Nothing Personal by Liew Kwai Fei
When: May 21 - June 13, 2022
Where: Rissim Contemporary
Nothing Personal is a collaboration between Rissim Contemporary and The Back Room presenting the 11th solo exhibition by Malaysian artist Liew Kwai Fei. The exhibition features a selection of paintings from the artist’s Gesture. Abstraction. Painting. (“GAP”) series, started in 2019, in which he explores the performance element in painting.
This is a tongue-in-cheek remark that challenges the interpretation of art as a reflection of the artist’s personal life or emotional state, and the romanticisation of the artist as a tortured genius. The works demonstrate Fei’s playful and relentless questioning of the medium of painting, and the different ways that it can be utilised as a mode of creative expression.