december, 2018

02decAll Day27janFrictionaL: Ben Loong and Zulkifli Lee


Event Details

Pearl Lam Galleries is pleased to present FrictionaL, a duo exhibition featuring a selection of paintings and sculptures by Ben Loong (b. 1988, Singapore) and Zulkifli Lee (b. 1978, Malaysia). A tour de force display of the unconventional processing of material infrastructure, the exhibition will engage the gallery space in constructing a site of active encounters between the two emerging artists.

Arranging mosaic tiles made of wall plaster into a three-dimensional terrain of craters, concavities, and bulges, Loong investigates the conceptual complications guiding notions of artistic labour and authorship, while Lee’s work bridges contemporary art practices with the Islamic aesthetic philosophy of Nazzariyah, engaging with the physical and phenomenological properties of natural mediums such as dirt, soil, sand, limestone, and rust to produce intricate abstract, geometric patterns.

Cutting across the gallery space, Loong’s site-specific intervention materializes the threshold between the wall and work of art, while Lee’s minimalist modular sculptures activate a space where the private and public coalesce. FrictionaL thus brings into contact the two approaches to abstraction, embracing resistance as a productive force that generates their creative co-influence.


December 2 (Sunday) - January 27 (Sunday)


Gillman Barracks

9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937

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