White Space Art Asia is proud to announce our first exhibition of the year, “YesterDay”, a group exhibition featuring Thai-Japanese artist Yuree Kensaku and Indonesian artist Andry Boy Kurniawan.
In brightly lit cartoon pop, YesterDay invites you to take a trip back in time to a whimsical land of adolescent daydreams and adventure. A stylised play on the word ‘yesterday’, YesterDay is a combination that both unites and divides our past and present, capturing the nostalgic desires of our adolescence in the present today. As a celebration of childhood innocence and imagination, the show is a playground of stories that recollect the simplicity of our youth in electrifying, vibrant form.
Come join us for the opening night on 17 March, from 5pm onwards at 1H Yong Siak Street, S168641.
In Kensaku’s brand new series, ‘Yester Daydream’, her works draw inspiration from the novelty of New Year resolutions. With every fresh start to the new year inspiring us to work on our future goals and dreams, the artist is also reminded of the aspirations that she had as a youth. From an idol, pianist, to an acclaimed ping-pong player, her works are a nostalgic reminder of the limitless boundaries of youthful imagination. And with yet with each work staged and hung like curtains, Yester Daydream is a bittersweet reminder that these dreams were only dreams, waiting for the curtain call of adulthood to come.
Kensaku is currently based in Bangkok, Thailand. Kensaku has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions both domestically and internationally, from The Adventure of Momotaro Girl at Yokohama Museum of Art (2007), Hawai’i Triennale (2022), Bangkok Art Biennale (2020), Thailand Biennale (2018), Imaginarium: Over the Ocean, Under The Sea at Singapore Art Museum (2016), 4th Moscow Biennale for Young Art Russia (2014) and a residency program and exhibition, ‘Blue Blanc Rogue’ at Centre Intermondes, La Rochelle, France (2020). Her works are included in the permanent collections of Mori Art Museum, Singapore Art Museum, Yokohama Museum of Art and MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum.
Pretty Off Key Idol, 125 x 180 cm, Acrylic and Collage on Canvas
Ping-Pong Trophy Bouncing Away, 110 x 125 cm, Acrylic, Glitter and Collage on Canvas
Hello Pity, the Pianist, 90 x 125 cm, Acrylic, Glitter and Collage on Canvas
Fantastical, vibrant, and elaborate, Indonesian artist Andry Boy Kurniawan’s oeuvre is an audacious celebration of what it means to be human. At the heart of his works is a heartfelt commemoration of historical moments and figures, paying homage to their cultural impact in society. Stylised in his polychromatic vocabulary, Kurniawan’s works immortalise the tales of humanity with heartfelt sincerity.
From the heavyweights of historical events, Kurniawan also touches on the intimate, personal moments of humanity with his series, Lost in Places. Set in liminal spaces of train stations, airports, to museums and cities, Kurniawan captures transient, fleeting moments with ardent sincerity. In the hustle and bustle of the global world, the artist picks up on the moments that we might forget, commemorating familiar and forgotten narratives with his vibrant touch.
Kurniawan currently lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He has featured prominently in several group and solo exhibitions.
Nighthawk, 160 x 120 cm, Acrylic on Canvas
Lost in the l’Orangerie , 150 x 150cm, Acrylic on Canvas
Lost at the Acropolis, 120 x 120 cm, Acrylic on Canvas
Lost at The Scream, 150 x 150cm, Acrylic on Canvas