Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA) is pleased to announce Yeoh Choo Kuan’s (b.1988, Malaysia) solo exhibition in Art Basel Hong Kong. A Day and Forever is scheduled to run from 18 – 25 March 2020 at Art Basel Hong Kong Online Viewing Room.
A Day and Forever examines the cyclical patterns of rebirth in nature through manmade destruction, similar to humanity’s resilience, persistence, and indifference in the hands of time. It serves as a timely reminder of nature’s ability to overcome destruction and adversity while highlighting the ongoing conflict between opposing forces.
The conceptual anchor of this series is the canonical 10-meter Shan Shui painting, Lu Shan Mountain, by one of the most prodigious Chinese artists, Zhang Daqian (1899 – 1983). Zhang was struggling in health during his final years while trying to complete the painting. Unfortunately, he died abruptly, leaving the painting incomplete. While the painting’s legacy is centred on its depiction of landscape virtuosity and serenity, Yeoh re-interprets the painting as a bond between man and the inevitability of life, whereby every achievement and possession would inevitably be lost after a person’s demise.
Yeoh Choo Kuan – A Day and Forever
18 - 25 March 2020