The Forest and Its Soul marks the second residency and solo exhibition of Singaporean artist Han Sai Por with STPI.
Following her first residency in 2013, the Cultural
Medallion recipient returns to the creative workshop to create 35 new print and paper works in a span of just three weeks. Using technologies that are new to the sculptor, such as photo intaglio and laser-cutting, the works exemplify Han’s enduring spirit of artistic exploration that is not bounded by a singular medium, even at this stage of her decades-long career.
Han Sai Por:
The Forest and Its Soul
9 April – 22 May 2022
Han Sai Por, Sea Vision (detail), 2022, acrylic paint on STPI casted paper, 127.5 x 166 x 3.5cm.
Photo courtesy of the artist and STPI.
This body of work draws from the artist’s own experiences of walking through dense forests, of which Han has described as being 'an emotional landscape'. Additionally, it serves to evoke a sense of boundless energy hidden behind the many layers and depth of the whole forest ecosystem, composed of many elements; the wind blowing, leaves dropping and dancing, rolling waters, micro-life teeming among the mud and detritus on the floor and more.
Image courtesy of STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery, Singapore