Cm 142 x 223 x 55

A city dreams of a city (II)

Donna Ong

A city dreams of a city (II)
2009
Glassware
Cm 142 x 223 x 55

A city dreams of a city (II)
2009 - Glassware - Cm 142 x 223 x 55

Fields of Rattanakiri No. 1

Sopheap Pich

Fields of Rattanakiri No. 1
2011
Bamboo, rattan, burlap, wire, beeswax, damar resin, earth pigment, plastics, charcoal, oil paint
Cm 200 x 200 x 8

Fields of Rattanakiri No. 1
2011 - Bamboo, rattan, burlap, wire, beeswax, damar resin, earth pigment, plastics, charcoal, oil paint - Cm 200 x 200 x 8

Floor relief (white noise)

Sopheap Pich

Floor relief (white noise)
2011
Bamboo, rattan, burlap, wire, beeswax, damar resin, earth pigment, plastics, charcoal, oil paint
Cm 162 x 122 x 8

Floor relief (white noise)
2011 - Bamboo, rattan, burlap, wire, beeswax, damar resin, earth pigment, plastics, charcoal, oil paint - Cm 162 x 122 x 8

#13 Khvay Samang, Human Nature series

Khvay Samnang

#13 Khvay Samang, Human Nature series
2011
Digital C-Print
80 x 120

#13 Khvay Samang, Human Nature series
2011 - Digital C-Print - 80 x 120

#19 Khvay Samnang, Human Nature series

Khvay Samnang

#19 Khvay Samnang, Human Nature series
2011
Digital C-Print
80 x 120

#19 Khvay Samnang, Human Nature series
2011 - Digital C-Print - 80 x 120

#18 Khvay Samnang, Human Nature series

Khvay Samnang

#18 Khvay Samnang, Human Nature series
2011
Digital C-Print
120 x 180

#18 Khvay Samnang, Human Nature series
2011 - Digital C-Print - 120 x 180

#20 Khvay Samnang, Human Nature series

Khvay Samnang

#20 Khvay Samnang, Human Nature series
2011
Digital C-Print
120 x 180

#20 Khvay Samnang, Human Nature series
2011 - Digital C-Print - 120 x 180

The Absence

Natee Ugarit

The Absence
2011
Oil on canvas
100 x 80

The Absence
2011 - Oil on canvas - 100 x 80

The Defiance

Natee Utarit

The Defiance
2011
Oil on canvas
100 x 150

The Defiance
2011 - Oil on canvas - 100 x 150

Untitled (Desert life)

Sopheap Pich

Untitled (Desert life)
2012
Bamboo, rattan, burlap, wire, beeswax, damar resin, earth pigment, plastics, charcoal, oil paint
Cm 101 x 102 x 6

Untitled (Desert life)
2012 - Bamboo, rattan, burlap, wire, beeswax, damar resin, earth pigment, plastics, charcoal, oil paint - Cm 101 x 102 x 6

 Project Another Country (diptych)

Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan

Project Another Country (diptych)
2012
Graphite on paper
132 x 106 each

Project Another Country (diptych)
2012 - Graphite on paper - 132 x 106 each

Untitled (Square Wall Relief)

Sopheap Pich

Untitled (Square Wall Relief)
2012
Bamboo, rattan, burlap, wire, beeswax, damar resin, earth pigment, plastics, charcoal, oil paint
Cm 101 x 102 x 6

Untitled (Square Wall Relief)
2012 - Bamboo, rattan, burlap, wire, beeswax, damar resin, earth pigment, plastics, charcoal, oil paint - Cm 101 x 102 x 6

Untitled (Wall and Half Floor)

Sopheap Pich

Untitled (Wall and Half Floor)
2012
Bamboo, rattan, burlap, wire, beeswax, damar resin, earth pigment, plastics, charcoal, oil paint
Cm 101 x 102 x 6

Untitled (Wall and Half Floor)
2012 - Bamboo, rattan, burlap, wire, beeswax, damar resin, earth pigment, plastics, charcoal, oil paint - Cm 101 x 102 x 6

Afternoon

Nguyen Thai Tuan

Afternoon
2012
Oil on canvas
Cm 150 x 200

Afternoon
2012 - Oil on canvas - Cm 150 x 200

Untitled (The church in Quang Tri II)

Nguyen Thai Tuan

Untitled (The church in Quang Tri II)
2012
Oil on canvas
Cm 150 x 200

Untitled (The church in Quang Tri II)
2012 - Oil on canvas - Cm 150 x 200

The Wall series : 468-498

Aditya Novali

The Wall series : 468-498
2012
Wood, copper, brass, aluminium, resin, paint, fabric, LED on 30 rotatable triangular bars
Cm 112 x 134 x 20

The Wall series : 468-498
2012 - Wood, copper, brass, aluminium, resin, paint, fabric, LED on 30 rotatable triangular bars - Cm 112 x 134 x 20

Untitled

Nguyen Thai Tuan

Untitled
2012
Oil on canvas
Cm 150 x 220

Untitled
2012 - Oil on canvas - Cm 150 x 220

The Wall series : 131-159

Aditya Novali

The Wall series : 131-159
2012
Wood, copper, brass, aluminium, resin, paint, fabric, LED on 28 rotatable triangular bars
Cm 146 x 90 x 20

