About the Artwork
Form does not concern the lowest nor final note rather inaudible rhythm. Rhythm pushes out from a so-called ‘secret’ which is a humanized, lowest note. Rhythm therefore informs sonority. For each unique life sonority is differentiated by the bodily ribbon which types, which plays. Inversion concerns a dynamic between chords which are structures similar to printed symbola. Dynamics per se are finite if not final should the human ribbon dry-up or become-removed. The impossible truth of an exterior of dynamic sound, what drives inversions within the root scheme, viz. inaudible rhythm, is not an aspiration, rather the transpiration of force beyond the ribbon here seen.

About the Artist
Ruben Pang’s (b. 1990, Singapore) work focuses on automatism, the neurosis and drama of the human condition. Beginning with painting, Pang’s practice has also led him to explore the dynamism and spontaneous response of sculpture and the sensitivities and collaborative spirit of music production and performance.

Often, Pang resists binaries in genres such as ‘abstraction’ and ‘figuration’ and simultaneously enjoys the stability of established formats such as the finitude of the edges of a painting and a perfectly varnished surface. Working without a preconceived image of the final composition, his approach allows the imagery to surface spontaneously; a “visual syncopation, like searching for a melody in white noise”. Pang has widely exhibited across Asia, Europe and the United Sates; including Contemporary Chaos, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway (2018), Meccaniche della Meraviglia, MO.CA Centro per le nuove culture, Italy (2018), and The Figure in Process: De Kooning to Kapoor, Paul Allen Brain Institute, USA (2015). The Singapore Art Museum acquired his paintings Fear of Lying and Type 0 Civilization in 2020 and 2018. Pang received the Georgette Chen Arts Scholarship, Singapore (2009 – 2010) and the Winston Oh Travelogue Award, Singapore (2010).

Pang is represented by Yavuz Gallery.

Profile image by Bradley Foisset, artwork and profile images courtesy of the Artist and Yavuz Gallery
Artist name
Ruben Pang
Minor Inversions
Oil, alkyd, charcoal, pigment and spray paint on wood panel
65.5 x 55.5 x 5 cm

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