Fresh from an artist residency in Taiwan, this show is part of an ongoing investigation for Juls as she finds new marking patterns, strokes and techniques to create different textures for her large-scale wall paintings. Using the space as her canvas, viewers are immersed in the work and able to juxtapose their appreciation of each hand-marked stroke on the walls with those on the hanging canvas and paper pieces. Through this exercise, she hopes for viewers to have a visceral understanding of what she experienced when creating the work. The show features 10 pieces of varying sizes (paint marker on paper, pencil on paper, and paint maker on canvas), which hang amidst a massive mural enveloping the gallery, and a time-lapse video projection documenting the wall-marking process played on loop.
Juls is born and based in Singapore. She graduated from the Royal College of Art (London, U.K.) in 2011 with a Master in Communication Art and Design. In 2008, she graduated from Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London (U.K.) with a first class honours Bachelor’s degree.
She has been nominated and won various awards between 2003 and 2013: merit for Graphic Design Advanced by Designers Association in 2003, collaborated appointment for the SMRT CircleLine Art Prize in 2007, 1st runner-up for the John Norris Wood Natural Forms Drawing Prize (U.K.) in 2011, and 2nd runner-up for the Derwent Art Prize (U.K.) in 2013.
Juls has participated in multiple art exhibitions in the Singapore and the U.K. including the Singapore Arts Show in 2005, a site-specific installation and photography show in the Singapore History Museum in 2003, Camberwell Graphics Showcase in 2008, Show RCA in 2011, Man Drawing Prize in 2011, John Ruskin Prize in 2012. Her winning work for the Derwent Art Prize was exhibited both in the Cumberland Pencil Museum and London Mall Galleries in 2013.
Opening: Thursday, 14 September 2017, 6pm to 9pm
Venue: UltraSuperNew, 13 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199434
When: 15 - 23 Sep 2017, 1pm - 7pm