valerie ng | art folio

Adrift in Colour

Solo Exhibition.
UOB Art Gallery

7 May - 4 July 2019
80 Raffles Place,
UOB Plaza 1,
Ground Floor
Singapore 048624

Adrift in Blue
Adrift in Colour is a result of Valerie’s exploration of form and texture while reflecting the way air and water flow around us. Featuring 15 abstract paintings inspired by the elements, colours and patterns in nature. Working with oil on canvas, she strives for a dynamic balance with a sense of mood and movement on the surface. Look closely to see various small marks (or details), then step back to see the larger strokes which create a flow across the paintings. Through her abstract expressionist style paintings, she invites you to experience the sensation of colour and dreamlike journeys. The exhibition also includes a series of paintings that imagine the connection between earth and sky by the rhythm of colour. All artworks except for the bronze winning artwork, Into the Ether, are available for sale. UOB is the organiser and sponsor of Adrift in Colour.

“It is not the form that dictates the colour, but the colour that brings out the form.” - Hans Hofmann



Adrift in Colour UOB Art Gallery
Adrift in Colour UOB Art Gallery
Adrift in Colour UOB Art Gallery
Adrift in Colour UOB Art Gallery
Adrift in Colour UOB Art Gallery
Adrift in Colour UOB Art Gallery

A series of paintings with natural hues being carried along by the elements of air or water. Pulling you into its atmosphere in a fluid ebb and flow of texture to get lost in the contours of light and formations.


Adrift in Blue
Adrift in Blue, 2019 | 158 x 122 cm | Oil on Canvas


Air Vines
Air Vines, 2019 | 158 x 122 cm | Oil on Canvas

Using transitions in gradients, blending and unfurling to evoke the wind or currents moving along organic curves and interweaving strata floating in space. Explored through an intuitive process of gestural strokes, thick paint with drawn lines and varying quick or deliberate marks to create an imaginary universe.


Contour Streams
Contour Streams, 2019 | 122 x 92 cm | Oil on Canvas


Earth Drift
Earth Drift, 2019 | 153 x 122 cm | Oil on Canvas

 

Elements Stream
Elements Stream, 2019 | 120 x 150 cm | Oil on Canvas


Bark Elements
Bark Elements, 2017 | 123 x 158 cm | Oil on Canvas

 

Ethereal
Ethereal, 2018 | 150 x 150 cm | Oil on Canvas


Into Thin Air
Into Thin Air, 2017 | 122 x 92 cm | Oil on Canvas

 

Into the Woods

Into the Woods, 2019 | 46 x 168 cm | Oil on Canvas


Bark Weave

Bark Weave, 2017 | 46 x 168 cm | Oil on Canvas

 

Centred
Centred, 2019 | 112 x 112 cm | Oil on Canvas


Westward
Westward, 2019 | 168 x 46 cm | Oil on Canvas

The works in the exhibition include an earlier series of denser geological inspired paintings. They have subsequently morphed into a more ethereal sphere dispersing across the surface, while still considering nature’s forces at play and connected by the rhythm of colour.



Ungrounded
Ungrounded, 2015 | 143 x 76 cm | Oil on Canvas


Undivided
Undivided, 2016 | 2 * 95 x 77 cm | Oil on Canvas

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