'Sediments' explores the possibilities of paper as sculpture

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  • Sunday, 27 Mar 2016

Close up of Disintegration 4, Carving of compressed layers of paper, 100 x 190 x 7cm, 2016

Irfan Hendrian does not paint on paper. He might shred, layer, glue, compress, and burrow with a router machine into heavy stacks before mounting them on the wall – but he will never paint on it.

His first solo exhibition – Sediments – in Malaysia, currently showing at Wei-Ling Gallery in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, ex-plores paper, not as a receptacle for idea presentation, but rather, as the very material within which ideas are built.

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