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    • Cliftons Art Prize 2011
      Singapore Entries
    • Artist: Yu Juan Lee
      Title: Calligraphy De-constructed #1
      Medium: mixed media, wood panels
      Size: 113x70cm each, overall dimensions variable
      Art description I am always intrigued by the fluid and dynamic characteristics of Calligraphy. Instead of confining myself in the traditional aspects of calligraphy, I choose to focus only in the forms and structures of calligraphy, which led to the creation of the series of semi-abstract and minimal landscapes paintings of the Chinese culture. .
      Artist bio Yu Juan lee is an arts practitioner who has held exhibitions in Singapore, Australia and Korea. She graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore and is currently pursuing her Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts in Australia, Tasmania.    
    • Artist: Yu Juan Lee
      Title: Confusion #5
      Medium: Chinese ink on rice paper
      Size: 225x44cm
      Art description I am interested in the notion between word and image in respect to the Chinese culture. Driven by a fascination to the fluid and expressive aspects of Chinese calligraphy, I drew my inspirations from it and incorporate them in my works. My main concern was not on the meanings of the words, but on the aesthetics and visual aspects of calligraphy. Through distortion and manipulations, traditional calligraphy is transformed into semi-abstract forms to represent our Chinese culture. Instead of confining myself with the traditions of Chinese painting, I incorporate elements of Western compositions to make my paintings more interesting. I also aspire to breakthrough the traditions of Chinese painting and provide new perspectives to it.
      Artist bio Yu Juan lee is an arts practitioner who has held exhibitions in Singapore, Australia and Korea. She graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore and is currently pursuing her Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts in Australia, Tasmania.    
    • Artist: Yuzuru Maeda
      Title: Let Then
      Medium: Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C016_X3o0A
      Size: 100MB or more (depends on the format)
      Art description This video is using Zentai (Japanese word for skin-tight garments that cover the entire body). This Zentai symbolizes the equality of spirits. When people wear Zentai, there's no difference in sex, race and age. But they all still look unique. It must be the spirit inside us that makes us unique. We are often blinded by external things that makes us believe we are different from other people. Many problems on earth such as poverty issues, war, and environmental issues are result of false identification of ourselves. We must know that we are unique being and not different from each other.
      Artist bio Artist's Biography Yuzuru Maeda is born in Ogaki, Japan in 1978. She had received a BA from the LaSalle Collage of Arts, Singapore in 2009 and currently lives in Singapore.She has been involved with producing soundtracks, jingles and music compositions for independent films and video works.She performs with Sanshin (Japanese), Sarod (Indian) at different venues. Her music includes Jazz, Hindustani classical, Carnatic, Hindi film songs, Japanese music and experimental music. She has explored different types of musical genre through her research travels in Africa, Europe, North America, India and Asia between 1999 to 2007. Her influence comes from La Monte Young, Arlo Guthrie and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. She has performed experimental music in Choppa, Singapore (2007), Black Market, Singapore (2009) , Rights, Osage Gallary, Singapore(2009), Open Art Festival, Beijing(2009), Sugar Jar, Beijing(2009), Mekong River Project, Bangkok(2009), Post Museum, Singapore(2010), Sculpture Society, Fort Canon, Singapore(2011).
    • Artist: Wee AikChuan, Simon
      Title: Existence
      Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
      Size: 152x122cm
      Art description Existence
      Artist bio Simon Wee born in Singapore (1946). The renowned first-generation Master painter Chen WenHsi was his first teacher who introduced him to the basics of painting. He graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Art in 1967. Most of his work is done using the nature colors such as white, black and gold which are his main primary colors. The strokes he creates are simple yet profound as they are derived from the inner recesses of his feeling. His works have been exhibiting across Asia, including Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, Seoul and Paris.
    • Artist: Willis Turner Henry
      Title: 'CIMED' ( Cina Medan = Medanese Chinese) – Flag Day
      Medium: photography
      Size: 33.1" x 23.898
      Art description I am Chinese. I am Indonesian In Indonesia, I am Chinese In China, I am Indonesian I celebrate Lunar New Year I eat noodles on my birthday I speak Hokkien with my hometown friends I speak a little bit of Mandarin I don't speak Bahasa very well I don't practice Indonesian tradition I was afraid to die in 1998 I hardly have native Indonesian friends I don't even understand their culture I don't feel belonging to Indonesia I live in Medan. Medan is in Indonesia I have no Indonesian value I can be proud of My parents never talk about it All I know is I am Chinese who lives in Medan This work is a series of self-portrait. It is a visual exploration of my feeling on questioning my identity, which carries issues of nationality, belonging, and condition. Incubated from my personal experience as a Chinese Indonesia from Medan, I seek to get deeply immersed in the emotion crisis to explore the idea of the split between how I feel and how I appear. I create active pieces that unseen in the world of reality to reflect my mental and physical sense of alienation and disconnection. Inspired by Danto's statement "The experience of arts becomes a moral adventure rather than merely an aesthetic interlude", the works itself give me therapeutic moments and meditative quality that allow me to comprehend more the issue. Hence, the performative value in every picture is a manifestation of an idea of examining the fragment of experiences that is being recorded in a single moment. By involving my physical body, I aspired to immerse into the experiences. The role of photography here is not merely a record of action but unites with the performative act to enhance the perception of the idea. These pictures employ a soft look to achieve the lost-in-paradise feeling.
      Artist bio Born in Indonesia, Willis believes 'Art is a method of self-discovery' therefore she strives to make art that is honest at least to her. Departing from an experimental approach, she works with a strong emphasis on visual elements and emotional experiences. Issues of self, alienation, and condition are consistently explored with the uses of photography, performance and mix media installation in her art practices. Her works always embark from her personal experiences, which also aim for a visual language to both universal and personal interpretation. She received Silver Award from Crowbar Awards and Honorable Mention from PDN, and has exhibited at the Alliance Française de Singapour and Dahlia Gallery.
    • Artist: Willis Turner Henry
      Title: 'CIMED' ( Cina Medan = Medanese Chinese) – Elastic Wall
      Medium: photography
      Size: 33.1" x 23.898"
      Art description I am Chinese. I am Indonesian In Indonesia, I am Chinese In China, I am Indonesian I celebrate Lunar New Year I eat noodles on my birthday I speak Hokkien with my hometown friends I speak a little bit of Mandarin I don't speak Bahasa very well I don't practice Indonesian tradition I was afraid to die in 1998 I hardly have native Indonesian friends I don't even understand their culture I don't feel belonging to Indonesia I live in Medan. Medan is in Indonesia I have no Indonesian value I can be proud of My parents never talk about it All I know is I am Chinese who lives in Medan This work is a series of self-portrait. It is a visual exploration of my feeling on questioning my identity, which carries issues of nationality, belonging, and condition. Incubated from my personal experience as a Chinese Indonesia from Medan, I seek to get deeply immersed in the emotion crisis to explore the idea of the split between how I feel and how I appear. I create active pieces that unseen in the world of reality to reflect my mental and physical sense of alienation and disconnection. Inspired by Danto's statement "The experience of arts becomes a moral adventure rather than merely an aesthetic interlude", the works itself give me therapeutic moments and meditative quality that allow me to comprehend more the issue. Hence, the performative value in every picture is a manifestation of an idea of examining the fragment of experiences that is being recorded in a single moment. By involving my physical body, I aspired to immerse into the experiences. The role of photography here is not merely a record of action but unites with the performative act to enhance the perception of the idea. These pictures employ a soft look to achieve the lost-in-paradise feeling.
      Artist bio Born in Indonesia, Willis believes 'Art is a method of self-discovery' therefore she strives to make art that is honest at least to her. Departing from an experimental approach, she works with a strong emphasis on visual elements and emotional experiences. Issues of self, alienation, and condition are consistently explored with the uses of photography, performance and mix media installation in her art practices. Her works always embark from her personal experiences, which also aim for a visual language to both universal and personal interpretation. She received Silver Award from Crowbar Awards and Honorable Mention from PDN, and has exhibited at the Alliance Française de Singapour and Dahlia Gallery.
