Homecoming: Ian de Souza’s Debut Singapore Exhibition at The Private Museum to Explore his Eastern Heritage, Spirituality and Harmony Through Abstract Ink
The Private Museum is delighted to present Clear Light by Australian artist, Ian de Souza. The exhibition marks the artist’s homecoming debut in Singapore and will run from 10 October 2019 to 8 December 2019.
Born in 1939 in then-Malaya, Ian spent his childhood in Singapore under colonial British rule and the Japanese occupation before moving to New South Wales, Australia. He briefly studied to be a Redemptorist missionary priest and went on to study art at Perth Technical College. Through the 1960s and 70s, he toured the world widely as a musician, performed alongside pop music icons such as the Bee Gees, before transitioning into a full time artist in 1980.
Clear Light showcases Ian returning to his land and heritage and coming home to his self. Considering that all visual experiences start with light, Clear Light offers an experience of a new beginning marked by clarity. Says Ian, “Just let it be and feel it.”
Clear Light is a response to Ian’s lifelong pursuit of passion, knowledge and technical mastery, and the realization that comes from years of thoughtful introspection. Ian’s arts practice spans more than 35 years. He is experienced in all mediums, with water-based colours and inks being his preference.
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