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Brendon Leung: Zeninimalism

12 Dec 2017 - 11 Feb 2018

Works by Brendon Leung, 2017.

Tuesday 12 December 2017, 10.00am - Sunday 11 February 2018, 5.00pm

  • Exhibition runs from 12 Dec - 11 Feb
  • Gallery hours: Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat & Sun 8am-5pm

TSB Wallace Arts Centre, The Pah Homestead, 72 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough, Auckland

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In the reflection of the inner nature of things, they saw the thing itself, the whole. The whole which is entirely different from the sum total of its parts. The whole which is indivisible and cannot be divided.

There is an interdependent nature between the ceramics, paintings and the viewer that evokes an energy and a vibration within the room.

A vibration that attempts to elicit momentary states of awareness within the viewer and of the space itself, to serve as a reminder that tranquility can be found within a mindful existence in the world.

Brendon Leung explores the correlations between minimalist arts with eastern philosophical ideas which he draws from living in a westernised art society and being raised in a Chinese household. Influenced by nature, space and the human condition, his works feature pared-back paintings made with unconventional materials and soft forms of ceramics.

The artist concentrates on ideas of imperfection, impermanence and atmospheric qualities of the material to evoke momentary states of awareness within the viewer and the physical space itself.

Born in 1994 in Auckland, New Zealand, the artist is currently pursuing his Master of Design at Unitec Institute of Technology.