Nature of Art exhibition, Singapore
March 1 - March 31
The Fullerton Hotel presents Inessa Kalabekova’s exhibition in Singapore, called “Nature of Art,” from March 1 to March 30, 2023. Here the artist explores the sights and secret corners of Singapore’s parks and gardens, through the medium of painting and collage. Each painting is in a dialogue with the poems of Alice Kalabekova, Inessa’s young daughter, in a process of co-creation. In the show Inessa looks at the peculiar Singaporean natural context with child-like eyes; bamboo, banana trees, butterflies, leaves, birds, flowers, and water lilies are not just decorative elements, or a backdrop to a peaceful walk. For her, they are animated entities, and each bush or branch can be the hiding place of a mythological creature. Myths are indeed central for the artist, who draws from both Eastern and the Western culture, to create her own inner tradition. Indeed, when Inessa tackles a new canvas, she doesn’t just make a decorative piece, but rather creates a new, rich and multi-layered world to share with viewers.