Splendour of Clementi Artists 金泰艺彩
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by Low Sok Leng
15h ago
Every Sunday morning for over 20 years, a group of artists will gather at a coffeeshop at Blk 325 Clementi Ave 5.  Led by second generation Nanyang artist Low Puay Hua, this informal group of Clementi Artists which includes senior and younger local artists, have been gathering together for more than 20 years.   While having their kopi and kaya toasts, the artists will talk about art, about painting, about life as an artist.  Some of them will bring their paintings along, which they will place at the railings near the coffeeshop, for other artists to view and give their feedback ..read more
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Lim Leong Seng: Journey from the Wilderness 林龙成:莽原的足迹
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by Sok Leng
1w ago
Singapore sculptor-artist Lim Leong Seng’s 9th solo art exhibition, “Journey from the Wilderness 林龙成:莽原的足迹”, shares the same title as the book he launched in 2022, a precious book that documents five decades of his art journey.    This exhibition showcases a selection of 70 works, from sculptures to sketches to paintings in ink, oil and silkscreen.   Known for his iconic public sculptures, which currently stands at 42 all around Singapore, there were miniature versions at the exhibition, such as the Human Connection, a sculpture installation at Asia Square.  It ..read more
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Chew Tzu Tiam 周子添 : Retirement in Pastel
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by Sok Leng
2w ago
Singapore artist Chew Tzu Tiam picked up painting after his retirement.  A self taught artist, he explored different mediums, from acrylic to Chinese ink, enjoying the energy of every medium he experimented with.   Pastel was one of the mediums he picked up after he retired, as it was relatively easier to handle for novices.  To inspire others to fill their retirement with the beauty of art, he decided to showcase his pastel paintings in his first solo art exhibition.   “Retirement in Pastel” features 20 pastel paintings, which he created using mainly soft pastels.  T ..read more
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Lee Choon Kee 李运启 : City Views in Watercolour
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by Sok Leng
1M ago
Lee Choon Kee 李运启 is a plein-air fanatic, declared his fellow artists, during the opening of "City Views in Watercolour - Lee Choon Kee Solo Exhibition 市景 - 李运启水彩个展".  Indeed, the second generation Nanyang artist who is in his 80s, continues to religiously go around Singapore to paint almost every day, carrying his painting tools, sometimes going about on his bicycle.    To him, painting on the spot, exactly where the scene is, is how he paints life.  Through attentive observation of what is happening, from how the sun is casting its light, to the smells and soun ..read more
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Aileen Toh 卓雅兰: Metamorphosis 蜕变
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by Sok Leng
1y ago
“Metamorphosis 蜕变” is Singapore sculptor Aileen Toh 卓雅兰’s 8th solo exhibition.  She graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2008 and won the prestigious CDL Singapore Sculpture award in 2016. In this art exhibition, she continues her use of upcycled wood for the sculptures, in line with her firm belief on the importance of sustainability in her art practice.  Metamorphosis means profound change.  The inspiration for this exhibition came from the past two years of the Covid 19 pandemic, where she witnessed some people falling into the deep ab ..read more
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Chua Mia Tee 蔡名智 - Directing the Real
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by Sok Leng
1y ago
“Chua Mia Tee is a painter who loves real life.”  That sums up for me the art of second generation Nanyang artist, Chua Mia Tee.  "Chu Mia Tee – Directing the Real" art exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore showcases his art from the 1950s to 1980s of Singapore.  While there are many paintings with significance with regards to Singapore’s history, such as the “Epic Poem of Malaya”, “National Language Class” or “Depiction of Lee Kuan Yew’s Return from the Merdeka Talks in London”, it is Chua’s paintings of the people that connected with me. Paintings of the peo ..read more
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Hwang Fwee Yuh 黄翡玉 - Animals in Chinese Ink
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by Sok Leng
1y ago
Hwang Fwee Yuh 黄翡玉 graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in 1971.  She studied western painting in NAFA, but after several years of painting in oil, she wondered if Chinese ink painting was a more suitable medium for her to express herself.   She went on to study Chinese ink painting with Singapore artist, second generation Nanyang artist Lim Kay Hiong, and never looked back.  The flow of the ink, the gliding of the brush, the softness of the paper; these are the intricate wonders of the medium of Chinese ink that continues to amaze her. Animals are a common topic ..read more
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The journey to a happier you starts with more art
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by Sok Leng
1y ago
Five reasons why looking at art makes you happier    1. Art makes you see beauty  Look at the painting below, is it beautiful? All of us love looking at beautiful things because they make us feel happy.  It is our natural tendency as a human to appreciate beauty, and this appreciation of beauty brings us feelings of happiness. Art is one of the most beautiful things on earth, and looking at art makes you feel relaxed, calm and at ease.  Of course, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.  Some of us may see the same painting and be attracted to it, whil ..read more
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Tiong Bahru Arts Centre 21 Anniversary Exhibition 中峇鲁艺术中心画展
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by Sok Leng
1y ago
Tiong Bahru Arts Centre 中峇鲁艺术中心, part of Tiong Bahru Community Centre, has a long history. It has its origins way back from the now defunct Outram Park Art Society.  Outram Park Art Society was started by Mr Ng Woon Teck PBM, current Chairman of the centre, in 1982.   Outram Park Art Society was a vibrant art society whose ex-members still have fond memories of their art activities during that time.  Art exhibitions were held at the nearby exhibition hall of The Society of Chinese Artists and long lasting friendships were made over their love for visual arts, whether ..read more
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Treasure of the Clans 会馆精粹展
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by Sok Leng
1y ago
Treasure of the Clans 会馆精粹展 art exhibition is jointly presented by Singapore Chinese Culture Centre 新加坡华族文化中心 and Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations 新加坡宗乡会馆.     It is the first time in Singapore that 16 clan associations come to together to share and show more than 80 artworks from their invaluable art collection, which includes some rare paintings and calligraphy by renowned names in Singapore’s art scene.   The artworks in this exhibition stand out for another important reason – these works were not purchased by the clan associations b ..read more
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