Juxtapoz Mag – Alvin Ong: Polyphony


Rhythm comes from the pairings of laborious and comfortable, mild and heavy, stability and imbalance, the punctuation and aggregate of various tones. – Haruki Murakami, Completely on Tune

rodolphe janssen is happy to provide Polyphony, an Alvin Ong solo exhibition curated by means of Kami Gahiga. The artist’s taste combines more than one overlaid visible vocabularies which endow his art work a rhythmic high quality. Color, form, texture, and shape but additionally tools, notation, and scale, are regarded as as websites of enquiry. Taking the polyphonic and contrapuntal expressive qualities of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “The Artwork of Fugue” (revealed posthumously in 1751) as level of departure, Polyphony showcases fifteen art work evolved all the way through the second one part of 2022 in London and Ong’s artwork residency at Eton School.

The exhibition addresses the range of layers, references, and influences that tell Ong’s art work – together with classical track, conventional Malay folktales, and era combined with artwork historical past starting from Outdated Masters to recent artwork. During the range of its subject matters and intersecting using forces, Polyphony unveils original humanistic characteristics : carnal whims, voyeurism, alienation, and the human want for connection. Alvin Ong’s art work possess a universality and distinct worldview that ignite one’s inside international and inner most impulses.



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