    • Artist: Willis Turner Henry
      Title: 'CIMED' ( Cina Medan = Medanese Chinese) – Inside Out
      Medium: photography
      Size: 33.1" x 23.898"
      Art description I am Chinese. I am Indonesian In Indonesia, I am Chinese In China, I am Indonesian I celebrate Lunar New Year I eat noodles on my birthday I speak Hokkien with my hometown friends I speak a little bit of Mandarin I don't speak Bahasa very well I don't practice Indonesian tradition I was afraid to die in 1998 I hardly have native Indonesian friends I don't even understand their culture I don't feel belonging to Indonesia I live in Medan. Medan is in Indonesia I have no Indonesian value I can be proud of My parents never talk about it All I know is I am Chinese who lives in Medan This work is a series of self-portrait. It is a visual exploration of my feeling on questioning my identity, which carries issues of nationality, belonging, and condition. Incubated from my personal experience as a Chinese Indonesia from Medan, I seek to get deeply immersed in the emotion crisis to explore the idea of the split between how I feel and how I appear. I create active pieces that unseen in the world of reality to reflect my mental and physical sense of alienation and disconnection. Inspired by Danto's statement "The experience of arts becomes a moral adventure rather than merely an aesthetic interlude", the works itself give me therapeutic moments and meditative quality that allow me to comprehend more the issue. Hence, the performative value in every picture is a manifestation of an idea of examining the fragment of experiences that is being recorded in a single moment. By involving my physical body, I aspired to immerse into the experiences. The role of photography here is not merely a record of action but unites with the performative act to enhance the perception of the idea. These pictures employ a soft look to achieve the lost-in-paradise feeling.
      Artist bio Born in Indonesia, Willis believes 'Art is a method of self-discovery' therefore she strives to make art that is honest at least to her. Departing from an experimental approach, she works with a strong emphasis on visual elements and emotional experiences. Issues of self, alienation, and condition are consistently explored with the uses of photography, performance and mix media installation in her art practices. Her works always embark from her personal experiences, which also aim for a visual language to both universal and personal interpretation. She received Silver Award from Crowbar Awards and Honorable Mention from PDN, and has exhibited at the Alliance Française de Singapour and Dahlia Gallery.
    • Artist: Serena Teo
      Title: Evanesce
      Medium: Ink on brown paper
      Size: 89cm x 59.5cm
      Art description A scene of fading marine life.
      Artist bio A graduate from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, I majored in Fine Art photography. I am attracted to animals and most of my works explore the idea of animals and the environment. Other then digital photography, I do experiment with colour films, black and white films as well as darkroom techniques such as photograms and pinhole photography. I enjoy creating hands-on art pieces, and working in a darkroom has allowed me to do so, experimenting with different print techniques. There will always be surprise prints while working in the darkroom. As a Fine Art major, I also work with different art mediums, such as sculpturing and acrylic painting.
       
       
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    • Artist: NorshamBakri
      Title: Once Upon A Seventh Dimension
      Medium: Paper & Black Marker
      Size: A3
      Art description A story about a broken entity who had been burned alot in life. Years spent wrapped up in fear without any end in sight. With faith, the entity steps into another dimension, setting it free from all the pain and bruises, giving the peace and strength it needed.
      Artist bio Hello darkness my old friend, I've come to talk with you again because a vision softly creeping left its seeds while I was sleeping, and the vision that was planted in my brain still remains within the sound of silence. In restless dreams I walked alone, narrow streets of cobblestone, beneath the halo of a street lamp I turned my collar to the cold and damp. When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light that split the night and touched the sound of silence. And in the naked light I saw ten thousand graphics, maybe more - graphics talking without speaking, graphics hearing without listening, graphics writing songs that voices never share, and no one dared disturb the sound of silence.
       
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    • Artist: KhairullahRahim
      Title: 24 Hit Combo
      Medium: Acrylic on canvas
      Size: 122 x 92 cm
      Art description Interested in the idea of the "unnoticed/ lesser prominent" this time, Khai uses mainly animals to convey this idea. In his recent series of paintings, he compared the idea of the elephant and the rhinoceros to the popular Batman and Robin duo in the context of the animal kingdom. Being a young Malay Singaporean serving the National Service as a military musician, Khai feels that the general public views him as a minority and to a certain extent, unimportant. Funny yet serious, his series of paintings portray the "sad but true" nature of the society we live in. By infusing elements of humour into the paintings, the animals have now been removed from its original context of a strong animal into somewhat a laughing stock. "24 Hit Combo" is an extension from his "Anything but Frivolous" series that was exhibited in SUNJIN GALLERIES in 2009. Particularly for this series, Khai had selectively chosen to super-impose animals with the zords* from the popular Power Rangers series.
      Artist bio Undeniably, animals have been a regular pick in his choice of subject matter. Growing up, he has always been awed by images of animals, be it wild or domesticated. Varying from geographical documentaries to cartoon series, animals are one of the most prominent subjects that interests him till today. He could still recall how he would question his father every time, to compare which of two animals were stronger. Gradually, his fondness for the "second best" became more apparent ( eg. jaguar over the lion, marlin over the shark, etc.). Khai graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) from Lasalle College of the Arts in 2009. He has participated actively in various exhibitions both in and outside of the college such as Redlight (2009),THE LASALLE SHOW 09(2009) and France + Singapore New Generation Artists (2009) to name a few. In 2009, he also bagged the first prize in the SLA painting competition organized by the Singapore Land Authority. Currently, Khai is serving his National Service as a military musician in the SAF Ceremonial Band.
    • Artist: KhairullahRahim
      Title: Cannot Give Chance
      Medium: Acrylic on canvas
      Size: 122 x 92 cm
      Art description Interested in the idea of the "unnoticed/ lesser prominent" this time, Khai uses mainly animals to convey this idea. In his recent series of paintings, he compared the idea of the elephant and the rhinoceros to the popular Batman and Robin duo in the context of the animal kingdom. Being a young Malay Singaporean serving the National Service as a military musician, Khai feels that the general public views him as a minority and to a certain extent, unimportant. Funny yet serious, his series of paintings portray the "sad but true" nature of the society we live in. By infusing elements of humour into the paintings, the animals have now been removed from its original context of a strong animal into somewhat a laughing stock. "24 Hit Combo" is an extension from his "Anything but Frivolous" series that was exhibited in SUNJIN GALLERIES in 2009. Particularly for this series, Khai had selectively chosen to super-impose animals with the zords* from the popular Power Rangers series.
      Artist bio Undeniably, animals have been a regular pick in his choice of subject matter. Growing up, he has always been awed by images of animals, be it wild or domesticated. Varying from geographical documentaries to cartoon series, animals are one of the most prominent subjects that interests him till today. He could still recall how he would question his father every time, to compare which of two animals were stronger. Gradually, his fondness for the "second best" became more apparent ( eg. jaguar over the lion, marlin over the shark, etc.). Khai graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) from Lasalle College of the Arts in 2009. He has participated actively in various exhibitions both in and outside of the college such as Redlight (2009),THE LASALLE SHOW 09(2009) and France + Singapore New Generation Artists (2009) to name a few. In 2009, he also bagged the first prize in the SLA painting competition organized by the Singapore Land Authority. Currently, Khai is serving his National Service as a military musician in the SAF Ceremonial Band.
    • Artist: KhairullahRahim
      Title: Don't Friend You
      Medium: Acrylic on canvas
      Size: 122 x 92cm
      Art description Interested in the idea of the "unnoticed/ lesser prominent" this time, Khai uses mainly animals to convey this idea. In his recent series of paintings, he compared the idea of the elephant and the rhinoceros to the popular Batman and Robin duo in the context of the animal kingdom. Being a young Malay Singaporean serving the National Service as a military musician, Khai feels that the general public views him as a minority and to a certain extent, unimportant. Funny yet serious, his series of paintings portray the "sad but true" nature of the society we live in. By infusing elements of humour into the paintings, the animals have now been removed from its original context of a strong animal into somewhat a laughing stock. "24 Hit Combo" is an extension from his "Anything but Frivolous" series that was exhibited in SUNJIN GALLERIES in 2009. Particularly for this series, Khai had selectively chosen to super-impose animals with the zords* from the popular Power Rangers series.
      Artist bio Undeniably, animals have been a regular pick in his choice of subject matter. Growing up, he has always been awed by images of animals, be it wild or domesticated. Varying from geographical documentaries to cartoon series, animals are one of the most prominent subjects that interests him till today. He could still recall how he would question his father every time, to compare which of two animals were stronger. Gradually, his fondness for the "second best" became more apparent ( eg. jaguar over the lion, marlin over the shark, etc.). Khai graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) from Lasalle College of the Arts in 2009. He has participated actively in various exhibitions both in and outside of the college such as Redlight (2009),THE LASALLE SHOW 09(2009) and France + Singapore New Generation Artists (2009) to name a few. In 2009, he also bagged the first prize in the SLA painting competition organized by the Singapore Land Authority. Currently, Khai is serving his National Service as a military musician in the SAF Ceremonial Band.
    • Artist: Sebastian Mary Tay Jiun Lin
      Title: Birth of light (3)
      Medium: Ink Jet Print on Archival Fine Art Paper, with Archival Framing
      Size: 80cm x 60cm
      Art description The realisation of a constant attraction to mundane and obscure objects around our environment aroused my curiosity and drives me to discover what these objects are more than what they are perceived as. I find it important to give a different attention to these objects that we interact with. By doing so, it is like disconnecting the purpose/function away from the object and seeing it in another perspective. It seems like, only through looking at these subjects as they are, the insignificance will be taken away by such seductive beauty revealed by them. In this series of work, I picked a subject matter which plays a very important role in many of our lives - egg. This huge fascination on eggs started on a micro level thought, of what that is hidden within such superficial fragility actually possesses an amazing potential to a life. These qualities of what contained in it seem so delicate that it is impossible to comprehend totally. With these similiar characteristics, I placed my subject in a metaphorical approach of using light to understand and appreciate such elegance of my subject.
