Yen Chua’s artistic practice metaphorically celebrates women and expresses her concern for environment issues. Her artworks echoe her dreams and aspiration for a better world.
Myth & Magic encompasses 8 colourful new paintings representing mythical creatures such as mermaids and unicorns. The artist mixes acrylic with charcoal, her favourite medium since her student time, to create vibrant artworks. Two exquisite drawings on paper depicting mermaids complete the exhibition.
Yen wittily blurs the lines that divide the worlds of fantasy and reality and creates a new universe in which the impossible becomes possible, where dreams transcend into reality. I’s a realm in which fancy takes flight, where the whimsical and the wonderful meet.
With Myth & Magic, Yen Chua ivites the viewers to discover a “terraqueous” world in which the mythological, the mystical and the magical converge.
Yen Chua is an artist, art therapist and educator from Singapore. She has a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (1993), Diploma in Chinese Painting from the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts (1996), MA (Research) from the National Institute of Education (2002), and MA in Art Therapy from the LASALLE College of the Arts (2007).
Yen conducts art and art therapy workshops and also lectures on art and art therapy. Some of the institutions she has taught at are the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Temasek Polytechnic and LASALLE College of the Arts. She has worked with individuals and groups with social-emotional issues, inmates, children with special needs, cancer patients, teenagers with behavioural problems and elderly clients.
Opening: 19 September, 6.30pm
Venue: Royal Plaza on Scotts, Lobby, 25 Scotts Road Singapore 228220
When: 20 Sep 2019 - 3 Jan 2020,