Boo Sze Yang
Comma Space is pleased to present “Un-Intentional Consequences” by Singaporean artist Boo Sze Yang. In this installation, Boo explores the duality of intentional and unintentional actions in the art making process and how unintended consequences could be subjugated as an integral part of the creative process. In our social experiences, we associate unintentional actions predominantly with bad outcomes and unintended consequences. In the art making process, innovation and creativity is a consequence from acknowledging failure and miscommunication, embracing the imperfect and the impermanent. Art exists between the real and the imagined. It is like a cast shadow, revealing the presence of something and in itself refers to what is absent.
In this exhibition, the artist utilises industrial home renovation material to create a site-specific 2D installation responding to the structure of the space using traces and marks left over from the previous exhibition “The Waiting Machine” (6/12 Solo) by Yang Jie as starting points.
Exhibition: 31 Oct – 8 Nov 2020 / Artist tours: 31 Oct Sat, 3 and 4pm
Un-Intentional Consequences is the seventh project of the exhibition series, [12 Solo] of Comma Space 逗号空间.
Artist: Boo Sze Yang’s paintings deal with a broad range of subject matters, from mundane domestic objects to images of car and airplane crash-scenes, derelict interiors of cathedrals and unpeopled chambers of shopping malls. Boo treats banal objects, modern architectural interiors and destructive scenes as metaphors for the human condition, transforming these into a symbol of contemporary life through his loose, gestural technique and use of a restrained palette to emphasize the materiality of paint.
Boo has held 16 solo exhibitions, including The Mirage, AC43 Gallery, Singapore (2018); Boo Sze Yang: The Father, iPRECIATION, Singapore (2014); Boo Sze Yang: AIR at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan (2012); Sanctuary, Art at St Francis, Melbourne, Australia (2012); The New Cathedral, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Galleries, Singapore (2012). He exhibited in group exhibitions such as Motionless Boundary, Da Xin Art Museum, Tainan, Taiwan (2018); Painters, Nakata Museum Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan (2018); Art Stage Singapore (2015 & 2016), 100 Painters of Tomorrow, Beers Contemporary, London (2014); The Realm in the Mirror, the Vision Out of Image, an Exhibition of Singapore Contemporary Art, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China (2013). He is a recipient for the Asian Artist Fellowship Award 2010/2011 sponsored by Freeman Foundation for residency at the Vermont Studio Center in USA, and the Distinguished Alumni Medal 2017 from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore. He is featured in the publication 100 Painters of Tomorrow published by Thames & Hudson in 2014.
Curator: Dr. Wang Ruobing is an artist and curator who currently teaches at the LASALLE College of the Arts. https://www.lasalle.edu.sg/about/academics/wang-ruobing