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Singapore

Jendela (Visual Arts Space, Esplanade)

Vincent Leow

Mock Ducks & Manicured Poodles

VINCENT LEOW, Dinner Date, 2004, Oil on canvas, 153 x 163 cm.

There is something distinctly disturbing about the figures that populate the paintings of Vincent Leow's "Mock Ducks & Manicured Poodles" at the Jendela, Esplanade. In Last Wish (2004), the intimate moment of a man holding a dying comrade is sketched out in black outlines that resemble the flat iconicity of Chinese Revolution woodcuts. Any possibility of emotional resonance with these cutout figures is further disrupted by the huge lurid flowers

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