Join Benjamin Werner at the opening event on Friday October 5, 2018 from 6pm at the Australian High Commission located at 25 Napier Road, Singapore.
INSTINC Creative Residency: 17 September to 7th October 2018
EXHIBITION DATES: 5 October to 7 November 2018
Exhibition open to the public: 10am - 4pm daily
(Singapore Time (SGT) +0800 UTC)
OPENING EVENT: 5 October, 2018, 6 - 8pm
Australian High Commission - 25 Napier Road, Singapore.
Confirmed RSVP and Photo ID are required for entry to the Australian High Commission Building. Please note there will be airport style security on arrival.
There is no parking at the Australian High Commission. Limited parking is available at Gleneagles Hospital and Tanglin Mall.
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Onespace Gallery is pleased to present, In Bloom, an exhibition of recent work by Benjamin Werner. In Bloom will be his first major exhibition overseas and will comprise both painting and installation works.
Benjamin Werner is an Australian artist with a studio based in ‘Avalon’, a long-term artist apartment block in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. Werner is one of a prominent number of current and former artist inhabitants’ alumni of the building and its mystique. Werner’s paintings revolve around the search for the sublime in optics and colour, borrowing from both additive and subtractive colour theories. His current practice involves oil painting, LED artworks and installations; all centred around his light-based studies taken from many cities around the world.
In writing about this body of work, Louise Martin-Chew says:
“Issues arising from rapid industrialisation and urban density are palpable in the developing cities of Asia, a broad region that has been part of Werner’s personal landscape in recent years. He has repeatedly visited Singapore, where forests have been his viewing point to overlook the night-time city. The atmospherics in these paintings were partly inspired by Werner’s experience of vast population centres, with clouds of fireflies transformed as lit circular shapes, re-rendered as glowing and coloured energy, a haze of warmth in the foreground holding urbanity at bay.” [catalogue essay, Louise Martin-Chew, 2018]
Onespace Gallery, Louise Martin-Chew and Benjamin Werner acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands, winds and waters on which this gallery stands. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and future.