Concurrence of Chances is a fourth solo exhibition from artist Faizal Yunus exploring the act of "making" as a self-discovery journey. The show combines 18 works into three segments: paintings and sculptures, drawing upon his practice and understanding as a trained printmaker. In his recent development, Faizal Yunus critically shapes the relation between experience, memory and automation that hinged on experimental and multimedia processes. He favours repetitious and ambiguous formation while deliberately relying on "chances" and spontaneity to take place in the making, allowing the automation of creative impulses to dictate his artistic output.
Faizal's works appear to be courting self-reflexivity, almost devoid of content, with their relatively dynamic compositions, monotonous colour palettes and tendency to reiterate patterns as a gestural mark. Deploying stencils and industrial paints, Faizal further alludes to a notion of "anti-form", emphasizing the physical correlation of artistic objects, processes, and media with the actual world. By exposing in the finished artwork how art comes into being - how materials behave and
procedures are undertaken - Faizal disclosed art's dependence on the conditions of its facture, the context of its making, and the ideological aspects of its production and reception.
Concurrence of Chances, as the title suggests, is simultaneously hinged on the properties of materials, visualizing their intrinsic conduct and behaviour in the act of making. This suggests emancipation, a lifting of ideological weight in favour of esoteric and sensual, yet a vague note of novelty persists.