      Artist bio Sebastian Mary Tay Jiun Lin is an art practitioner who graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a Diploma in Fine Art (Photography) in 2009. He was selected for the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts "Fine Art Award" in both 2008 and 2009, where his photograph won the 'Wood' award and was exhibited in the academy's gallery. Shortly after his graduation in 2009, he took part in the "Crowbar Awards 2009" and was awarded Gold in the "Nature, Still Life and Landscape Photography" category. In 2010, his works have been selected to be showcased and featured at Nanyang@Mandarin Gallery, a gallery showcasing selective body of artworks by graduated students from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. In the same year, he participated in a group exhibition titled "Imprints", and themed 'nostalgia, memories, sentiments', curated by the National Heritage Board of Singapore. More recently, he was announced the top 10 finalists in the 2ND France + Singapore New Generation Artists (FSNGA) Exhibition and Competition 2010, and his works were exhibited in the gallery of Alliance Française de Singapour. Organized and curated by Alliance Française de Singapour and Embassy of France in Singapore, the aim of this exhibition is to promote a platform for upcoming contemporary art practitioners and styles shaping the art landscape. Sebastian Mary has secured a seating to further pursue his studies in Fine Art Photography in Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, which he will leave for in the last quarter of year 2011. He is currently in Singapore.    
    • Artist: Sebastian Mary Tay Jiun Lin
      Title: Avocado (from the series Generare)
      Medium: Ink Jet Print on Archival Fine Art Paper, with Archival Framing
      Size: 80cm x 80cm
      Art description The realisation of a constant attraction to mundane and obscure objects around our environment aroused my curiosity and drives me to discover what these objects are more than what they are perceived as. I find it important to give a different attention to these objects that we interact with. By doing so, it is like disconnecting the purpose/function away from the object and seeing it in another perspective. It seems like, only through looking at these subjects as they are, the insignificance will be taken away by such seductive beauty revealed by them. In this series of work, I picked a subject matter which plays a very important role in many of our lives - egg. This huge fascination on eggs started on a micro level thought, of what that is hidden within such superficial fragility actually possesses an amazing potential to a life. These qualities of what contained in it seem so delicate that it is impossible to comprehend totally. With these similiar characteristics, I placed my subject in a metaphorical approach of using light to understand and appreciate such elegance of my subject.
      Artist bio Sebastian Mary Tay Jiun Lin is an art practitioner who graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a Diploma in Fine Art (Photography) in 2009. He was selected for the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts "Fine Art Award" in both 2008 and 2009, where his photograph won the 'Wood' award and was exhibited in the academy's gallery. Shortly after his graduation in 2009, he took part in the "Crowbar Awards 2009" and was awarded Gold in the "Nature, Still Life and Landscape Photography" category. In 2010, his works have been selected to be showcased and featured at Nanyang@Mandarin Gallery, a gallery showcasing selective body of artworks by graduated students from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. In the same year, he participated in a group exhibition titled "Imprints", and themed 'nostalgia, memories, sentiments', curated by the National Heritage Board of Singapore. More recently, he was announced the top 10 finalists in the 2ND France + Singapore New Generation Artists (FSNGA) Exhibition and Competition 2010, and his works were exhibited in the gallery of Alliance Française de Singapour. Organized and curated by Alliance Française de Singapour and Embassy of France in Singapore, the aim of this exhibition is to promote a platform for upcoming contemporary art practitioners and styles shaping the art landscape. Sebastian Mary has secured a seating to further pursue his studies in Fine Art Photography in Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, which he will leave for in the last quarter of year 2011. He is currently in Singapore.    
    • Artist: Sebastian Mary Tay Jiun Lin
      Title: Study-The Absence of Flesh (1)
      Medium: Ink Jet Print on Archival Fine Art Paper, with Archival Framing
      Size: 103cm x 82cm
      Art description The realisation of a constant attraction to mundane and obscure objects around our environment aroused my curiosity and drives me to discover what these objects are more than what they are perceived as. I find it important to give a different attention to these objects that we interact with. By doing so, it is like disconnecting the purpose/function away from the object and seeing it in another perspective. It seems like, only through looking at these subjects as they are, the insignificance will be taken away by such seductive beauty revealed by them. In this series of work, I picked a subject matter which plays a very important role in many of our lives - egg. This huge fascination on eggs started on a micro level thought, of what that is hidden within such superficial fragility actually possesses an amazing potential to a life. These qualities of what contained in it seem so delicate that it is impossible to comprehend totally. With these similiar characteristics, I placed my subject in a metaphorical approach of using light to understand and appreciate such elegance of my subject.
      Artist bio Sebastian Mary Tay Jiun Lin is an art practitioner who graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a Diploma in Fine Art (Photography) in 2009. He was selected for the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts "Fine Art Award" in both 2008 and 2009, where his photograph won the 'Wood' award and was exhibited in the academy's gallery. Shortly after his graduation in 2009, he took part in the "Crowbar Awards 2009" and was awarded Gold in the "Nature, Still Life and Landscape Photography" category. In 2010, his works have been selected to be showcased and featured at Nanyang@Mandarin Gallery, a gallery showcasing selective body of artworks by graduated students from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. In the same year, he participated in a group exhibition titled "Imprints", and themed 'nostalgia, memories, sentiments', curated by the National Heritage Board of Singapore. More recently, he was announced the top 10 finalists in the 2ND France + Singapore New Generation Artists (FSNGA) Exhibition and Competition 2010, and his works were exhibited in the gallery of Alliance Française de Singapour. Organized and curated by Alliance Française de Singapour and Embassy of France in Singapore, the aim of this exhibition is to promote a platform for upcoming contemporary art practitioners and styles shaping the art landscape. Sebastian Mary has secured a seating to further pursue his studies in Fine Art Photography in Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, which he will leave for in the last quarter of year 2011. He is currently in Singapore.    
    • Artist: Jason Lee
      Title: Under Wraps #11
      Medium: Inkjet print on fine art paper
      Size: 60cm x 60cm
      Art description My photographic works seek to explore the tension in-between the act of concealment and revealing, carried out on buildings in public spaces, at different stages of constructions and urban transition. The act of concealment inevitably creates a private space within a public space and at such, leads to sense of mystery. My objective is to offer a glimpse of 'the concealed' by photographing through the translucency nature of the protective mesh, and to suggest what exists beyond the surface. The formal aesthetical elements also function to a certain degree as a gateway that seduces viewers into the unconscious act 'peeping'.
      Artist bio Born in 1985, Jason Lee graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2006 with Diploma in Visual Communication, specializing in photography design. In 2010, he obtained a BA (Hons) in Fine Arts from the University of Huddersfield, UK. His current works deals with wide issues that revolve around the urban environment and contemporary society that inspires him. His artistic interest lies in the areas of urbanization, abandoned traditions, and sub-cultural lifestyle. Art to him is a platform to explore issues that are being misunderstood or overlooked. He has participated in group exhibitions and collaborations. He works and lives in Singapore.
    • Artist: Jason Lee
      Title: The Art of Silence
      Medium: Digital print on canvas
      Size: 84cm x 56cm
      Art description Inspired by the book titled Styles of Radical Will by Susan Sontag, I am exploring the connotation of 'silence' as a metaphor, to express the characteristics of my photographic work. Besides using visual language to suggest the abstract concept of 'silence', it fundamentally seek to employ its bleakness and spaces as a stimulus to attract the viewers' foci into the act of 'staring' rather than 'looking'. The dichotomy of the two aforementioned acts has probably being misinterpreted as a way of seeing in certain sense. By looking, it immediately entails the idea of 'understood' and its foci of interest are often very short-lived. By staring, it contains the quality of 'curiosity' and also essentially, compulsion. Only art which are innately 'silent' leads us to contemplate about its meaning. "Traditional art invites a look. Art that is silent engender a stare. Silent art allows - at least in principal - no release from attention, because there has never been any soliciting of it. A stare is perhaps as far from history, as close to eternity, as contemporary art can get." - Susan Sontag (Styles of Radical Will: The Aesthetics of Silence)
      Artist bio Born in 1985, Jason Lee graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2006 with Diploma in Visual Communication, specializing in photography design. In 2010, he obtained a BA (Hons) in Fine Arts from the University of Huddersfield, UK. His current works deals with wide issues that revolve around the urban environment and contemporary society that inspires him. His artistic interest lies in the areas of urbanization, abandoned traditions, and sub-cultural lifestyle. Art to him is a platform to explore issues that are being misunderstood or overlooked. He has participated in group exhibitions and collaborations. He works and lives in Singapore.
