Taksu Singapore presents Manifesto, the forth solo exhibition by Australian artist Tony Twigg with Taksu. Tony Twigg is well known for his found timber sculptures. This series, he is looking backwards as well as forwards in his work, forwards to what it might become and back towards it’s past. Or rather looking backwards through the past at the premise of his art. Looking with hindsight and with permission to alter the past.
Tony Twigg (b. 1953 in Australia) has a strong international practice with over 40 solo exhibitions presented in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and the U.S.A. Over his long career Twigg has also been known for his multi-disciplinary and film works, included in the iconic Cannes Film Festival. He studied painting in Australia and received his Master of Visual Arts from the College of Fine Arts, Sydney in 1985. He was a recipient of Australia Council Manila Studio Grant (1996), Rimbun Dahan Malaysian residency (2005), TARP Residency TAKSU Kuala Lumpur (2009), and traveled to Beijing to complete a residency with Red Gate Gallery in 2012. Twigg’s work is held in major museum collections and in private and corporate collections across Southeast Asia and Australia. In March this year a retrospective survey of his practice was presented by Annandale Galleries, Sydney, which included a restaging of his collaborative performance work, “Life still”.