STPI Presents “Fragments from a Collective Unity” by Aaron Curry
Established in 2002, STPI is committed to promoting artistic experimentation in the mediums of print and paper and has become one of the most cutting-edge destinations for contemporary art in Asia.
STPI Gallery proudly presents the first major solo exhibition in Southeast Asia by LA- based painter and sculptor Aaron Curry. From his suspended Grid-Trip Cluster paper sculptures to the free-standing Ghost Bone series, Curry transforms the gallery into a starburst of fluorescent patterns and constellations which transport visitors into the ‘lost realm’ between the two- and three- dimensional.
Fragments From A Collective Unity By Aaron Curry
“In the work of this artist, certain relics of art history seem mingled with the debris of the media world, as if both—the avant-garde and pop culture—had exploded in the collision.” –Mousse Magazine
Characterised by saturated neon colours and evocative organic shapes, the biomorphic sculptural works, inspired by a myriad of art movements such as cubism and surrealism, are effortless drawings in space. Illusions of depth are created through offhand shading and crosshatch strokes and juxtaposed with blunt outlines and solid colours. Through this, Curry masterfully merges the experience of surface and dimensionality in a visually stimulating tango.
We R, a series of 24 screenprints mounted on aluminium panels, sprawls across a 12-metre wall, enveloping the viewer in a grey pixelated landscape which evokes depth and flatness in equal measure.
Like multiple windows on a computer screen, Curry layers patterns and motifs, stacking them to create works with numerous planes and vectors of manifold permutations melting in and coming out of each other. His Grid-Trip Cluster series— multi-faceted sculptures built from intertwining basic paper forms—tease the eye with their intense visual play between volume and flatness.
A bone, an ear, an elbow, an asteroid… Fragments from a Collective Unity is a collision of forms; each totemic work is a shattered remnant of an arbitrary whole, pieces of a larger puzzle with subtle, yet inextricable, links to each other.
“most of my works, even at their most abstract, somehow relates to the body, whether it’s a mask or something you’re covering the body with, or it’s a limb.” – Aaron Curry
Immersive, captivating and innovative, Curry’s vibrant debut in print and paper making is a triumphant testimony to the artist’s conceptual vision and flair for sculptural expression and sensibility.
Catch a glimpse of the exhibition here:
The exhibition will run from now till 10 November 2018.
More information at stpi.com.sg.