A brush with East Asia
TWO painters with an international profile are showing their work in the city.
Milenko Prvacki and Ian Woo, from the East Asian city state of Singapore, bring their unique take on the concept of the melting pot to the Peninsula Arts Gallery.
The economic powerhouse off the southern tip of the Malaysian peninsula is known for its mix of cultures and languages. That blend is explored in the way the two abstract artists use their paint and look at the "language" of art.
"Many languages come together in Singapore," says Nadia Thondrayen, exhibition co-ordinator for Peninsula Arts, the cultural arm of Plymouth University.
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"They both instil that into their painterly language. They are both very different artists, though, and as far as I know this is the first time they have exhibited together."
The Island Vernacular exhibition is big and bold – in the size of the paintings and what they contain.
There are 20 works on show, some of them two metres square (about 6ft 6in by 6ft 6in) with many demonstrating vibrant use of colour.
Prvacki and Woo have close connections with LASALLE College of the Arts, a private university in Singapore.
Part of the aim of the Island Vernacular exhibition is to build on links between that body and Plymouth University.
The show continues in the Peninsula Arts Gallery, in the Roland Levinsky Building on the North Hill campus, until February 23.