HEAVE by emerging Filipino artist John Marin is an exhibition of paintings exploring the many facets of carrying objects and its range of meanings and significance across the lives of individuals and groups, and the layers of emotional baggage attached to it.
Yavuz Gallery is pleased to present HEAVE, the first solo exhibition of Filipino artist John Marin in Singapore curated by Ruel Caasi.
HEAVE explores the many facets of carrying objects — its range of meanings and significance across the lives of individuals and groups, and the layers of emotional baggage attached to it. The act of carrying objects is ultimately associated with human movement, whether in the form of a passing sojourn, a daily routine, or permanent relocation.
In these movements, carried objects represent necessity or utility, a means of living, a fulfilment of duty, a devotion or inspiration. Marin tracks this fertile ground of significations related to the material aspect involved in human traffic in his latest collection of paintings, which coincidentally takes place in Singapore, a site that since historic times has been an epicentre of human transit and the movement of objects and goods.