Coretan (cho-reh-tan); scribble scrawl; squiggle; glyph; marking; hurried or negligent and irregular writing; something hastily or carelessly written, or trivial composition; automatic writing; a careless, illegible style of handwriting; autography…
Contemporary artist Yunizar challenges our way of seeing and making meaning by working away from representation and eschewing the need to produce meanings through his art.
The exhibition features the Coretan series, 19 paintings in which the central motif is text as textures. Here, text futilely operates as signs with associated meanings. It is no longer a language or a language or system of communication by our common understanding.
Cooeganisers: NUS Museum Gajah Gallery
University Cultural Centre
50 Kent Ridge Crescent, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119279