22 Apr — 3 June 2016, Kult Gallery, Singapore | In its first ever dual-solo show, Kult Gallery presented Mono, featuring a body of monochromatic works by two exciting young local artists, Dawn Ang and Chris Chai.
With similar sensibilities that manifest in different ways, both artists aimed to showcase how traditional black and white imagery fits into the realm of contemporary art. Primarily seen within the space of old-fashioned photography, monochromatic images evoke a certain intimacy as the muted palette heightens focus onto the chosen subject. Works displayed at Mono aimed to capture the dramatic yet subtle intensity of a reality without colour.
“Black and white work isn’t quite as highly valued as it used to be, so we want to breathe new life into it again,” explained Dawn. “Essentially, we’re hoping to overwhelm the public by curating a whole monochromatic experience rather than just an art show itself.”
“Aside from Mono being my first show ever, I’m excited to be showing with Dawn, and I hope it will open up more doors for us in the future. I for one, would love to explore how I can bring art to different mediums, be it through furniture or fashion,” said Chris.
Art-cum-music collective, The Good Times, also spun tunes for the night.
To buy artworks from this show, go here.