23 September–22 October, 2016

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

SINTA TANTRA solo exhibition

Hong Kong SOHO


Hong Kong—Pearl Lam Galleries is pleased to present Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, the first solo exhibition of British/Indonesian artist Sinta Tantra in Hong Kong. Tantra’s vibrant geometric paintings explore the concept of “dimensions” through the use of colour and shapes. Well regarded for her site-specific works in the public realm, Tantra combines public art elements inside the gallery space, splicing together the interior and exterior world—tentatively, fluidly, and on and off the beat.

The exhibition title Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is from the title of a satirical novella published in 1884 by Edwin A. Abbott, which explores hierarchy, social order, and internal tensions between individuals and a collective society through its examination of “dimensions”. The story’s narrator, A Square, comprehends the concepts of depth and dimension when he enters the three- dimensional world of Spaceland—an idea that Tantra explores throughout the entire exhibition.

Selected works