WHITEY FORD

Closing Bid: S$ 900.00

OPEN DATE: 10 May 2014, 10:00am
CLOSING DATE: 27 June 2014, 8:30pm

About the Artwork

Whitey Ford is Dhavinder Singh's illustration of the Büffel and is very much in keeping with his style. Interpreting his figurine in a minimalist manner, he has carved out the eye and modified it with a custom-made perspex home for the turmeric and blue pigment powder. He has created hetero-chromatic eyes to connote a defect equating to an antithesis. The clean white that surrounds the figure conveys a gentle innocence and fragility, disguising the ordinary hustle of the surrounding world with a minimalistic proficiency, and thereby creating unity.

Bidding Information

OPEN DATE: 10 MAY 2014
CLOSING DATE: 27 JUNE 2014

Closing Bid: S$ 900.00

About the Artist

Young Malaysian artist Dhavinder Singh gained his diploma from the Malaysia Institute of Art (MIA) in 2008, and subsequently left for the UK to study for a BA in Fine Art at the Cardiff School of Art and Design, which he completed in 2010. Singh's exposure to Western art has influenced his modern approach to creating and designing his paintings and installations, and whose style separates him from his contemporaries. As a follower of the Minimalism movement of the 1960's, Singh propounds the concept that less is more. He states: "Minimal Art is an abstract genre centering on the essential and elemental features of art. By emphasizing pure shapes and colours, minimalists strive to decant their art into its structural origins. The result is generally purely aesthetic and provides the viewer with a clean visual approach". The carefully constructed geometric lines, the individual objects placed strategically in the painting, and the relationship they have with the space on the canvas, all play a key role in producing the final masterpiece that is devoid of clutter and is proportionally balanced and harmonious. In its basic form, Singh's work may seem complex to understand. For the artist, this reaction is acceptable: "For them, it might be a bit strange at first. For me, I would take it as a compliment if someone looked at it and wondered, what this is. I'd like that whole wondering part. I'd like them to wonder what this whole thing is about".

As a talented young artist Singh has frequently exhibited in Malaysia since 2009. Most notable recent exhibitions have been: Making The Mark at Artcube Gallery, Kuala Lumpur and M50 Art Exhibition at White Box Gallery, Publika, Kuala Lumpur in 2013; Loaded at Pace Gallery Kuala Lumpur and Bright Young Things at Wei Ling Gallery Kuala Lumpur in 2012.