solo exhibition “Yes No Thank You”

Yes 2010-2015 oil on linen 61.0 × 45.7 cm ©Diego Singh

Diego Singh’s works address the notion of decentralization while considering conflict and self-policing through negation. In his Denim series, started in 2006, previously–exhibited paintings are turned into a trompe l’oeil of denim, sporting seams, rips and holes meticulously painted over thin veils of blue, black or white pigment that allow, as denim does, for what lies behind it to partially come through. It is as if the artist is constantly saying, ‘Yes No Thank You’, and perhaps, by showing a body of work while denying it, another physicality emerges. These paintings’ no-end-game-attitude signal Tu m’ (Duchamp’s last painting, 1918), but they do so by re-framing Tu m’ s over-determination towards an exit from painting itself, and instead, propose a constant re-entering into the medium and a re-evaluation of the notion of praxis. This exhibition will feature new and recent works of the denim series.


Artist Profile

Diego Singh

Diego Singh was born in Argentina. He is the founder of Central Fine, a curatorial project based in Miami and Buenos Aires. Diego Singh’s denim, text, hinges and scribbles paintings were exhibited in solo exhibitions at “Table For One” at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo (2011); “Unimodern Gondolieri” at Various Small Fires, Los Angeles (2012); “Embarrassed by Loneliness” at Mendes Wood Gallery, Sao Paulo (2012); and “Submarine Uploading” at Annarumma in Napoli (2012). Works from these series where included recently in: “Locally Sourced” at the American University Museum in Washington DC (2015); “Recent Acquisitions” at the Perez Art Museum Miami (2014); “Prospects” at MOCA San Diego (2013); and “Le Ragioni della Pittura” at La Fondazzione Malvina Menegaz, in Castelbasso (2013). Singh paintings are part of MOCA San Diego Permanent Collection, the Perez Art Museum Miami and the De La Cruz Collection, Miami, among others.


Born in Argentina.
1999 B.A., Comunicaciones Sociales, Unversidad Kennedy, Argentina
2000 M.A., Direccion de Arte Asociacion Argentina de Agencias de Publicidad (AAAP), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Art History Kennedy Universy, Argentina