Run Amok Gallery is pleased to announce its first show ‘All’s Well, Ends Well’, a duo show by Wu Ma and He En Ning.
Wu Ma frequents the flea markets of George Town, where he sells his paintings, bric-a-brac and small objects of novelty. His grassroots paintings carry a sense of spontaneous naivety yet poise an unruffled confidence about his chosen subject matters. Being a self-taught artist and only by using Buncho poster colours, he constructs a mythical and fantastical allegory of imaginary world through motifs such as stallions, sceneries, spectres and daily happenings. En Ning usually works with pencil. She is also an avid collector of daily objects who totemizes each item with her own memories. By drawing reference from Hong Kong movies, she seizes scenes that she sees fit and singles out the backdrop, leaving only the characters and a few pieces of furniture. By doing this, she crystallizes the essence of the scenes yet denies direct reference and contextual meaning, allowing herself and the viewers to fill in their own.
The movie itself is used as a mean by En Ning to traverse through spatial and temporal boundaries; it also acts as a tool to select and extend her imagination, claiming these scenes as hers. Similarly, Wu Ma’s choice of portraying his characters in traditional Chinese costumes suggests an attempt to retrieve a certain archetypal period of time that is believed to be long gone.
RUN AMOK GALLERY 推出成立以來第一檔展覽「潮繪˙俗畫」，展出馬來西亞悟馬（Wu Ma）和台灣藝術家何恩寧(En Ning)二人的繪畫作品。
PLACE: Run Amok Gallery (151-O, Off Hutton Lane, 10050 Georgetown, Malaysia.)
TIME: 22.03 to 13.04.2013, from Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 6pm