DIRECTOR 4A CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART
Abdul Abdullah, Yavuz Gallery
I always look forward to seeing new embroideries by Abdul, they remain undeniably painterly even though they are painstakingly stitched.
Eric Bridgeman, Gallerysmith
His work continues to have such a clear and compelling visual language that is born from his collaboration with his community in PNG’s Chimbu province.
Emily Ferretti, Sophie Gannon Gallery
I have always coveted Emily’s paintings since her first solo with Sophie Gannon. She remains a stand out for me.
Li Jin, Vermilion Art
Once, as a young curator I sat in Li Jin’s Beijing studio and drank copious amount of tea while he explained the intricacies of Song dynasty ink and brush painting to me. His work is an exemplary example of the contemporary evolution of the tradition and these works are a steal.
Owen Leong, Artereal Gallery
Owen’s work is so calm and meditative and this series, unveiled last year, is indicative of an exciting turn in his sculptural practice.
Abdul Abdullah, Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, 2019, manual embroidery, 150cm x 120 cm. Courtesy the artist and Yavuz Gallery, Singapore.
Eric Bridgeman, Kila (Sharks), 2019, Enamel, ply, timber, rope, 120 × 60 × 5 cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallerysmith, Melboune.
Emily Ferretti, Mountain Sun, 2019, oil on linen, 51 x 46 cm Courtesy the artist and Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne.
Li Jin, Let’s discuss the unspoken words under the tree, 2019, ink and colour on Chinese xuan paper. 35 x 35 cm. Courtesy the artist and Vermilion Art, Sydney.
Owen Leong, Guardian Head 精 (Jing), 2018, hydrostone, bronze, rose quartz crystal points, steel, 36 x 20 x 28 cm. Courtesy the artist and Artereal Gallery, Sydney.