Quietude 《無止.靜》 – A Solo Exhibition by Yang Zhongda

Quietude 無止.靜 – A Solo Exhibition by Yang Zhongda

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Venue: iPreciation (誰先覺), 50 Cuscaden Road, HPL House #01-01, Singapore 249724

Private Preview: Dec 11, 2021  (By Invitation Only)

Exhibition Opens to Public: Dec 13, 2021 – Dec 30, 2021 (Due to social distancing, prior viewing arrangement is recommended. Please cal6339 0678 or email Brian at brian.foong@ipreciation.com)

This December, join us at iPreciation to discover the tranquil world of Yang Zhongda (b. 1988) through 22 pieces of works he created between 2015 – 2021 in his first solo exhibition titled Quietude.

Yang was born in Singapore. He graduated in 2015 from The Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, majoring in Western Painting. Our affinity with Yang began in 2015 after his graduation. Since then, he visited and presented his artworks whenever he created new pieces, at the same time discussing his ideas. Yang’s acrylic paintings first made an appearance in When Space Dissolves into Luminosity; Where Flowers Bloom Amidst Rocks, a group show in 2017. Soon after, he forged a newfound affection for pastel and he made this medium a definite choice for his later creations. His fondness for drawing as a form of expression and the appealing nature of pastel pigment application created a special visual for his paintings. However, the virtuosity shown in his visualisations would not have been possible without his meticulousness and introspective personality. 

Yang’s keen eye for detail allows him to consistently find meaning in the overlooked corners of the urban scene, often zooming into the quintessential, producing photography-like works. His rigorous approach to art has produced an exceptional visual diary of the contemporary, a fascinating take on everyday observations. 

The artist’s oeuvre is a poignant revelation of the evanescence nature of our modern society. He often captures desolated spaces and commonplace subjects often occupied or routinely used by humans yet also mostly go unnoticed and unappreciated. In the absence of living objects, these neglected infrastructures and features took centre stage, imbuing a whiff of bleak emptiness in an oddly familiar setting. 

By negotiating an entity’s existence in a space, Yang investigates the intimate connection he shares with his subjects, his identity in relation to society which extends to the universal theme of the human-environment relationship. Constructed with fragments of his personal memories and sympathetic observations of our surroundings, the quaint stills encapsulate small moments of actuality and invite viewers to contemplate and find opportunities to reconcile with the mundane someday, some time. 

Yang plans to further create a captivating series depicting the relationship between toys and society, unfortunately, delayed by his recent health issues. Its first piece, The Cavalry, created in 2019, is a distorted version of a popular videogame character which will also be shown at this exhibition.

We have witnessed an incredible journey of Yang’s growth and development over the years. As he continues his medical treatment, we hope to share Yang’s remarkable chronicles and celebrate his achievements to date. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of Yang’s collectors for supporting the young artist and loaning these works to make this solo exhibition possible. 

We wish and greet everyone with a bright and healthy year ahead.


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