    • Artist: Lim HweeTiong
      Title: Kampong Life
      Medium: Water Colour
      Size: 76cm x 56cm
      Art description This is to give the viewers an idea of the usual way of living of the people in the kampong (village) during the old days in Singapore. Houses are made from wooden materials, built very far from one another and lacking of general supply of electricity, running water and sewage system. In this painting, you can see the kitchen area of an old kampong house built nearby the sea. Floors are made up of wooden panels and stilts fastened together with ropes to make it elevated on the ground. No walls can be seen which makes the area very well ventilated. In the middle part of the painting is a typical dining area of the kampong people. A wooden bench and a table with a kitchen utensil holder placed on top of it. Plates, cups and other cooking utensils and food items are well arranged on the utensil holder. Generally, this painting expresses that Kampong Life was truly a simple way of living life.
      Artist bio Started water colour painting 1967 and graduated from Singapore Academy of Art . 1978 - Won Special Award for watercolour painting at the National Day Art Exhibition organised by Ministry of Culture (Singapore) . 1981 - Participated in the 'Singapore Artists Work Exhibition" held in Paris, France. . 1985 - Won "Tan TzeChor Art Scholarship Award". . 1985 - Won the First Prize (Representational Category) Award (United Overseas Bank Group). . 1986 - Selected to exhibit in "Artistes Contemporains De Singapore Au Grand Palais", Paris, France. . 1987 - Recipient of Peoples Association's Long Service Award . 1991 - "Lim HweeTiong Art Exhibition" Personal art exhibition at National Museum of Singapore. . Private and Public Collections: a. National Art Gallery (Singapore) b. Nanyang Technological University c. United Overseas Bank Group d. Private Collectors
    • Artist: Lim HweeTiong
      Title: Lifespan
      Medium: Water Colour
      Size: 101.5cm x 76cm
      Art description This is an old wooden washing board hanging on the wall. It has been used for a long period of time until it became worn out, faded and surface rutted. This old washing board symbolizes the human life. We started young, went through happiness, sorrows and many difficulties in life. After some years, we will get older and older, weak, sick until our lives come to an end.
      Artist bio Started water colour painting 1967 and graduated from Singapore Academy of Art . 1978 - Won Special Award for watercolour painting at the National Day Art Exhibition organised by Ministry of Culture (Singapore) . 1981 - Participated in the 'Singapore Artists Work Exhibition" held in Paris, France. . 1985 - Won "Tan TzeChor Art Scholarship Award". . 1985 - Won the First Prize (Representational Category) Award (United Overseas Bank Group). . 1986 - Selected to exhibit in "Artistes Contemporains De Singapore Au Grand Palais", Paris, France. . 1987 - Recipient of Peoples Association's Long Service Award . 1991 - "Lim HweeTiong Art Exhibition" Personal art exhibition at National Museum of Singapore. . Private and Public Collections: a. National Art Gallery (Singapore) b. Nanyang Technological University c. United Overseas Bank Group d. Private Collectors
    • Artist: Lim HweeTiong
      Title: Sultan Mosque located at Arab Street
      Medium: Water Colour
      Size: 76cm x 56cm
      Art description This painting portrays an image of one of the famous destinations of locals and foreigners in Singapore which is known as Arab Street. The Arab Street, true to its name symbolizes the Arab way of life. Although it is observed to be a Muslim district, everyone from all walks of life gather here to experience the Arab Street's rich culture. The various old shop houses along the street that sells a variety of ethnic Arab goods confirm the very essence of Arab Street. One of the main highlights in Arab Street is the Sultan Mosque. This is the largest mosque in Singapore and is always visited by the tourists, school students on a heritage tour and most of all the faithful devotees during prayer.
      Artist bio Started water colour painting 1967 and graduated from Singapore Academy of Art . 1978 - Won Special Award for watercolour painting at the National Day Art Exhibition organised by Ministry of Culture (Singapore) . 1981 - Participated in the 'Singapore Artists Work Exhibition" held in Paris, France. . 1985 - Won "Tan TzeChor Art Scholarship Award". . 1985 - Won the First Prize (Representational Category) Award (United Overseas Bank Group). . 1986 - Selected to exhibit in "Artistes Contemporains De Singapore Au Grand Palais", Paris, France. . 1987 - Recipient of Peoples Association's Long Service Award . 1991 - "Lim HweeTiong Art Exhibition" Personal art exhibition at National Museum of Singapore. . Private and Public Collections: a. National Art Gallery (Singapore) b. Nanyang Technological University c. United Overseas Bank Group d. Private Collectors
    • Artist: Kit Tan Juat Lee
      Title: Treasures Within Lotus Lake
      Medium: Oil on Linen
      Size: 46cmx127cm (2011)
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    • Artist: Lin An Cheng
      Title: If I had time
      Medium: photography
      Size: 841 x 594 mm
      Art description suicide of a carrot that reflects the social condition of Singapore
      Artist bio student studying art for A level at Raffles Institution (JC)
    • Artist: Lin An Cheng
      Title: Family
      Medium: photography
      Size: 841 x 594 mm
      Art description the dying structure of a traditional family that has been the core foundation of Asian families. As we get westernized, we lose what makes us special. We are so engrossed with western pop culture that our traditional values deteriorate to an extent of extinction.
      Artist bio student studying art for A level at Raffles Institution (JC)
    • Artist: Lin An Cheng
      Title: Flux
      Medium: photography
      Size: 841 x 594 mm
      Art description we are living in a constant flux. what is the present is the past and the future is the present.
      Artist bio student studying art for A level at Raffles Institution (JC)
    • Artist: HilmiJohandi
      Title: The Man Whistling Tunes Pianos
      Medium: Oil on linen
      Size: 173 x 116cm
      Art description The work engages the viewer with throwaway thoughts - "what if a picture could hurt?" - and stretches it until it snaps. Image is perhaps terrifying, mundane and voyeuristic in the most mysterious and personal way; it's a record of an event that narrates uncertainty and vulnerability.
      Artist bio HilmiJohandi (b.1987) graduated with a diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) from Lasalle College of the Art in 2009 and is currently serving his National Service. He is heavily drawn to capturing the subtle nuances of human figuration in his paintings. Influenced by human gestures and forms, Hilmi's paintings have developed a visual language which he credits to the language of provocative films and has established them in exhibitions such as 'Imprints' at Red Dot Design Museum, 'Moments' at Orchard Central and the Singapore Art Show. Through his choice of oil on canvas, Hilmi is able to embrace the human form with dexterity and style evocative of Lucian Freud's arresting and distorted portrayals of the human body. His works, though meticulously painted, aims to set itself apart from orthodox portraiture and figuration by expressing his human figures through a form that is universal and that transcends time and space. His interpretation of film, at the same time, contributes to the visual intensity of his works which both encompasses and evokes tension. Though still in a nascent stage of his artistic career, Hilmi sees himself as reaching heights of artistic acuity.
    • Artist: HilmiJohandi
      Title: He Craves For Bitter And Sweet Candy
      Medium: Oil on canvas
      Size: 123 x 89cm
      Art description Drift into a vague world of free love, uneasy friendships, passion, loss and desire.. Taking reference from a film, image is perhaps terrifying, mundane and voyeuristic in the most mysterious and personal way; it's a record of an event that relate to uncertainty and vulnerability.
      Artist bio HilmiJohandi (b.1987) graduated with a diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) from Lasalle College of the Art in 2009 and is currently serving his National Service. He is heavily drawn to capturing the subtle nuances of human figuration in his paintings. Influenced by human gestures and forms, Hilmi's paintings have developed a visual language which he credits to the language of provocative films and has established them in exhibitions such as 'Imprints' at Red Dot Design Museum, 'Moments' at Orchard Central and the Singapore Art Show. Through his choice of oil on canvas, Hilmi is able to embrace the human form with dexterity and style evocative of Lucian Freud's arresting and distorted portrayals of the human body. His works, though meticulously painted, aims to set itself apart from orthodox portraiture and figuration by expressing his human figures through a form that is universal and that transcends time and space. His interpretation of film, at the same time, contributes to the visual intensity of his works which both encompasses and evokes tension. Though still in a nascent stage of his artistic career, Hilmi sees himself as reaching heights of artistic acuity.
    • Artist: HilmiJohandi
      Title: They Are Hunting Wolves
      Medium: Oil on canvas
      Size: 89.5 x 110cm
      Art description Fascination with the depiction of movement through time and space on a confined static surface, I have always found moving pictures captivating to work with. These paintings involved the appropriation of film stills into works that display painterly techniques, freeze an on-screen scene which appears but for a fleeting split second, and hope to recapture the emotional experience from that particular moment. Image is perhaps terrifying, mundane and voyeuristic in the most mysterious and personal way; it's a record of an event that relate to uncertainty and vulnerability.
