“Three Rooms” is a group exhibition by three Singapore-based women artists Queenie Kou, Shyama Nadimpalli and Sandy Liu. Through their individual spaces, each a small room, the artists share their own personal perspectives as their unique stories unfold.
Queenie pays tribute to the monochromatic everyday objects such as the grass, twigs, and wood which are playing second fiddle to the colourful flowers. Through her artist’s lens, she lends a new meaning to the often overlooked beauty that exists in our daily life.
Shyama presents a series of romanticism sublime landscape paintings with beautiful array of colour. Shining a spotlight on dancers in splashy colour, capturing their vitality, passion and rhythmic dance movement, her second series of works are visually contrasting. Her works tell the vivid stories of moments in life that leave a long impression to come.
Sandy features a series of works that focuses on the youth today and explores how their perspectives are shaped by the environmental, societal and cultural factors that surround them. Her second series of abstract works created with the photo transfer technique illustrates the Hong Kong street unrest. As a Hongkonger, Sandy voices her concerns and hopes for an early resolution to the crisis.
About the Artists
Queenie Kou, a Singaporean artist, decided to devote herself fully to painting in oil, acrylics, water-colour, pastel and mixed media in 2015. Loving the luminosity that transparent paint can produce, she applies this glazing technique to most of her works. Ever curious, Queenie approaches her art with a playful attitude and a deep desire to discover the ways different medium work so as to create what she wants to express. Her paintings could be described as realism based on abstract structures. Her works have been featured at several local exhibitions. Queenie completed a two-year Certificate of Western Art at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1993 and is a qualified art teacher with the Ministry of Education
Born in Hong Kong, Sandy Liu graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2019. After working in the Finance field for over a decade, she decided to pursue her life-long passion in art. Having lived in more than six countries, her art explores the effects of geographic locations on emotions and social behaviour using a multidisciplinary approach. She has participated in various group exhibitions in Singapore.
An Indian artist, Shyama Nadimpalli from Andhra Pradesh is a math graduate who is living in Singapore and is a devoted artist who is recognized worldwide for her artwork. Painting has always been her passion- She enjoys working with oils and acrylics. She is known for her Dancer series with a little surrealist streak. Her work in Abstract art is also very well received. Her paintings are located in London, U.S.A, Canada, Australia, Dubai, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and in various cities in India. Since 2013 she started to seriously pursue her career as an artist. She was part of the significant group exhibition held in Singapore in May 2014 by well-known Gnani Arts. Since then she took part in exhibitions held in USA, Venice-Italy, Madrid-Spain, Munich-Germany, Dubai , Indonesia, Malaysia , Singapore, Mumbai, New Delhi , Pune , Bangalore and Hyderabad, India.
Venue: Di Legno Gallery, 21A Arab Street, Singapore
When: 26 Oct - 26 Nov 2019,
Venue/Organizer: Di Legno Gallery