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Exposition by Jeremy Sharma [2013]

[08.03.13 — 19.04.13]

Grey Projects is proud to kick off its exhibition programme with new works by Jeremy Sharma.

Exposition features 10 paintings and two sculptural tableaus. The paintings are untitled, and they are created to play off the grey tones in our new gallery. The discrete, quiet changes in the surface of his paintings are intended to create a perceptual drama within the new Grey Projects galleries.

Taken as a whole, the presentation takes painting as image, as surface; as material, object, construction and environment. The exhibition invites the viewer to consider painting’s limits and its experienced reality, in the interplay between structure, visibility and consciousness.

The astute observer will also discover surreptitious references to Andrei Tarkovsky’s films Solaris and Stalker, Michael Snow’s experimental film Wavelength and Post Punk band Joy Division’s seminal album Unknown Pleasures.

Jeremy Sharma works primarily as a painter but his body of work encompasses video, photography, drawing and installation. He is also a musician, having performed, collaborated and recorded for albums, gigs, theatre and radio.

He has exhibited at Art Stage Singapore Platform (2013), the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (2012), the Singapore Art Museum (2012), Art Forum Gallery (2011), the Esplanade (2008) and The Substation Gallery (2007).

Sharma has had overseas residency programmes, and received several awards, including Royal Overseas Travel Scholarship Award (2007), JCCI Arts award with art collective KYTV (2005), Studio 106 residency award (2004 Singapore), Finalist in the Philip Morris Singapore Arts Awards (2003), The Lee Foundation Study Grant (2002) and the Della Butcher Award (1999).

His work is part of a number of public and private collections, notably the Singapore Art Museum, National Library Board Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi Singapore and Societe Generale. He currently teaches in the Faculty of Fine Arts at LASALLE College of the Arts.