The Private Museum is proud to present Han Sai Por: Secret Landscapes – A Bali Purnati Artist Residency by one of Singapore's leading sculptors and cultural medallion recipient, Han Sai Por. The exhibition marks the second collaboration between Yayasan Bali Purnati and The Private Museum.
This is Han's inaugural solo acrylic-medium focused exhibition featuring a selection of fifteen acrylic-on-canvas paintings inspired by her recent Bali Purnati artist residency. As the renowned artist is widely known for her sculptural work—stone sculptures in particular—the collection also showcases a pair of elegant black granite and white marble sculptures.
Nature has always been one of Han's core influences in her practice. With vigor and tenacity, she immersed herself in the rich textures of natural landscapes and traversed in the untamed terrains of the mystical Indonesian island of Bali. The highlights of the exhibition include artistic interpretations of various geographical visits: the volcanic regions of Mount Batur and Mount Agung, the pristine beaches of Amed, Ketewel and Bias Tugel, the crashing waves of Water Blow Nusa Dua, and the expansive rice terraces of Jatiluwih.
As an alumna of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Han's visit to Bali resonates with the historic Bali field trip made by Singapore's notable pioneer Nanyang artists: Liu Kang, Chen Chong Swee, Chen Wen Hsi and Cheong Soo Pieng in 1952. Han's new body of works captures the essence of Balinese topography—allowing the viewer to delve into the depth of her art practice.