“Enraptured” comprises contemporary artworks executed by the 3 artists in recent times. They are Singaporean artist Ng Yak Whee, HockAnn-Lim aka HALim, and British-born José Martinez a.k.a Manx.
The exhibition will present over 30 pieces of artworks by these 3 remarkable artists; of whom have travelled widely and won many international awards. “Enraptured” explores creativity, ideas and personas of these artists pertaining to their encounters of personal histories, identities, and meaning of life. The colours employed are mostly vibrant and arresting, and they reflect keenly the mood of these artists when creating them.
Ng Yak Whee is an urban artist who translates life’s vicissitudes into ever-changing landscapes. Looking at Ng Yak Whee’s paintings, one is transported to a mystical and radiant world pulsating with the rhythm of life and exuding with introspection, movement and musicality. Every painting is part of the artist’s life. It embodies his dreams, hopes and memories. Yak Whee’s paintings and sculptures are in the collection of Singapore Art Museum, Singapore National Art Gallery, Fukuoka Art Museum, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, and many private and corporates companies.
Born in Britain, José Martinez a.k.a Manx, is a hot favourite at Singapore Contemporary Art Show and Affordable Art Fair Singapore. He invites his audience to experience the explosive energy of the world’s famed mega-cities including New York, London and Tokyo. And of course, Asia too! Well known for his exuberant, fearless approach and powerful art creations of cityscapes, landmarks, and architecture, his art is as timeless as it is contemporary. Impressionist realism, abstract, deconstruction or unique one-of-‐a kind commission, Manx’s art is bold, vibrant and intelligent. José Martinez was born in 1967 and currently divides his time between England and Singapore.
HockAnn-Lim aka HALim is his pseudonym as an artist. HALim is also the eldest son of late Lim Cheng Hoe, an outstanding first generation watercolor painter and founding member of the Singapore Watercolour Society in 1969. In this art exhibition, HALim displays the extension of his conceptual works by adding recycled waste materials as and when blended well into his art-making. He believes that art presentation need not be limited to the conventional use of oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, crayon and ink mediums only. In short, HALim’s on-going challenge is to think out of the box and create art unboxed. Art creation must be seen as an unending process of one’s creativity so long one’s body, mind and spirit do not sink into atrophy.
Venue: Goshen Art Gallery, 9 Raffles Boulevard, #02-‐19/20, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
When: 29 Sep - 8 Oct 2017, 11am - 9pm