Cities That Dream
Metaphysical art first flourished in the 1910s, and like most major art periods, has seen constant waves of revival. Featuring eye-catching contrasts and playing on shadow and light, the pieces commonly exude an air of mystery. For Sebastiano Navarra, this form of art not only piqued his interest as a child, but also fittingly pays tribute to his Italian heritage.
After Navarra’s first foray into Singapore’s art scene last year with a solo exhibition at Miaja Gallery, he returns, this time, with artwork that leans toward the theme of futurism.
The showcase, titled Silent Cities: A Post-Metaphysical Expression, shows Navarra’s fantastical dreams of lone cities. Brightly coloured skyscrapers and structures sit on a contrasting horizon, and cast a shadow against equally striking horizontal lines. Further adding to its whimsical aura are tiny figurines like a boat, bicycle and an Egyptian sphinx that sit in the foreground. The exhibition runs until 31 August.