A personal interpretation of the Orchid, Joyce created this series which speaks of nationalism and a sense of identity, and how it is able to be stripped from its generic form and turn it into pieces that would catch the audience's attention. Each flower carries a personality of its own, and represents the individual's perspective of the country they are born and raised in, as well as the cultivation of changes seen throughout the years.
The usage of colours like pink and green in subtle and gradual forms gives the artwork dimension from different angles, as well as the steady growth of a flower reaching its full bloom stage. A key message behind this series would be strength and how a bud pushes its way to bloom into a full grown flower.
Gregory Burns is an American athlete, painter, author and motivational speaker.
As a contemporary artist, his paintings have been shown in dozens of solo exhibitions and group exhibitions in at least sixteen countries. Burns has also taught in thirty Artist-in-Residence programs around the globe.
The works to be featured are Pacita's colourful works of vibrant patterns segued into her most well-known practice as an Abstract painter. The mixed media works, which range from large-scale paintings to small collages, incorporated a variety of materials such as ceramic, glass, buttons and fabrics.
Abad rejected the idea that painting was elitist, and she was continuously inspired by the indigenous materials and techniques she came into contact with during her travels. This philosophy permeated her work, and laid the groundwork for the technique she developed called trapunto painting, which involved her stuffing and stitching her canvases to create a sculptural quality.
A name that is familiar to many, Han Sai Por presents a range of works that are smaller in size but yet still speaking of mass and volume. The works carry a certain lightness to it, with the shapes slanting towards a playful manner. These sizeable sculptures are suitable for indoors, and gives the space it is in a sense of completion.
Chon Hee is a local artist who works extensively with various mediums. With each medium, she creates something new but still stays true to her stylistics. Chon Hee's works are inspired by nature, along with a touch of her belief by entrenching the traditional but shifting easily back to modernism. The current set of works are of raw, organic forms of nature with layers of complexity added to it and taking it to an abstract level.
Having established the stylistics of her work, Jessie continues delivering contemporary pieces overtime as she evolves each series into their own distinctive character. There is consistency in her pieces, so as to cater to the taste of existing and new audiences.
An outstanding series of 'nature' themed pieces, it takes one through a walk from a ceramist's point of view and her potential in creativity.
Sek Chern is known for her large scale stylistic painting of architecture using Chinese ink.
Her latest series of works compromises elements of reconstruction, using urbanism as one of the topics. Existing places in and out of Singapore are taken into context, diverse sites and buildings rearranged and painted to suggest a union of spaces. Each painting is carefully composed, leaving the audience wondering if the fragments are coming together or falling apart.
Diversity can be seen through her choices from the subjects right down to the two different types of rice paper used for a different painterly effect in this series.
In a name familiar in the world of ceramists, Gek Lin has came up with a new series of works.
Her next chapter of works is about her current experimental approaching using ash slips on greenware.
These pieces are also expressed in a small measure of her amazement of the strength in beauty of the element 'Wind' and its characteristics, such as its ability in manipulating the direction of rain, the swaying of trees, swirling and rustling of leaves and the delicate manner in how curtains sway at the touch of it.
Through the textures and patterns in her latest series, it translates 'strength in beauty' in all its potential.
An artist that explores various art forms, December Pang started with print-making before venturing into mixed media and thread/fibre works. Being a lover of nature, and the relationship that man has and is continuing to build with the environment, her works often reflect the subtleness of such points. In her latest series of works, which is also her debut in painting, she touches on the idea of 'Stillness'. December tries to combine the idea of encapsulating private moments that exists between people and the quietness that is unspoken but felt, together with thoughts that carry a deeper meaning to it.
"I draw inspiration from things that hold significance and meaning in everyday life. I have begun to ponder what matters in our environment which we are not always able to 'see' in their intangible forms.
My idea for this series of work is about urbanisation consuming our space and the following creation of a packed environment that provides us with a physical and spiritual abode embodying the visible and invisible."
April received her Diploma in Fine Arts (Western Painting) from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1989 and graduated with a Master in Fine Arts (Printmaking) from The Slade School of Fine Art (UCL), UK, in 1993.
Her works have been exhibited in numerous shows locally and internationally, including Portugal, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
April approaches her artistic practice as a reflection of her attitude to life – simplicity. Her works are inspired by nature; nature distilled to its simplest forms and shapes, re-imagined as abstract landscapes that exuberate an atmosphere of calmness and mediative silence.
"In my world of painting, one's mind will be calmed, and one's sense of colour, shape, light and shadow elevated."
An artist and teacher, Wee Shoo Leong graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore, in 1979. His works are easily identifiable from its stillness and quietness which speaks of balance, concord and peace. He believes in a harmonious existence, and his paintings are executed with care and control. The identifiable items included in his recent works brings back the old sweet moments and reminds us the age of romance.
"Consciousness may exist outside of, and influence us, from beyond the three spatial dimensions that we inhabit. To explore this, my work alternates between dimensions - between the first, second and third, between inside and outside, empty and solid, visible and invisible. My work references parallel universes, alternate realities, higher dimensions and interconnected consciousness."
Choo's experimental work are achieved through a number of processes, including drawing, screen printing, shape forming and photography. She expands on this by screen printing on transparent sheets, then creating three-dimensional objects, 'extruding' the print from its state of flatness. Using photography, light and shadow, the objects are returned to a two-dimensional representation, albeit one that is now quite different to its original form as a screen-print. It becomes impossible to discern where one process begins and the other ends.