      Artist bio HilmiJohandi (b.1987) graduated with a diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) from Lasalle College of the Art in 2009 and is currently serving his National Service. He is heavily drawn to capturing the subtle nuances of human figuration in his paintings. Influenced by human gestures and forms, Hilmi's paintings have developed a visual language which he credits to the language of provocative films and has established them in exhibitions such as 'Imprints' at Red Dot Design Museum, 'Moments' at Orchard Central and the Singapore Art Show. Through his choice of oil on canvas, Hilmi is able to embrace the human form with dexterity and style evocative of Lucian Freud's arresting and distorted portrayals of the human body. His works, though meticulously painted, aims to set itself apart from orthodox portraiture and figuration by expressing his human figures through a form that is universal and that transcends time and space. His interpretation of film, at the same time, contributes to the visual intensity of his works which both encompasses and evokes tension. Though still in a nascent stage of his artistic career, Hilmi sees himself as reaching heights of artistic acuity.
    • Artist: Dawn Ang
      Title: Dream Harvest
      Medium: Pencil, chinese Ink and pen, paper cut, mounted with wood in layers and framed.
      Size: 27.5" x 12.5"
      Art description My work deals with memory and the inner workings of the mind. Memory affects every decision we make, everything we do. If we forget past experiences, our identities get compromised or lost. I am particularly fascinated by consciousness and the different levels of awareness; the state of mind while waking from a deep sleep, in dream state, or of someone suffering from dementia, where dreams and reality sometimes merge. I deal with phobias and trauma that manifest within the subconscious. I am also interested in the glint of machines/technology and somewhat repetitive aspects. The twisted limbs of trees both dead and alive in which living things hide make up a large part of the work. A lot of it has to do with layering, hiding; camouflaging- many cower behind or under something when they're afraid (both literally and figuratively). I focus on the in-betweens. The hiding, along with how everything seems to merge together to form a slightly incoherent mass, would have a mysterious dream-like quality. It is the reason I chose to use black and white as the main colour palette. I make use of automatism to create the flow of the bark, drawing directly into the medium, using the conscious mind (editing to make it pleasing to the eye) while letting my subconscious guide my hand.
      Artist bio Dawn graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts (2009) and a BA Hons Degree (2011) in Fine Arts from Lasalle College of the Arts in 2010. Since then, she has exhibited at the Esplanade Concourse, and has continually produced work that stems from her insane brain and out of her love for detail and art of all sorts. She is currently preparing for an upcoming exhibition and also a live-drawing artist event. While persuing her artistic career, she has found a love for children, and is teaching art in various primary schools.
    • Artist: Loo LianHuat Daniel
      Title: Fill in the blank
      Medium: Silkscreen on Paper
      Size: 54.5cm by 37cm
      Art description Incompleteness is complete.
      Artist bio Daniel Loo graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore with a Diploma in Fine Arts, majoring in Printmaking in 2009. His works are based primarily on personal experiences and definitions of moods and emotions. He is heavily influenced by Pop, both in art and music. He has exhibited in various group exhibitions and is currently serving his National Service.
    • Artist: Loo LianHuat Daniel
      Title: Series of I's (Series of Three)
      Medium: Silkscreen on Paper
      Size: 79.4cm by 29.2cm
      Art description These prints were made primarily based on the two techniques of printmaking - silkscreen printing and the use of paper cutting. I love bright and vibrant colors and I wanted to create something that evokes joy and contentment.
      Artist bio Daniel Loo graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore with a Diploma in Fine Arts, majoring in Printmaking in 2009. His works are based primarily on personal experiences and definitions of moods and emotions. He is heavily influenced by Pop, both in art and music. He has exhibited in various group exhibitions and is currently serving his National Service.
    • Artist: Jonathan Liu Yixin
      Title: Wither
      Medium: Photography
      Size: 32 x 24 cm
      Art description I wanted to capture a photograph that captured emotion through a landscape. This photo exudes the feeling of Sadness, Deprivation and loneliness.
      Artist bio Jonathan Liu 18 years old Currently studying Visual Communication at Temasek Polytechnic's Design School in Singapore. Passionate about photography.
    • Artist: Jonathan Liu Yixin
      Title: Man Vs Nature
      Medium: Photography
      Size: 35 x 23 cm
      Art description I wanted to capture a photograph that showed the contrast of man-made objects together with the beauty of nature. In the photograph there is a silhouette of a woman and a building under construction against a background of nature's best sunset.
      Artist bio Jonathan Liu 18 years old Currently studying Visual Communication at Temasek Polytechnic's Design School in Singapore. Passionate about photography.
    • Artist: ZulkhairiZulkiflee
      Title: Youth
      Medium: Charcoal on paper
      Size: 55.5cm x 37.7cm
      Art description An exploration of the once intense fascination over street kids and their youthful rebellion in the fashion modelling scene. The very idea of blurring the lines between hard edge and femininity in ways of demeanour and styles. Melding and clashing androgyny with rebellious aesthetics of tattoos and piercings. An elevation of street and punk culture into one of beauty. Is this when degeneration can be considered as beauty? Rebellion as liberty? When has non-conforming became so attractive?
      Artist bio I utilize charcoal as my medium and produce with the intent of exploring modern mannerisms. I employ a style that is natural and most of the time consciously unguided to achieve an honest interpretation of forms in hurried lines and movement.    
    • Artist: Tan ChyeTiong, Ronald
      Title: Zheng
      Medium: Oil
      Size: 135cm x 87cm
      Art description I am depicting a Chinese zither player under a tropical, sunny environment...
      Artist bio Tan ChyeTiong has been actively involved in the local Chinese Orchestra music and arts scene. He is currently a member of the Singapore Water-color Society , Singapore Art Society and Society of Chinese Artist. He has held five painting solo exhibitions both locally and overseas. His paintings has been the collection of private bodies and established organization, to name a few , they are Singapore Embassy at South Korea, DBS Bank, UOB Bank, Singapore Container Warehouse, etc, he was commissioned by Singapore Changi Beach Club to paint four paintings for their club in yr 1998.    
    • Artist: Tan ChyeTiong, Ronald
      Title: Kentridge Park
      Medium: Oil
      Size: 76cm X 38cm
      Art description I am depicting the serene surrounding at Kentridge Park in the evening.
      Artist bio Tan ChyeTiong has been actively involved in the local Chinese Orchestra music and arts scene. He is currently a member of the Singapore Water-color Society , Singapore Art Society and Society of Chinese Artist. He has held five painting solo exhibitions both locally and overseas. His paintings has been the collection of private bodies and established organization, to name a few , they are Singapore Embassy at South Korea, DBS Bank, UOB Bank, Singapore Container Warehouse, etc, he was commissioned by Singapore Changi Beach Club to paint four paintings for their club in yr 1998.    
    • Artist: Chong Yanhong
      Title: Orchard ION (Work In Progress)
      Medium: Charcoal and Pastel on Paper
      Size: 130cm by 150cm
      Art description One of the significant 'landmark' of a developing city is that of construction sites. Buildings are constantly being demolished and new and bigger ones built. It is constantly shifting and changing in response to human needs. Orchard ION (Work In Progress), reflects my inner emotions, the city life, angst and loneliness with which shrouds our developing city. The monochromatic use of colours together with the expressive manner of the drawings depicts a world that is not a very ideal one. The natural setting of the site is also suitable to portray a real and untouched scene I come across in my surroundings.
      Artist bio Chong Yan Hong obtained her Diploma in Western Painting from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2008. Thereafter, she was selected for the exhibitions in Esplanade tunnel and The Singapore Art Exhibition held at The Singapore Art Museum in 2009 respectively. Yanhong is currently a practicing artist and part time Junior Art lecturer in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.Much of her inspirations are from what she come into contact with or think of daily,approaches her subject in the form of drawings.    
    • Artist: Chong Yanhong
      Title: Escapee
      Medium: Charcoal on paper
      Size: 130cm by 150cm
      Art description The Escapee, a repetition of the image drawn in an abstract way is another drawing in continually new variations. The work is a metaphor of the repeated thoughts in our mind to escape from the present or from certain situations.Exploring the idea of the changing environment especially space,in the urban city and the emotional impact it can have on city dwellers. The drawings are created by working on layers and the layers enable her to build up and to create depth in her work.
      Artist bio Chong Yan Hong obtained her Diploma in Western Painting from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2008. Thereafter, she was selected for the exhibitions in Esplanade tunnel and The Singapore Art Exhibition held at The Singapore Art Museum in 2009 respectively. Yanhong is currently a practicing artist and part time Junior Art lecturer in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.Much of her inspirations are from what she come into contact with or think of daily,approaches her subject in the form of drawings.    
    • Artist: Angella Yuen Yu May
      Title: Disturbance
      Medium: Oil on canvas
      Size: 92x123 cm
      Art description I am trying to depict people of this modern age who face a constant barrage of demands on their time and attention often resulting in considerable mental and physical distress. Usually not managed properly, such stress takes its toll on a person's health and feelings of unrest become apparent.
