HDB (2)

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Gavin Maughfling : 'Migrants, Oil on Gesso Panel, 50 x 70 cm, 2012'. Private Collection Gavin Maughfling : 'At the End of the Day, Oil on Gesso Panel, 50 x 60 cm, 2012'. Private Collection Gavin Maughfling : 'Eunos, Oil on Gesso Panel, 50 x 60 cm, 2012'. Private Collection Gavin Maughfling : 'Walls, Oil on Gesso Panel, 50 x 60 cm, 2012'. Private Collection Gavin Maughfling : 'The Last Day, Oil on Gesso Panel, 60 x 50 cm, 2012'. Private Collection Gavin Maughfling : 'Homecoming, Oil on Gesso Panel, 70 x 50 cm, 2012'.
The paintings in the series 'HDB' are at one level a direct response to the urban landscape of Singapore, and of the juxtapositions between tropical vegetation and concrete uniformity which constitute the island state's visual vocabulary. The dialogues between concrete and foliage might perhaps be further read as an examination of the nature of social structures, and of the relationship between order and the uncontrollable.
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The paintings in the series 'HDB' are at one level a direct response to the urban landscape of Singapore, and of the juxtapositions between tropical vegetation and concrete uniformity which constitute the island state's visual vocabulary. The dialogues between concrete and foliage might perhaps be further read as an examination of the nature of social structures, and of the relationship between order and the uncontrollable.
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