Rhythm comes from the pairings of difficult and tender, mild and significant, stability and imbalance, the punctuation and blend of various tones. – Haruki Murakami, Definitely on Audio
rodolphe janssen is delighted to existing Polyphony, an Alvin Ong solo exhibition curated by Kami Gahiga. The artist’s style brings together a number of overlaid visible vocabularies which endow his paintings a rhythmic good quality. Color, condition, texture, and type but also instruments, notation, and scale, are thought of as web pages of enquiry. Using the polyphonic and contrapuntal expressive attributes of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “The Artwork of Fugue” (revealed posthumously in 1751) as place of departure, Polyphony showcases fifteen paintings formulated all through the next fifty percent of 2022 in London and Ong’s artwork residency at Eton College or university.
The exhibition addresses the diversity of layers, references, and influences that inform Ong’s paintings – which includes classical songs, conventional Malay folktales, and technology blended with artwork history ranging from Aged Masters to modern day artwork. As a result of the range of its themes and intersecting driving forces, Polyphony unveils genuine humanistic attributes : carnal whims, voyeurism, alienation, and the human drive for link. Alvin Ong’s paintings have a universality and distinct worldview that ignite one’s interior globe and deepest impulses.