Multidisciplinary artist, Chi Too’s latest solo exhibition entitled Sometimes When We Touch, comprises 12 paintings on canvas, which are said to be products of the artist’s continued foray into painting and playful interrogation of bitumen as a medium.
The 1 by 1 metre paintings are also said to be variations of his “baseline” pieces. Similar to his bubble wrap paintings in Like Someone in Love, Chi Too’s painterly process in this series is highly mechanical and systematic – akin to a worker manning a toll booth or a factory labourer screwing caps onto tubes of toothpaste.
The works in this exhibition is part of Chi Too’s research for Bukan Budaya Kita, a project that will culminate in a body of work that aims to trace historical sites of protest in Malaysia.
The opening reception takes place on March 8 from 7pm to 9pm.