• Johanna Helmuth, The Tough, 2020, oil on canvas, 198 x 244 cm
  • Johanna Helmuth, The Optimist, 2020, oil on canvas, 198 x 305 cm
  • Johanna Helmuth, The Empathetic, 2020, oil on canvas, 183 x 183 cm
  • Johanna Helmuth, The Anteambulo, 2020, oil on canvas, 152 x 122 cm

Johanna Helmuth

One Thing After Another

Curated by Ryan Francis Reyes

15 Feb - 9 Mar 2020

Yavuz Gallery Singapore is pleased to present One Thing After Another, a solo exhibition by Filipino artist Johanna Helmuth.

In Helmuth’s characteristic pictorial approach to exploring human behaviour, tendencies and social relationships, she composes a set of canvases partly as an introspection of personal challenges from her past year. Through the imagery emerging from the works, she suggests the cultivation of an inner strength that enables one to clear and forge new paths; to stand up for one’s self and rise above the seemingly inevitable. Though largely emphasising self-empowerment, the scenes portrayed also recognise the value of social support, of letting people in and allowing them to possibly offer a guiding light amid states of confusion. A tone of positivity and encouragement resonates with the exhibition title One Thing After Another, which conjures a situation when things fall into their right places and at their right moments.