This is the fourth consecutive year in which One East Asia has participated in the multi-venue event celebrating Asian art, and its eighth exhibition in London.
One East Asia is showing work by Malaysian artists Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Jalaini Abu Hassan and Chang Fee Ming; Singaporeans Jimmy Ong and Teng Nee Cheong; Jayson Cortez, Andres Barrioquinto and Mark Lewis Higgins from the Philippines; and Japanese artist Mai Miyake.
The exhibition highlights the many ways in which the human form can be used as a means of examining the notion of ‘realism . This variously encapsulates philosophical arguments about the nature of reality, ways of seeing and the archetypal form. The theme also includes the ‘face – in both its human form and in its linguistic use as a way of describing something that is presented to the outside world: the face may appear very lifelike but it is not necessarily honest; it may not be visible; and it may not be in an human incarnation at all.