Abstracting Materiality: Wyn-Lyn Tan and Roya Farassat

16 Nov 2018 – 20 Dec 2018

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Sapar Contemporary is proud to present Abstracting Materiality, a two-person painting exhibition of Wyn-Lyn Tan (Singapore) and Roya Farassat (Iran/US).


In the work of Wyn-Lyn Tan and Roya Farassat tornadoes, horizons, and faces emerge and disappear, with the tension between recognition and mirage building as one moves among sets of their works and each other’s. For both artists, a dialogue between representation and abstraction is at the fore of their practice, with each transforming elements of material reality into independent worldviews formed by layer upon layer of paint. Through their wide-ranging cultural and intellectual biographies, Tan and Farassat’s quasi-landscapes imagine the ends of Asia, stretching physically and conceptually from the borders of northern Finland to central Singapore, and across Iran and China, while still holding geography as a construct and itself an abstraction.

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Beth Citron

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Roya Farassat

Wyn-Lyn Tan


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