Conscience $3,800 Status: Under Option - Upcoming Exhibition
We are pleased to invite you to Mervin Singham’s upcoming solo exhibition: ‘Redemption – An ode for the voiceless’
Opening Thursday 28th March 5-7 pm
Exhibitions Gallery, 20A Brandon Street, Wellington CBD
Phone 04 499 6356
‘Redemption – An ode for the voiceless’
Art has always been a source of revolution. I paint, and always will, stories about love, pain and redemption in the hope that my works contribute to the changes the world needs to be a better place .
My paintings are stories for the voiceless – the pharmaceutically poisoned, the contemporary redundant worker, the abused child and those oppressed by the State.
I aspire for the stories on my canvas to disturb us into facing the truth about the paradoxically beautiful and violent world we live in. Gaudy and powerful colours combine with black and white, to tell stark stories that need to be told. Deep scratches, painted over ‘mistakes’, wallpaper, pen, oil and charcoal combine to portray character, humour, scars and moments of memory and illumination.
The rich layers, clashing colours and the textures that surround bold subjects on the canvas emulate the process of life and the complex experiences that shape our character and who we are. At the core of each work is humanity, depicted as fragile and eternally seeking of redemption.