22 – 31 January 2021
Tanjong Pagar Distripark

Kedalaman (In Depth)

Ibrahim

2020
Acrylic on canvas
152 x 190 cm

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The title meaning ‘depth’ is defined by the complexity and profundity of thought. This runs true and congruent in the artist’s practice. The ‘depth’ here also refers to the intensity of the color palette; a strong yet cool tone festers a calm contemplation of the work.

About the Artist

Since receiving his fine arts degree, Ibrahim’s approach to painting has been rooted in characteristics of abstract expressionism—a visual language shared among many of his pupils such as the prolific Minang artists, Yunizar, Handiwirman Saputra, Yusra Martunus, and Zulkarnaini. Ibrahim’s method of painting is founded on an acute awareness of feeling; emotions experienced day-to-day, at home or at work, are integral to his creative decision-making. For Ibrahim, allowing emotions to direct his artistic approach is the most effective way to articulate both his inner and external self. Inspired by the works of abstract-expressionist pioneers Willem de Kooning (b.1904) and Jackson Pollock (b. 1912), Ibrahim pursues a creative process grounded in visceral instinct and spontaneity.

Ibrahim will be presenting his works at Gajah Gallery.