Come January 22 to February 27, Mulan Gallery will be inviting you to challenge the notion that photographs represent the most lifelike representations of the world as we know it, through the exhibition titled Beyond Reality.
The works on exhibit have been created by five exceptional talents in the field of hyperrealism – Paul Cadden from Scotland, Emanuele Dascanio from Italy, Philipp Webber from Germany, Kang Hyung Koo and Yun Wee Dong, both from South Korea – and show painstaking representation of detail and realism in the hyperrealist style of painting. Through their photorealistic portraits, the artists gently nudge viewers to pay closer attention to things that might otherwise be overlooked.
Created using techniques and materials that range from oil on canvas to oil on aluminium, watercolour, and pencil on paper to charcoal and graphite on paper, the individual artists have expressed a virtuosity in their ability to radically re-present the real writ large.
Participating artists Paul Cadden surmises: “This is an intensification of the normal, merging believable, painstakingly life-like imagery with emotional, social, cultural and or political themes to conjure up an alchemical illusion of a new reality.”
The gripping hyperrealist portraits will be on display at Mulan Gallery, located at 36 Armenian Street. For more information, visit www.mulangallery.com.sg or call 6738 0810.