Somewhere (solo exhibition) l The Lobby, Perth, Western Australia
SOMEWHERE presents a series of paintings that examine the subjective nature of memory. Drawing from his Chinese heritage and the Western world he lives in, Mah examines the shifting forms of cultural identity from his memories. His paintings are a cautious balance between chaos and composure, abstract and figurative, flat and tactile, drawing and painting. His complex approach to painting is rooted in personal narratives, collective memory and mythology. His artworks illustrate his own cross-cultural world where things from the past, the present and the future co-exists together. By applying the concept of scent to his work, crushed mediums such incense are mixed with paint to provide another dimension of complexity and engagement with his work.
Mah invites his viewers into his memory which he referred as 'Somewhere', a place where the East and the West can co-exists.
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