INSTINC artist in residence program
Singapore Sept - Nov 2015
in collaboration with local artist Nandita Mukand
The Essential Rhythm - A Drawing Into Space
INSTINC, Singapore, is pleased to present THE ESSENTIAL RHYTHM - a drawing into space, by Denise Schellmann artist in residence from Austria and local artist Nandita Mukand. As collaborating artists Denise and Nandita share essential analogies not only concerning their professional background as they both found their passion for art by experiencing different realms on their journey. It is their affinity to natural aesthetics, to forces and polarities of life and organic components that provide a crucial harmonious flow to their working relationship.
By Nandita’s experimental sculptural attitude to work with materials and Denise, the former scientist’s researching and integrated meditative drawing process they developed a sensitive understanding of the complexity and matter of their work, in a sense of material as well as the subject itself.
Cells as building blocks of life represent the fundamental physical unit of being. Whether formed to a bark of a tree or perfectly shaped to an animal organ tissue, cells are throughout exposed to a balancing act of essential contrasts, such as growth and decay, integration and differentiation or simplicity and complexity.
The installation ‚The Essential Rhythm - a drawing into space‘ invites you to have an insight into the fragile universe of dualisms hidden behind solid stability. It’s an experience of etheric vibration uniting the linear and the chaotic as well as the dynamic and the static.
Denise’s and Nandita’s collaborative working process can be described as an organically growing, symbiotic melting pot of different cultural and educational experiences. They both were exploring each other’s mark making and found their inspiration in their reaction on each other, where two different approaches started to converge into one union.
sponsored by Land Niederösterreich and INSTINC art space, Singapore