      Artist bio Born in Singapore in 1988, Angella Yuen just graduated with a major in western painting in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. She graduated from Ang Mo Kio ITE with a Digital Media Design certificate in 2006. Her painting was exhibited for Affordable Art Fair 2010. She is an enthusiastic and diligent painter; using her emotions and situations faced in her daily life to create her artworks. Name: Yuen Yu May, Angella (Yuan Yumei) D.O.B: 18/9/1988 Sex: Female Age: 23 Mobile: +65 9430 0750 E-mail address: angellayuen.ym@gmail.com Education: Curricular Vitae 2007-2010 Diploma in Fine Art, (Western Painting), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore 2004-2006 NITEC, Digital Media Design, Ang Mo Kio ITE, Singapore 2001-2004 Certificate of 'N' level, Anderson Secondary School, Singapore Awards 2009 Diploma in Fine Art, Tan Chay Bing Scholarship, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore 2009 Eco Lantern Sculpture Competition, Merit Award, Singapore 2007 National ITE Certificate in Digital Media Design, Certificate of Merit, Singapore Group Exhibition 2010 Bedlam Lull, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore 2010 12X: An Art Experiment, Evil Empire, Singapore 2010 Yesterday's Tomorrow, ARTSPACE at Helutrans Gallery, Singapore 2010 Poetry in Action - Women's lives, Singapore Council of Women's Organization, Singapore 2009 New York Education Trip, Sheep in the big city, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore 2008 Singapore Arts Streets, Clarke Quay and Hougang, Singapore 2007 Nanyang Style, Nanyang Technological University Library, Singapore 2006 Watercolour Exhibition, Simei ITE, Singapore Experience 2011 Mural painting for Porcelain Hotel, Singapore 2011 Artist assistant to Michael Lee Hong Hwee, Singapore binennale architectural modeling, Singapore 2010. Artist assistant to Tang Ling-Nah, The World Outside, Esplanade tunnel, Singapore 2010. Assistant to Marc, A Little Night Music's backdrop, Singapore 2010 OIC Portrait Day @ White Frame,Old Supreme Court, Singapore 2010. Ngee Ann polytechnic, Wall mural , level 5 library, Singapore 2010. Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2008 Mother earth, Sculpture Square Carnival 2008, Instructor, Singapore 2007- Present Junior Arts Art Assistant, Nanyang of Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), Singapore 2004 Artist Assistance to MindFlyer, Saatchi Singapore Black Wall, Saatchi & Saatchi Lab, Clarke Quay, Singapore  
    • Artist: Lee Shu Jun, Joyce
      Title: Kodama - Spirit Of The Forest
      Medium: Mix Medium - WaterColor and Digital
      Size: 297mm × 420mm
      Art description True to the meaning of its name, a ko-dama is the spirit of a tree. Not all trees have ko-dama dwelling in them, however, and usually these entitites tend to inhabit trees of very great age or size. ?While ko-dama are generally invisible to human eyes, they are thought to mischievously play with and mimic human voices, creating echos in the forest. "Echo" has also come to be another meaning of the word kodama. According to the Japanese folklore, ko-dama was believed to live in the forest and was the protector of those with 'pure spirit' who entered the forest.
      Artist bio Being a child of a Singaporean father and a Taiwanese mother, Joyce flawlessly speaks both languages and adopted both her parents' national culture and aesthetics. Joyce loves to draw and design. As a passionate fresh graduate from LASALLE College of the arts, Joyce put great interest in anything related to art and design. She loves spending time doodling in her little black book which she always carries around, recording all her imaginative thoughts and wild ideas from everyday life. .        
    • Artist: Sarah Quek
      Title: Your Favourite Worst Nightmare
      Medium: Mixed Media
      Size: 75 x 90 cm
      Art description Children's stories often portray a seemingly innocent, idyllic picture of life is often untrue of reality, as many of us grow up to realise. The future that we have imagined gradually becomes tainted by the flaws of the human nature and sins that plague others as well as ourselves, and this happens inevitably so. As we grapple with the difficulties and complexities of life, we watch the childhood stories which we have always wanted to live turn into one that is full of dark twists, evil characters, of horrific endings, and getting lost in it all, like Alice in Wonderland.
      Artist bio Sarah Quek has only recently completed her Cambridge Advanced Levels (with art as one of the subjects, of course), and is currently awaiting university admission, with her eyes set on furthering her art education.        
    • Artist: Ng Ling Tze
      Title: Camouflage
      Medium: Acrylic On Canvas
      Size: 100cm x 81cm
      Art description It is a little leisure time that cat loves to watch the butterfly flying among the leaves.
      Artist bio Ling Tze has always enjoyed the company of cats since her first adopted kitten. Taking care of cats and documenting their lifestyle has made her becomes more obsessed with them. Cats are very fascinating animals with unique characters which inspired Ling Tze to interpret them into her works.        
    • Artist: Ng Ling Tze
      Title: Daily Routine
      Medium: Acrylic On Canvas
      Size: 100cm x 81cm
      Art description It is about a little revenge of cats towards human who have act cruelty towards animals.
      Artist bio Ling Tze has always enjoyed the company of cats since her first adopted kitten. Taking care of cats and documenting their lifestyle has made her becomes more obsessed with them. Cats are very fascinating animals with unique characters which inspired Ling Tze to interpret them into her works.        
    • Artist: Lee KianChoong
      Title: Song-of-Spring
      Medium: Chinese Ink and Colour on Rice Paper
      Size: Size 113cm x 69cm
      Art description Abstract painting depicting spring and water flows. Water is the most essential element for existence of any life forms. It is a very philosophical subject in many ways. For instance, it looks harmless but it is actually the strongest just like the tsunami. It can also make the toughest matels decay over time............
      Artist bio A Fellow member of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain who has won numerous international awards in Photography in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, New Zealand and Great Britain. Graduated with a Master degree in Contemporary Practice from the University of Huddersfield, UK in 2006. Turned to full time fine art artist since 2009. My art works attempts to explore the essence of life with emphasis on its philosophical aspect.    .        
    • Artist: Lee KianChoong
      Title: Summer Dream
      Medium: Chinese Ink and Colour on Rice Paper
      Size: 95cm x 88cm
      Art description Depicting summer scene at countryside. The title suggests that it may soon becomes a dream due to mass destruction of nature to cater to the urbanisation of human race. The recent disasters like floods in Australia, nuclear crisis in Japan(due to tsunami) were just some of the indications(or warnings) that the human race has to be more sensitive to our Earth.
      Artist bio A Fellow member of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain who has won numerous international awards in Photography in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, New Zealand and Great Britain. Graduated with a Master degree in Contemporary Practice from the University of Huddersfield, UK in 2006. Turned to full time fine art artist since 2009. My art works attempts to explore the essence of life with emphasis on its philosophical aspect.    .        
    • Artist: Grace Tan Lee Keng
      Title: Surf
      Medium: Chinese Ink On Rice Paper
      Size: 68 cm (H) X 46 cm (W)
      Art description The freedom of the waves, the rhythm of the body and the enjoyment of the moment.
      Artist bio Since graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Fine Arts Drawing & Painting from the University of Huddersfield (United Kingdom), I have been in more than 100 exhibitions, in 30 cities globally. My work have been collected by Ngee Ann Kong Si, Overseas United Bank, Allied Supply and private collectors worldwide. I am also Vice President of Lanting Art Society and been interviewed by China World Today, Shandong TV Station, Shantou TV Station, Singapore Art Gallery Guide, Lian He Morning Paper and Shin Min Daily etc. Accolades include a Gold Prize at the 8th Beijing International Art Exposition, Overseas United Bank's Painting of The Year Special Award and CheeSwee Cheng Art Award among others. I have also been featured in 30 art publications and editor of several publications.        
    • Artist: Grace Tan Lee Keng
      Title: Weather Report
      Medium: Chinese Ink On Rice Paper
      Size: 136 cm (H) X 76 cm (W)
      Art description Erratic by nature, loved by many and feared by some. We are perpetually reminded that we are one with the capricious weather, whether we like it or not.
      Artist bio Since graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Fine Arts Drawing & Painting from the University of Huddersfield (United Kingdom), I have been in more than 100 exhibitions, in 30 cities globally. My work have been collected by Ngee Ann Kong Si, Overseas United Bank, Allied Supply and private collectors worldwide. I am also Vice President of Lanting Art Society and been interviewed by China World Today, Shandong TV Station, Shantou TV Station, Singapore Art Gallery Guide, Lian He Morning Paper and Shin Min Daily etc. Accolades include a Gold Prize at the 8th Beijing International Art Exposition, Overseas United Bank's Painting of The Year Special Award and CheeSwee Cheng Art Award among others. I have also been featured in 30 art publications and editor of several publications.        