The Wall series : 131-159
2012 - Wood, copper, brass, aluminium, resin, paint, fabric, LED on 28 rotatable triangular bars - Cm 146 x 90 x 20

Untitled

Nguyen Thai Tuan

Untitled
2012
Oil on canvas
Cm 170 x 150

Untitled
2012 - Oil on canvas - Cm 170 x 150

The Wall : Asian (Un)Real Estate project - Bedtime Stories

Aditya Novali

The Wall : Asian (Un)Real Estate project - Bedtime Stories
2012
Wood, copper, brass, aluminium, resin, paint, fabric, LED on 1600 rotatable triangular bars
Cm 377 x 200 x 30

The Wall : Asian (Un)Real Estate project - Bedtime Stories
2012 - Wood, copper, brass, aluminium, resin, paint, fabric, LED on 1600 rotatable triangular bars - Cm 377 x 200 x 30

Untitled

Nguyen Thai Tuan

Untitled
2012
Oil on canvas
Cm 180 x 150

Untitled
2012 - Oil on canvas - Cm 180 x 150

At the heart of the sun

Ruben Pang

At the heart of the sun
2012
Oil and alkyd medium on aluminum panel
Cm 151 x 94

At the heart of the sun
2012 - Oil and alkyd medium on aluminum panel - Cm 151 x 94

We are moving #2

Aung Ko

We are moving #2
2012
Acrylic on canvas
Cm 121 x 182

We are moving #2
2012 - Acrylic on canvas - Cm 121 x 182

Painless

Ruben Pang

Painless
2012
Oil and alkyd medium on aluminum panel
Cm 150 x 94

Painless
2012 - Oil and alkyd medium on aluminum panel - Cm 150 x 94

We are moving #1

Aung Ko

We are moving #1
2012
Oil on canvas
Cm 182 x 182

We are moving #1
2012 - Oil on canvas - Cm 182 x 182

Laughter

Ruben Pang

Laughter
2012
Oil and alkyd medium on aluminum panel
Cm 170 x 121

Laughter
2012 - Oil and alkyd medium on aluminum panel - Cm 170 x 121

Stargazers

Ruben Pang

Stargazers
2012
Oil and alkyd medium on aluminum panel
Cm 75 x 60

Stargazers
2012 - Oil and alkyd medium on aluminum panel - Cm 75 x 60

Re-made performance relic

Aung Ko

Re-made performance relic
2012
Wood and ropes
Cm 280 x 61 x 84

Re-made performance relic
2012 - Wood and ropes - Cm 280 x 61 x 84

The Storm

Ruben Pang

The Storm
2012
Oil and alkyd medium on aluminum panel
Cm 75 x 60

The Storm
2012 - Oil and alkyd medium on aluminum panel - Cm 75 x 60

H.u.m.m.m....

Aung Ko

H.u.m.m.m....
2012
C-Print stills
Cm 70 x 100

H.u.m.m.m....
2012 - C-Print stills - Cm 70 x 100

Drifting into nothingness

La Huy

Drifting into nothingness
2012
Wax and old musical books
30 x 45 x 5

Drifting into nothingness
2012 - Wax and old musical books - 30 x 45 x 5

H.u.m.m.m....

Aung Ko

H.u.m.m.m....
2012
C-Print stills
Cm 70 x 100

H.u.m.m.m....
2012 - C-Print stills - Cm 70 x 100

Music

La Huy

Music
2012
Wax and old musical books
170 x 45 x 20

Music
2012 - Wax and old musical books - 170 x 45 x 20

H.u.m.m.m....

Aung Ko

H.u.m.m.m....
2012
C-Print stills
Cm 70 x 100

H.u.m.m.m....
2012 - C-Print stills - Cm 70 x 100

Old buddhist book

La Huy

Old buddhist book
2012
wax and old bubdisht book
Cm 26 x 17 x 32; 18 x 14 x 28; 20 x 16 x 31

Old buddhist book
2012 - wax and old bubdisht book - Cm 26 x 17 x 32; 18 x 14 x 28; 20 x 16 x 31

H.u.m.m.m....

Aung Ko

H.u.m.m.m....
2012
C-Print stills
Cm 70 x 100

H.u.m.m.m....
2012 - C-Print stills - Cm 70 x 100

Old buddhist book

La Huy

Old buddhist book
2012
Wax and old bubdisht book
Cm 26 x 17 x 32; 18 x 14 x 28; 20 x 16 x 31

Old buddhist book
2012 - Wax and old bubdisht book - Cm 26 x 17 x 32; 18 x 14 x 28; 20 x 16 x 31

H.u.m.m.m....

Aung Ko

H.u.m.m.m....
2012
C-Print stills
Cm 30 x 40 each

H.u.m.m.m....
2012 - C-Print stills - Cm 30 x 40 each

Old buddhist book

La Huy

Old buddhist book
2012
Wax and old bubdisht book
Cm 26 x 17 x 32; 18 x 14 x 28; 20 x 16 x 31

Old buddhist book
2012 - Wax and old bubdisht book - Cm 26 x 17 x 32; 18 x 14 x 28; 20 x 16 x 31

End Green

S. teddy D.

End Green
2012
Teak wood and playwood
Cm 142 x 223 x 55

End Green
2012 - Teak wood and playwood - Cm 142 x 223 x 55