“Inexplicable Collisions” Ink Paintings by Debby Sou Vai Keng

By Debby Sou Vai Keng

Event Date: 1st — 19th March, 2013

“Inexplicable Collisions” is Debby Sou Vai Keng’s sixth solo exhibition.

As a painter, Sou has been working continuously with artists who work in different media: performance artists, photographers, musicians, and, especially, with poets. Her paintings have been published in books of poetry and other literature publications. Being a poet as well as a painter, Sou often likes to present the two together. For several of her solo exhibitions, she gave readings of poems written either by herself or some other poets who wrote poems in response to her pictures.

In “Inexplicable Collisions”, Sou shows her ink paintings that speak to/with poems by her friends, with whom she often communicates with her abstract paintings. Some of these paintings have been published in the poets’ books, which will be shown at the exhibition, and others were created in response to their poetry. Through these pleasant encounters, both poet and painter often inspired each other, resulting in works that seem to whisper silently to each other. With this show, Sou Vai Keng would like to invite guests for a walk with her through a path of words, colours and brush strokes, and perhaps you will find delightful collisions in your own explanations.