    • Artist: Grace Tan Lee Keng
      Title: Tower of Refuge
      Medium: Chinese Ink On Rice Paper
      Size: 136 cm (H) X 76 cm (W)
      Art description Floating aimlessly on a dark murky night in a sea with no end in sight, the all seeing eye of the light towers beacon to you. Salvation is possible.
      Artist bio Since graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Fine Arts Drawing & Painting from the University of Huddersfield (United Kingdom), I have been in more than 100 exhibitions, in 30 cities globally. My work have been collected by Ngee Ann Kong Si, Overseas United Bank, Allied Supply and private collectors worldwide. I am also Vice President of Lanting Art Society and been interviewed by China World Today, Shandong TV Station, Shantou TV Station, Singapore Art Gallery Guide, Lian He Morning Paper and Shin Min Daily etc. Accolades include a Gold Prize at the 8th Beijing International Art Exposition, Overseas United Bank's Painting of The Year Special Award and CheeSwee Cheng Art Award among others. I have also been featured in 30 art publications and editor of several publications.        
    • Artist: Tan TengTeng
      Title: Turtle - Print No.1
      Medium: Chinese Ink On Rice Paper
      Size: 140cm x 72cm
      Art description The actual or rather the preliminary painting was initially executed by the artist on a foam board. The technique of painting was similar to that seen in traditional brush painting. But while the ink was wet, the painting was printed onto a piece of rice paper by a rubbing method, this is conventionally known as ??(tuopian). The latter process produces effects that remind of carvings. The artist has paid particular attention to technical aspects of the work. Everything, including how water and ink are mixed or separated, space interplays as well as the execution of each brush stroke that is shown or hidden, involves a specific choice and enhances the gestural and affective quality of these artworks. The subject of this series is sea turtles that the artist found formally interesting, in particular the textures on their bodies presented interesting possibilities for painting. Incidentally, the artist stumbled on photographs of sea turtles that have recently been documented with facial tumours that not only deformed but were also blinding these turtles. These clumps of tumours mostly found around the eyes and the face are possibly the result of polluted sea water. The discovery of these strange and disturbing conditions of sea turtles has compelled TengTeng to create this series of artworks in the hopes of raising awareness about the plight of turtles. The artist aspires to convey the message about the environment to increase both responsibility and consideration towards other beings with whom we share the planet.
      Artist bio 009 First Solo Exhibition "Monochromatism", Mulan Gallery, Singapore 2009 Awarded " Wood Award", NAFA Fine Art Awards, exhibited at Lim Hak Tai Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore 2008 Awarded " Wood Award", NAFA Fine Art Awards, exhibited at Gallery 2, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore 2007 Awarded "Highly Commended Work", The 26th UOB Panting Of the Year, Chinese Ink Category, Exhibited at Jendela, the Esplanade, Singapore 2007 Selected and participated in Singapore Art Exhibition, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore 2007 Awarded "Highly Commended Work", NAFA Fine Art Awards, exhibited at Gallery 2, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
    • Artist: Tan TengTeng
      Title: Turtle - Print No.18
      Medium: Chinese Ink On Rice Paper
      Size: 182cm x 140cm
      Art description The actual or rather the preliminary painting was initially executed by the artist on a foam board. The technique of painting was similar to that seen in traditional brush painting. But while the ink was wet, the painting was printed onto a piece of rice paper by a rubbing method, this is conventionally known as ??(tuopian). The latter process produces effects that remind of carvings. The artist has paid particular attention to technical aspects of the work. Everything, including how water and ink are mixed or separated, space interplays as well as the execution of each brush stroke that is shown or hidden, involves a specific choice and enhances the gestural and affective quality of these artworks. The subject of this series is sea turtles that the artist found formally interesting, in particular the textures on their bodies presented interesting possibilities for painting. Incidentally, the artist stumbled on photographs of sea turtles that have recently been documented with facial tumours that not only deformed but were also blinding these turtles. These clumps of tumours mostly found around the eyes and the face are possibly the result of polluted sea water. The discovery of these strange and disturbing conditions of sea turtles has compelled TengTeng to create this series of artworks in the hopes of raising awareness about the plight of turtles. The artist aspires to convey the message about the environment to increase both responsibility and consideration towards other beings with whom we share the planet.
      Artist bio 009 First Solo Exhibition "Monochromatism", Mulan Gallery, Singapore 2009 Awarded " Wood Award", NAFA Fine Art Awards, exhibited at Lim Hak Tai Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore 2008 Awarded " Wood Award", NAFA Fine Art Awards, exhibited at Gallery 2, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore 2007 Awarded "Highly Commended Work", The 26th UOB Panting Of the Year, Chinese Ink Category, Exhibited at Jendela, the Esplanade, Singapore 2007 Selected and participated in Singapore Art Exhibition, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore 2007 Awarded "Highly Commended Work", NAFA Fine Art Awards, exhibited at Gallery 2, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
    • Artist: Tan TengTeng
      Title: Their submerged cries
      Medium: Chinese Ink On Rice Paper
      Size: 182cm x 140cm
      Art description The actual or rather the preliminary painting was initially executed by the artist on a foam board. The technique of painting was similar to that seen in traditional brush painting. But while the ink was wet, the painting was printed onto a piece of rice paper by a rubbing method, this is conventionally known as ??(tuopian). The latter process produces effects that remind of carvings. The artist has paid particular attention to technical aspects of the work. Everything, including how water and ink are mixed or separated, space interplays as well as the execution of each brush stroke that is shown or hidden, involves a specific choice and enhances the gestural and affective quality of these artworks. The subject of this series is sea turtles that the artist found formally interesting, in particular the textures on their bodies presented interesting possibilities for painting. Incidentally, the artist stumbled on photographs of sea turtles that have recently been documented with facial tumours that not only deformed but were also blinding these turtles. These clumps of tumours mostly found around the eyes and the face are possibly the result of polluted sea water. The discovery of these strange and disturbing conditions of sea turtles has compelled TengTeng to create this series of artworks in the hopes of raising awareness about the plight of turtles. The artist aspires to convey the message about the environment to increase both responsibility and consideration towards other beings with whom we share the planet.
      Artist bio 009 First Solo Exhibition "Monochromatism", Mulan Gallery, Singapore 2009 Awarded " Wood Award", NAFA Fine Art Awards, exhibited at Lim Hak Tai Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore 2008 Awarded " Wood Award", NAFA Fine Art Awards, exhibited at Gallery 2, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore 2007 Awarded "Highly Commended Work", The 26th UOB Panting Of the Year, Chinese Ink Category, Exhibited at Jendela, the Esplanade, Singapore 2007 Selected and participated in Singapore Art Exhibition, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore 2007 Awarded "Highly Commended Work", NAFA Fine Art Awards, exhibited at Gallery 2, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
    • Artist: Terry Wee
      Title: unattended property
      Medium: Oil on Canvas
      Size: 61x45.5cm
      Art description Working with shapes and lines draws an suspicion of the ability of the subject. Which leads the artist to a disturbing thought of a terrorist attack. When things are left unattended, question "Who left it there, and why is it there" draws the fear in us of wanting to know yet unable to touch. Except constantly guessing the endless possibility of many outcomes and scenario to suit our uncertainty.
      Artist bio Terry wee is an young artist graduated from NAFA(Nanyang Academic of Fine Arts) with a diploma in Fine Arts. An artist that mainly focus on abstract painting and its language through out his practice. He has also participated and won 2007 and 2009 NAFA's fine art award for his creativity and technical skill.    
    • Artist: Terry Wee
      Title: State land
      Medium: Oil on Canvas
      Size: 61x45.5cm
      Art description Working with shapes and lines draws an suspicion of the ability of the subject. Which leads the artist to a disturbing thought of a terrorist attack. When things are left unattended, question "Who left it there, and why is it there" draws the fear in us of wanting to know yet unable to touch. Except constantly guessing the endless possibility of many outcomes and scenario to suit our uncertainty.
      Artist bio Terry wee is an young artist graduated from NAFA(Nanyang Academic of Fine Arts) with a diploma in Fine Arts. An artist that mainly focus on abstract painting and its language through out his practice. He has also participated and won 2007 and 2009 NAFA's fine art award for his creativity and technical skill.    
    • Artist: Terry Wee
      Title: Lost Track
      Medium: Oil on Canvas
      Size: 61x45.5cm
      Art description Working with shapes and lines draws an suspicion of the ability of the subject. Which leads the artist to a disturbing thought of a terrorist attack. When things are left unattended, question "Who left it there, and why is it there" draws the fear in us of wanting to know yet unable to touch. Except constantly guessing the endless possibility of many outcomes and scenario to suit our uncertainty.
      Artist bio Terry wee is an young artist graduated from NAFA(Nanyang Academic of Fine Arts) with a diploma in Fine Arts. An artist that mainly focus on abstract painting and its language through out his practice. He has also participated and won 2007 and 2009 NAFA's fine art award for his creativity and technical skill.    
