Gallery: Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Artist(s): Angel Vergara
Opening / Event Date: 18 Nov, 2023
Closing / End Date: 16 Mar, 2024
Galerie Ora-Ora is delighted to present Amplified a two-part exhibition that brings together the latest works by Juri Markkula and Cindy Ng Sio-Leng, showcasing their creative dialogue on capturing the essence of the natural world. Through a unique pairing of mixed-media works and video installations, Amplified reveals the artists’ escalation of nature and the amplification of the natural world with an innovative outlook.
The exhibition is divided into two separate parts – with one headlined with main works by one artist and supported by the other – and the overall outlook offering a carefully constructed visual conversation between the two. The first part of the exhibition will see works by Markkula in the main gallery space with Ng’s pieces presented in the adjacent. This will then be reversed for the exhibition’s duration from July through until mid-August.
The Sweden-based Finnish artist Markkula will present a comprehensive collection of artworks from his RGB series of three-dimensional and highly sculptural pieces where colours and depths of nature are magnified by means of highly-advanced technologies. Using lab-quality 3D scanners and custom-built 3D reductive printers, striking square icons of carmine red, azure blue and fern green are in fact reproductions of the fragile life of the natural world encountered by the artist in his native Scandinavian forests.
Juxtaposing in the same theme, acclaimed Beijing-based Macau artist Ng Sio-Ieng continues to explore the concepts of nature that relate closely to the tradition of Chinese ink painting, yet employing a highly experimental approach in her practice. Using a wide range of organic and non-artistic materials, from powdered green tea blends, brown coffee stain, red wines, to milk and soya sauce, Ng undertakes the flowing motions of ink, through which she creates unique, swirling landscapes evocative of river deltas and estuaries in an original and re-inventive manner.