Yavuz Gallery is pleased to present COEXIST, the first solo exhibition of Filipino artist Dale Erispe in Singapore.
Erispe continues his probe into the interactions between man and nature in COEXIST through images of structures being reclaimed by elements of nature. Such a theme may remind us of familiar sights like walls being taken over by vines or tree roots, a powerful reminder of the ultimate futility of human creation to forces of nature.
The artist delves into this conflict further by exploring a range of man-made structures— houses, bridges, and roads— where human presence seems to have abruptly disappeared, a place as if abandoned or deserted in a hurry due to an unknown tragedy. The images are as mysterious and haunting as they are calm and contemplative. Showcasing his works in Singapore known for feats of engineering and breakthroughs in the built-environment, the exhibition also aims to converse with its site and engage in reflections about the extent to which humanity has altered the face of the earth for its own benefit.