The SINGAPORE ART SHOW offers various views from Singapore artists who are changing the way that art is made here. The exhibition focuses on selected Singapore artists whose contributions to the visual arts have laid the ground in terms of their principles and perspectives, their treatment of media and materials, and the artworks they created.
Guest Artist Feature: Teo Eng Seng / Identity
Teo Eng Seng’s art has mostly been made in response to current happenings that have made a deep impression on the artist. Eng Seng began working as an artist and art educator in the early 1970s. He returned from the United Kingdom in 1971, after his art studies and having worked there for several years teaching art. He has continued to work experimentally, creating his own versatile paperdyesculp medium. His inclination to always push the boundaries of what he saw was being achieved by his peers has enabled him to create new works in varieties of media. His works contain a complexity of personal symbolism and strong emotions in response to both world and local happenings. He will exhibit important works including Tribute to John Lennon (1980), Hibiscus Outrage (1982), OTOSOS 19 (1987), 9-11 (2001), and WMD? (2005).
The guest artist platform features noteworthy Singapore artists, in order to provide a more detailed understanding of the artist’s works and processes.
Modern – Conceptual
Where the post-Nanyang artists took on the modern art conundrum from their forebears, a few artists who returned to Singapore in the 1960s-1970s were set to go beyond conventional painting and abstract style. They approached their practice with questions about their artistic subject as well as materials. Yeo Hoe Koon worked local subjects in abstract and semi-abstract oils; Chng Seok Tin began printmaking in the late 1970s; and Eng Tow worked on paper pulp and textiles. Their artworks from a selected past series, as well as some recent works, provide visual scaffolding to an inferred understanding of Singapore art history. In this feature, the artists selected have begun with strong roots in modern art precepts and practice, and gone beyond the material and stylistic nature of their work to individually espouse the conceptual nature of their output. We look forward to re-visiting samples of both past and present works.
Artists include Chng Seok Tin, Eng Tow, Tang Da Wu, and Yeo Hoe Koon.
Special Component: Young Singapore Artists
In support of exciting new up-and-coming talents, this platform broadens the base for Singapore artists to be viewed by the public. In recognising that arts support is always needed, we created this portion of the exhibition for four young artists. The artists presenting new and recent works are Lavender Chang, Mintio, Noor Iskandar and Christopherson Ho.
Friday 14 Oct, 4.30pm CHNG SEOK TIN
Saturday 15 Oct, 2pm TEO ENG SENG
Sunday 16 Oct, 2pm LAVENDER CHANG & NOOR ISKANDAR
Conservation Showcase: CHEONG SOO PIENG’S SCULPTURES
Saturday 15 Oct 2.30pm CONSERVATION SHOWCASE TOUR
Sunday 16 Oct 2.30pm CONSERVATION SHOWCASE TOUR
Venue: Artspace@Helutrans, 39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark 01-05, Singapore 089065
When: 30 Sep - 16 Oct 2016,