Grey Projects presents Situated Ground, a studio exhibition by artist duo YUNRUBIN. Situated Ground is the culmination of YUNRUBIN’s material research during their studio residency with Grey Projects. During their three-week stay, the artists continued their inquiry into ‘ground’ both as a physical and existential material. This is Yunrubin’s first presentation in Singapore.
A reception with the artists will be held on 7 November 2013, 6-8pm.
YUNRUBIN’s practice focuses on the materiality, place and structure within a given environment. The experience of things in space, for the artists, is both lyrical and sensual.
For the past year, they have been developing a notion of Ground Art, a notion that takes the ground as both foundational material and as a place that enables human experience. In this context, they identify the ground as the object on which site and situation are founded. For example, a parking lot without a car is regarded empty. The ground hosts an emptiness, with its own existence placed into question.
In this show of drawings, objects and installation, the artists experiment with the ways in which the act of shading on paper parallels the movement of walking on the ground. Examining the ground’s ubiquity, the artists break the road into abstract components, inviting our awareness of our bodies as a complimentary living units to the ground.
YUNRUBIN is an artist duo founded in November 2012. It consists of Jonas Rubin and Joanne Pang Rui Yun. Jonas Rubin (b. 1970, Denmark) is educated in Middle Eastern Studies with Persian language at Carsten Niebuhr Institute, Copenhagen University and learnt graphic skills and painting from his father, artist Frank Rubin. Joanne Pang Rui Yun (b. 1986, Singapore) holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (Visual Communication) from The School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University and a Master of Fine Arts from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, School of Visual Art in Copenhagen, Denmark.
To find out more about the artist duo, visit their website at www.yunrubin.com.