My Life In Tropical Garden by Emi Avora is a show which celebrates the lush scenery of Singapore.
Emi Avora is a Singapore based artist. She was born in Athens, Greece, grew up on the island of Corfu and studied in the UK. She holds a Bachelor in Fine Art from the Ruskin School of Arts, Oxford University, UK and a Masters in Fine Art from the Royal Academy Schools, London, UK. She participated in numerous solo and group shows in the UK, Greece, Germany and in the USA. She moved to Singapore two years ago.
Elements from her upbringing in Corfu, a town that is a Unesco heritage site, inform her work: the memory of that strong Mediterranean light that brings clarity and strength to colour as well as the place’s special history and the remains of its colonial past.
Colour has become increasingly important in Emi Avora’s work since she moved to Singapore and as a solace during the COVID 19 pandemic. As a response to the exuberance of the tropical nature, the artist extended her colour palette. This allowed her to create a dream space, a parallel universe that is accessible through the formal elements of the images and colour. Moreover, the everyday observation of a new and unfamiliar cultural environment became her main source of inspiration.
Meet the artist:
Friday 12th November 10am-1pm
Saturday 13th November 10am-1pm
Tuesday 23th November 10am-1pm
Sunday 28th November 11am-2pm
Venue: The Fullerton Hotel, East Garden
When: 2 - 29 Nov 2021,