Joshua Kane Gomes & Sarah Radzi – Bread Crumbs

 

The forces of our memories are hard to predict. Some memories are delicate, tip-toeing in our minds furtively. Some are brute yet invisible gales of strong winds. And there are others that come abrupt and short-lived, like the flick of a matchstick. We carry and juggle the weight of our memories with varying efforts. Sometimes, we are fortunate enough to deliver an effective balancing act. Occasionally, something falls from our grasp and we lose our footing, struggling to get back up on our feet again.

As we cope with an assortment of memories, we have adapted as the hermit crab has. We learn to outgrow and manoeuvre our thoughts into new shells, particularly larger ones that fit and provide more breathing room. What then, becomes of our old shells? What do we leave behind when we move on? In Joshua Kane Gomes and Sarah Radzi’s dual exhibition Bread Crumbs, the artists commemorate notions of duplicate personas in response to lingering memory trails. Using installations and paintings as artistic devices for cocooned reflection and malignant vulnerability, Gomes and Radzi present a vivid palette of past and present recollections in an unspecified time of limbo.

 


 

Joshua Kane Gomes (b.1993, Malaysia) primarily engages themes of identity and space in his art practice. Documenting his mental processes and states through the art-making process, Joshua peeks into the grey areas between cold rationality and sentimental sensibility. He often works with sculptures and installations that leverage on evoking mood and atmosphere, be it through form or material language.

In his current body of work, Joshua focuses on captured moments of vulnerability with a sprinkle of levity, stemmed from the artist’s musings during periods of isolation. The works are the product of time spent lost in thought, wandering his own mindscape, the hazy recollections of sluggish days that blur into one another.

 

Sarah Radzi (b.1995, Penang, Malaysia) is an artist based in Selangor. She received her BFA in painting from MARA University of Technology (UiTM) in 2019. Currently working with paintings and drawings, she explores her identity through ambiguous figures.

Her works are a form of emotional releases and also results of unresolved teenage angst, personal growth like the constant noises or curiosities in her head, conversations and the relationship with the people around her, and made-up scenarios of what could have and should have been. Growing up, she has always been aware of the little things like a certain smell, color and small details from her daily life which later helped with her world building in her artworks.

  Joshua Kane Gomes & Sarah Radzi – Bread Crumbs

Joshua Kane Gomes & Sarah Radzi – Bread Crumbs

14 - 29 January 2022

Richard Koh Fine Art,
Blk 47 Malan Road,
#01-26 Gillman Barracks,
Singapore 109444

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Joshua Kane Gomes & Sarah Radzi – Bread Crumbs

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