K+ Andy Yang
What a great night it was! I would like to take this opportunity to thank all relatives, friends, collectors, curators and supporters for taking time out on a Friday night to attend the opening reception for K+ Andy Yang, EXISTENTIAL PASSAGES. It was great explaining and sharing my new works with all of you.
I would like to specially thank the hard working and efficient team from K+ for working with me on the exhibition. Thank you too to my wonderful wife, Caryn Lim for presenting the show together with me. I am blessed with good people around me.
For those who couldn’t make it for the opening reception. The show will be on from 4 March 2016– 17 April 2016. Scotts Square #03-14/15. Opened Daily from 12pm-8pm.
Hope to see you there one of these days. I will post more photos of the artworks in the up coming weeks. So, stay tuned.
I would like to leave you all with the write-up for my idea that started the entire Existential Passages set of works. Thank you, Renyi Wang for working with me on the title and helping me put my idea into wonderful words.
The existential passage. Some lasting no more than a heartbeat, some longer than a mind can fathom. Ones who traverse by authority, others who lay to the elements.
My passage has been 42 years long and counting. It is neither one floating on a flight of fancy, nor one I can claim to have enthroned. With my “fate” as fluid as a merciless day setting into the illumination of repose, I have, at various junctures of my passage, stewed on the mysteries of creation, love, suffering, transience, and of course, on my passage itself.
I touch the face of my child and am besot with worry, flushed with joy. I stroke the chin of my wife and ruminate at how passages can intertwine and converse. I rub the grain of the pew and ride a circle unbroken.
So I paint the passage. Not all of it, and not all of it mine; thoughts and questions, sometimes my answers; and tend to recordation – for no reason other than the necessity to the exercise. How many rings shall colour the trunk before it is cut. I shall only know when it is felled.