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The Muse Gallery proudly presents
Residency Program 2019 Final Show
Yuichiro Kikuma || Yambe Tam
27th June - 14th July 2019
Opening Night 27th June, 6.30-9.00pm
The Muse Gallery is proud to present Yambe Tam and Yiuchiro Kikuma for their final group show; this will be the culmination of six-months working on site during the 2019 residency program. Each year we host up to four artists, supporting arts practice with subsidised studio space and a platform to form connections and begin work as a professional artist.
Yuichiro Kikuma is an artist who has been practising since 2010 primarily working in painting in various forms.
His interests have been centred on the flexible quality to painting as a medium that can blur the two opposing elements in a painted image such as illusion/materiality and representation/abstraction.
In this series shown in this exhibition, he explores this by employing a semi-automatic method where most of painted marks are not made with paint brush but using a fixed hairdryer in various deliberate settings.
Yambe Tam's creative practice examines the evolution of consciousness and its triggers, process, and effects on the human psyche. This process is something both sacred and profane, bridging science and religion, spiritual and bodily experience. Consequently, her research spans the fields of cognitive science, psychology, theoretical physics, theology, and Buddhist philosophy. Her work is also informed by her personal experience with contemplative practices to observe and reshape her subconscious. The paintings, sculptures, and installations she creates combine ancient materials with contemporary processes, for example lost wax bronze casting, oil painting, gilding, weaving, laser cutting, and CNC machining. Many of her pieces act as conduits that, when experienced altogether, recreate the experience of transcendence itself.