• Installation view of HEAVE
  • Installation view of HEAVE
  • John Marin, To the heavens, 2018, 152.5 x 122 cm, oil on canvas
  • John Marin, Waiting and Loading, 2018, oil on canvas, 176.5 x 452 cm
  • John Marin, To a destination, 2018, oil on canvas, 89 x 71 cm
  • John Marin, To a surface, 2018, oil on canvas, 76 x 122 cm
  • John Marin, To an altitude, 2018, oil on canvas, 76 x 127 cm
  • John Marin, To anywhere, 2018, oil on canvas, 106.7 x 76 cm
  • John Marin, To the future, 2018, oil on canvas, 153.7 x 106.7 cm

John Marin


Curated by Ruel Caasi

22 July - 5 August 2018

Yavuz Gallery is pleased to present HEAVE, the first solo exhibition of Filipino artist John Marin in Singapore.

HEAVE explores the many facets of carrying objects — its range of meanings and significance across the lives of individuals and groups, and the layers of emotional baggage attached to it. The act of carrying objects is ultimately associated with human movement, whether in the form of a passing sojourn, a daily routine, or permanent relocation.

In these movements, carried objects represent necessity or utility, a means of living, a fulfillment of duty, a devotion or inspiration. Marin tracks this fertile ground of significations related to the material aspect involved in human traffic in his latest collection of paintings, which coincidentally takes place in Singapore, a site that since historic times has been an epicenter of human transit and the movement of objects and goods.