How we look at life differs from one individual to the next. Some live for the moment, others more carefully craft each step with the future in mind. Many reminisce to understand the past, with the hope this understanding helps them navigate the future.
Presence brings together artworks by 10 Malaysian visual artists, each with her or his own way of looking at life, each focusing on one of the three chronological states of being – the past, the present, or the future.
Regardless of which state of being holds most interest for each artist, ultimately what is expressed is the now. Whether we realize it or not, our current state of being – our present – has a great influence on how we see the past, and how we postulate the future.
Featuring the works of young, emerging and established artists combined in one showing, Presence is also a demonstration of each artist’s endeavor in creating their own visual language, hence carve their own unique “presence” in the Malaysian visual art world, one that grows more complex, interesting, and varied with the passage of time.
For more information, please visit our website page for this exhibition: http://www.artemisartgallery.com/presence/