    • Artist: Tan Huiyan
      Title: Lady Within
      Medium: Mixed Medium
      Size: 297 × 420 mm
      Art description Lady Within shows a lady being trapped inside a man's body, mentally. It talks about restrictions of being a female and questions about sexuality differences.
      Artist bio Tan Huiyan is born in Singapore, 1990. Learning cartoon drawings since 1994, the age of 4, has helped Huiyan develop her interest for art; therefore she took art lessons privately throughout her primary school and secondary school days and had won various awards at local art competitions such as Residents Committee children's art competitions. She eventually took Art 'O' Levels Examination as a private candidate. After graduating from her secondary school, Chung Cheng High School (Yishun), she moved on to pursue her art interest in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). In 2007, Huiyan began her foundation year in the art school and was exposed to different variety of media, which includes drawing, sculpture, painting, photography and video art. Majoring in Sculpture, she uses cloth as her main material to create abstract works that speaks of human movements. During her 3 years in Nafa, she held a few exhibitions together with her classmates as well. In 2009, Huiyan started teaching children; aged 7 to 12, drawing lessons at NAFA Junior Arts as an assistant as well as holding private lessons to increase her exposure in art teaching and gain more experiences. In June 2010, Huiyan graduated with a Diploma of Fine Arts from NAFA. After graduation, she started working as a gallery assistant at Wai's Art Gallery (Singapore), while she continue to create artworks using mostly pencils and gaining more knowledge about Chinese art at the same time. In 2011, Huiyan started painting again, using acrylic and oil paints. .    
    • Artist: Tan Huiyan
      Title: Girl in Thoughts
      Medium: Pencil
      Size: 297 × 420 mm
      Art description "Girl in Thoughts" is an artwork about society acceptance. The girls that are dressed and make-up in a way which is considered more gothic speaks of their sense of belonging. Using pencil as a medium, the grayscale symbolized that there is no right or wrong.
      Artist bio Tan Huiyan is born in Singapore, 1990. Learning cartoon drawings since 1994, the age of 4, has helped Huiyan develop her interest for art; therefore she took art lessons privately throughout her primary school and secondary school days and had won various awards at local art competitions such as Residents Committee children's art competitions. She eventually took Art 'O' Levels Examination as a private candidate. After graduating from her secondary school, Chung Cheng High School (Yishun), she moved on to pursue her art interest in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). In 2007, Huiyan began her foundation year in the art school and was exposed to different variety of media, which includes drawing, sculpture, painting, photography and video art. Majoring in Sculpture, she uses cloth as her main material to create abstract works that speaks of human movements. During her 3 years in Nafa, she held a few exhibitions together with her classmates as well. In 2009, Huiyan started teaching children; aged 7 to 12, drawing lessons at NAFA Junior Arts as an assistant as well as holding private lessons to increase her exposure in art teaching and gain more experiences. In June 2010, Huiyan graduated with a Diploma of Fine Arts from NAFA. After graduation, she started working as a gallery assistant at Wai's Art Gallery (Singapore), while she continue to create artworks using mostly pencils and gaining more knowledge about Chinese art at the same time. In 2011, Huiyan started painting again, using acrylic and oil paints. .    
    • Artist: Tan Huiyan
      Title: Body Puzzle
      Medium: Pencil
      Size: 210 × 297 mm
      Art description "Body Puzzle" is about my own fascination on female body. The creation of the work becomes a study as I progress, from breaking down the body parts to fitting them into certain spaces.
      Artist bio Tan Huiyan is born in Singapore, 1990. Learning cartoon drawings since 1994, the age of 4, has helped Huiyan develop her interest for art; therefore she took art lessons privately throughout her primary school and secondary school days and had won various awards at local art competitions such as Residents Committee children's art competitions. She eventually took Art 'O' Levels Examination as a private candidate. After graduating from her secondary school, Chung Cheng High School (Yishun), she moved on to pursue her art interest in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). In 2007, Huiyan began her foundation year in the art school and was exposed to different variety of media, which includes drawing, sculpture, painting, photography and video art. Majoring in Sculpture, she uses cloth as her main material to create abstract works that speaks of human movements. During her 3 years in Nafa, she held a few exhibitions together with her classmates as well. In 2009, Huiyan started teaching children; aged 7 to 12, drawing lessons at NAFA Junior Arts as an assistant as well as holding private lessons to increase her exposure in art teaching and gain more experiences. In June 2010, Huiyan graduated with a Diploma of Fine Arts from NAFA. After graduation, she started working as a gallery assistant at Wai's Art Gallery (Singapore), while she continue to create artworks using mostly pencils and gaining more knowledge about Chinese art at the same time. In 2011, Huiyan started painting again, using acrylic and oil paints. .    
    • Artist: FajrinaRazak
      Title: Healing Identity - 4 Cleanse
      Medium: Digital Print
      Size: 68cm X 48cm
      Art description Healing Identity pays homage to my newly found spirituality - a self-awareness exercise in realizing my desire and the freedom to question my own conservative and traditional background. The scenes are of my home, representing an 'institutional' space where one is brought up with traditions enforced upon them before entering society. The textual light scribbling are symbols of faith. They are my thoughts on living, praying, loving, longing and dying - thoughts which I keep hidden from the rest of the world.
      Artist bio FajrinaRazak is a sentimental artist whose practice questions the notion of self and her identity of being a woman, Malay and a Muslim, while being driven by the aspects of emotion, love and spirituality. Fajrina works in a variety of disciplines, including photography, video, installation and writing.    
    • Artist: FajrinaRazak
      Title: Healing Identity - 1 Sleep
      Medium: Digital Print
      Size: 68cm X 48cm
      Art description Healing Identity pays homage to my newly found spirituality - a self-awareness exercise in realizing my desire and the freedom to question my own conservative and traditional background. The scenes are of my home, representing an 'institutional' space where one is brought up with traditions enforced upon them before entering society. The textual light scribbling are symbols of faith. They are my thoughts on living, praying, loving, longing and dying - thoughts which I keep hidden from the rest of the world.
      Artist bio FajrinaRazak is a sentimental artist whose practice questions the notion of self and her identity of being a woman, Malay and a Muslim, while being driven by the aspects of emotion, love and spirituality. Fajrina works in a variety of disciplines, including photography, video, installation and writing.    
    • Artist: FajrinaRazak
      Title: Healing Identity - 2 bed
      Medium: Digital Print
      Size: 68cm X 48cm
      Art description Healing Identity pays homage to my newly found spirituality - a self-awareness exercise in realizing my desire and the freedom to question my own conservative and traditional background. The scenes are of my home, representing an 'institutional' space where one is brought up with traditions enforced upon them before entering society. The textual light scribbling are symbols of faith. They are my thoughts on living, praying, loving, longing and dying - thoughts which I keep hidden from the rest of the world.
      Artist bio FajrinaRazak is a sentimental artist whose practice questions the notion of self and her identity of being a woman, Malay and a Muslim, while being driven by the aspects of emotion, love and spirituality. Fajrina works in a variety of disciplines, including photography, video, installation and writing.    
    • Artist: Huang Yifan
      Title: Captures
      Medium: Stainless Steel, mild steel
      Size: 700mm x 300mm x 300mm
      Art description "Captures" is a sculptural work formed by stainless steel, highly polished. "Captures" captures every objects within its surrounding. The forming shape includes a rustic cone, and a reflective oval, suggesting the difference characteristic working as one, accomodate each other, suggesting the ideas of accomodating and team work.
      Artist bio Huang Yifan, born in 1987, graduated with a Diploma in Sculpture from LaSaLLe College of the arts in 2008, he had his first commission when he was a third-year student. In 2007, he was commissioned to create 20 ceramic sculptures, which were presented to ASEAN's ministers, as part of the 13th ASEAN Summit. In 2008, he represented Singapore for the ASEAN Youth Camp held in Indonesia as the representative for the crafts. In 2010, he was commissioned a public sculpture,"A World United" 4000mm x 4000mm x 1500mm, to commemorate the first Singapore Youth Olympic Games. A budding sculptor and ceramicist, Yifan has participated in exhibitions held in Singapore and the region, which includes, "4th and 5th Ngee Ann 3-d art exhibition-Singapore", "Sorry for any inconveniences caused exhibition-Singapore", "Insert title, re-looking at contemporary art-Singapore, "Drawing in Space-Singapore", "ASEAN Youth Camp gala exhibition and ASEAN Culture and Heritage exhibition- Yogyakarta, Indonesia". Most recently, his works were showcased at the "1st Small Sculpture Show" at Sculpture Square, 4th CDL Singapore Sculpture Award exhibition,Singapore art Museum and "ART|JOG|10, the Strategies of being", Taman Budaya Yogyakarta- Indonesia.