Cuturi Gallery is proud to present Black Eye, the highly anticipated solo exhibition by Aisha Rosli (b. 1997, Singapore). In this ongoing series of works, Rosli conveys and gives form to the complex and weighted sense of being, laying bare an intimate lens into her exploration of the human condition and experience.
Referencing 20th century painters Francis Bacon and Egon Schiele, as well as contemporaries such as Marlene Dumas, Rosli works within the tradition of figurative painting, driven by a mode of interrogation affixed to our bodily presence. Exploring themes of solitude, concealment, proximity and desire, she presents figures inhabiting constructed scenes and situations that pander towards the uncanny. Rosli primarily works with acrylic and oil sticks, where her tendencies to layer and glaze her paintings comprise multiple iterations of concealing and revealing states of mind apropos one’s physicality. She is known for incorporating recognisable stylised patterns such as stripes, gingham and lattice into her paintings, which serve as an important device for her to anchor the uncanny in and around her characters. To this end, Rosli’s figurative manifestations dwell in obscure environments that appear curiously familiar, yielding a certain enigmatic quality to unpacking her psychologically charged works.
Aisha Rosli: Black Eye is part of Singapore Art Week 2021 and will be on view at Cuturi Gallery from 23 Jan – 21 Feb 2021. Opening Weekend on January 23rd & 24th 12 to 8 pm. Admission is free.
More information here: www.cuturigallery.com/exhibitions/33