Obscene Presence of Absence is a group exhibiton featuring Filipino artists, Jason Montinola, Kaloy Sanchez, Lec Cruz, and Luis Santos.
Contrasting the usual art practice of using bodies to build narratives, the works in this exhibition are said to explore human nature through the use of abandones and desolate spaces.
The works range in size from 33cm by 24cm and 122cm by 152.5cm and are priced from RM3,500 to RM34,000.
The press release states that, "these spaces, like a depository of historical events and figures, are rich with potential for narratives."
Even if the spaces are no longer inhabited, their presence is not altogether gone, as there is hardly any space left, urban or rural, that has been left untouched by human beings.
The exhibiton aims to respond to an age of social divide, where people retreat into their own bubbles defined by catgeories such as me, you, us, and them.
The artists hope to investigate how our environment informs our actions; the exhibition is said to reflect how the locality of the artists along with the art market affect their practice.
The opening reception is on Nov 29 at 7pm.