january, 2018

17jan - 18marAll DayGenesis: God’s Terrarium Art ExhibitionJahan Loh

Event Details

Art Exhibition launch dates:

  • 13 & 14 Jan 2018, 11am – 6pm (open to public)
  • 17 January – 18 March 2018 (visit by-appointment)

2 Leng Kee Road #03-06 Thye Hong Centre

Singapore, 29th December 2017 – The Culture Story, a boutique art salon and consultancy based in Singapore is pleased to announce the upcoming solo exhibition by Jahan Loh, titled “Genesis: God’s Terrarium”. This exhibition marks Loh’s return to showcase in Singapore after a four-­year hiatus since 2013. Loh is considered as one of Asia’s most successful street artists and is undisputedly Singapore’s leading Pop artist.

Jahan Loh in his studio “Genesis: God’s Terrarium” presents eight new paintings and a larger-­‐than-­‐life-­‐sized sculpture of Adam and Eve rendered in bronze and silver finish. This project is a culmination of the last three years, reflecting Loh’s preoccupation with existentialism and a glimpse into his inner mind and vivid imagination surrounding the time of Man’s Creation and the Garden of Eden before Man’s expulsion.

Loh calls the garden planet Earth as “God’s Terrarium” – a biosphere where genetically engineered humanoids contain DNA of the Gods and were given knowledge and tools to prosper and thrive. The paintings depict eight different scenes of Eden, with Adam and Eve embracing each other and seemingly swirling in harmony. However, chaos continues after creation, and Eve’s dialogue with the serpent is represented by an explosive mask of jagged deconstructed Chinese characters that reads “chuang shi ji”, a manifestation of chaos and inner turmoil. Here, Loh references the religious personages of God’s children Adam and Eve and harkens back to Renaissance religious art iconography. Yet the pop cultural imagery and reference to Adam and Eve as extra-terrestrial beings or “alien” is a creative turn that draws from the artist’s interest in the work of Jack Kirby, Asian manga and western comics.

Ning Chong, co-founder of The Culture Story adds, “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to collaborate with Jahan, by providing a platform to materialize his ideas and bear witness to the presentation of this series of work, which carries tremendous personal significance to the artist. In his 20’s to 30’s Jahan achieved critical success and recognition overseas in markets like Taipei, Beijing and Shanghai, I felt that it was important to re-introduce his work as an artist practicing in pop art, to local art lovers and collectors. He is a hugely talented artist and one of Singapore’s most commercially successful artist, yet most Singaporeans have not heard of him.”

Jahan Loh is Singapore’s leading Pop artist, and one of Asia’s most successful street artists. His oeuvre revolves around street art and pop iconography and have been featured in art exhibitions internationally such as New York, Glasgow, Melbourne, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Over the last decade, Jahan has had numerous successful collaborations with major lifestyle brands in China, Singapore and Taiwan, such as Vans, Casio G-SHOCK, Adidas and PUMA. In 2016, he completed two site-specific murals for the new ZOUK Club at Clarke Quay Singapore. Recently, he collaborated with New York street-artist STASH for an installation showcase in Shanghai, where Subcrew presented “STASH x Jahan Outside-In” Exhibition at Yo’hood 2017. Yo’hood is China’s leading annual street-wear tradeshow whose target audience are youths and millennials.

An artist trained on the streets of Singapore, Tokyo and Taiwan, as well as in art school and influenced by graffiti artists from the 1970s and 1980s in New York, coupled with a deep immersed in the international phenomenon of toy, manga, and comic book culture – Loh is considered by many of his international peers as a pioneer in Singapore, Taiwan and China in bringing street art to galleries. Jahan has truly brought

Time

January 17 (Wednesday) - March 18 (Sunday)

Organizer

The Culture Story

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