Rhythm comes from the pairings of laborious and tender, mild and heavy, steadiness and imbalance, the punctuation and mixture of various tones. – Haruki Murakami, Completely on Music
rodolphe janssen is happy to current Polyphonyan Alvin Ong solo exhibition curated by Kami Gahiga. The artist’s fashion combines a number of overlaid visible vocabularies which endow his work a rhythmic high quality. Color, form, texture, and type but in addition devices, notation, and scale, are thought-about as websites of enquiry. Taking the polyphonic and contrapuntal expressive qualities of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “The Artwork of Fugue” (printed posthumously in 1751) as level of departure, Polyphony showcases fifteen work developed all through the second half of 2022 in London and Ong’s artwork residency at Eton Faculty.
The exhibition addresses the range of layers, references, and influences that inform Ong’s work – together with classical music, conventional Malay folktales, and expertise blended with artwork historical past starting from Previous Masters to modern artwork. By the range of its themes and intersecting driving forces, Polyphony unveils genuine humanistic traits : carnal whims, voyeurism, alienation, and the human want for connection. Alvin Ong’s work possess a universality and distinct worldview that ignite one’s internal world and deepest impulses.