Come 9 July, witness a stunning extraordinary selection of over 40 prints, ink works, watercolours and paintings, on loan from a private collection by the late, astute French-Chinese abstract painter, Zao Wou-Ki as STPI Gallery presents his exhibition, No Boundaries.
Charting the evolution of Zao Wou-Ki’s illustrious career from the 1950s to the early 2000s, this concise retrospective highlights how the artist renewed his art through various forms and influences, unveiling, in particular, a lesser-known side of the painter whose printmaking practice reflects his ceaseless creativity and growth. Like his paintings, they display the strength, versatility, and development of one who straddled two traditions to produce seminal works of great art historical value and significance.
Notable for having pushed boundaries in his lifelong quest for new artistic forms, Zao’s impressive career spanning decades is marked by an oeuvre that unites the cultures and aesthetic traditions of the Orient and the Occident on a single painterly surface.
As the artist once said, “Everybody is bound by tradition. I am bound by two.” This lifelong narrative of reconciliation across cultural boundaries, between old and new, is foregrounded in the exhibition and is one that will resonate soundly within the deeper consciousnesses of audiences in Singapore and around the world.
The exhibition will run from 7 July until 27 August 2016 with guided tours every Tuesday (11:30 AM), Thursday (11:30 AM) and Saturday (2:00 PM).
Special Feature Film: Zao Wou-Ki
9 July, Saturday 3.00PM – 4.00PM
Mid Week Film: The Silence of Rothko
20 July, Wednesday 7.00PM – 8.00PM
“The Handmade Paper & Other Projects”
Talk/Demo by Gordon Koh, Senior Papermaker, STPI Workshop
23 July, Saturday 3.00PM – 4.000PM
REGULAR GUIDED TOURS
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11.30AM
7 August, Saturday 1.00PM
22 August, Monday 11.30PM