Constructed ...scape marks Hendrian’s third solo showing in Singapore following Some Other Matter, his acclaimed show at Aloft at Hermès, and extends his distinguished exploration of paper sculptures. In Constructed ...scape, Hendrian reminisces the landscapes of Bandung—his hometown—as he experienced it in childhood, and how the sustained exploitation and transformation of the city have rendered this image all but a distant memory. Hendrian was reacquainted with the city 10 years ago. Long gone were the idyllic scenery of lush green hills and pastoral countryside: Bandung was now a bustling metropolis; unreservedly recast by the rapid economic growth and the social change that followed. The gulf between the idealized and the real widens with further urban development, yet the line between the two notions blurs alongside Hendrian’s memory, creating an ambiguous expanse. The works in Constructed ...scape are built by piling up paper, which acts as Hendrian’s medium of recollecting, recording and reconstructing the sceneries of his hometown. Hendrian’s process—labour-intensive and involving industrial equipment—serves an unmissable ironic statement and highlights the arduous task of recovering long-lost memories.
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