Saturday, February 14, 2004
Thursday, February 12, 2004
Website of artist: www.irenehong.com
Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Lim Poh Lai's Amoureux de Paris
12 - 22 Feb 2004
Utterly Art Exhibition Space
208 South Bridge Road,
#02-01 Singapore 058757
Mon to Sat 11.30am to 8pm and Sunday 12pm to 5.30pm
I was in Paris from 3 rd April to end of June 2003. Initially, walking on the streets everyday, the streets and people life style were all unfamiliar to me, it was probably due to my first visit to that part of Europe . Certain streets captured my eyes, from the architecture, to the shapes, to the ages of the buildings, which inspired me to paint a series of street scenes.
In the exhibit of Amoureux de Paris , featuring two series of work:
Architectural building of Paris Street Scenes, painted using two different techniques, namely the realistic and minimal technique (line works). These two categories of artworks focus on narrow streets in Paris . Line works is another style I use for expression through oil medium on canvas. The idea came from minimalism, simplicity - having less is more. These streets seem quiet, as if the painter was alone, and being captivated by the scene or admiring, interacting with the buildings, and recording them for fond memories. Viewers will find that they are cool as I applied the cool colours to reflect the cold weather at the time of painting and tranquil atmosphere of the streets. I hope on-lookers alike, looking at these 1500s to 1900s buildings will feel that the time seems to stay still at a certain period. It is like traveling back to the history of Paris .
Abstract figurative paintings were derived from movement of human beings in Paris . I depicted these human beings as naked bodies -- they seem stripped off, having some deformation as if I have intentionally distorted and simplified the figures, until you almost cannot tell whether the subjects are human beings. Some appear crystal-like, mysterious, having a sense of fluidity and sensuality. The artworks also convey a message of romantic Parisians' activities. It is my first time working on a series of abstraction, though I did semi-abstract or abstract once in a long while. However, after the artist residency in Paris , I have experienced the freedom of people life style and true freedom of expression in any medium in Paris . I wanted to express this feeling in my works, I find that expressing my works in abstraction really bring out and show my inner feeling of freedom of expression, at the same time, I could let go my feeling in abstract paintings.
Free to Love
What a joy! Thought + emotion + observation + inspiration + experience + knowledge = Poh Lai artworks. While I was putting all this into my new works collection, it rekindled my love for Paris and the passion continues to grow within me and keep falling in love with Paris all over again.
Lim Poh Lai
You are cordially invited to
WORK IN PROGRESS
Wednesday, 11 February 2004, at 7 pm
Earl Lu Gallery 1
LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts
90 Goodman Road, S. 439053
An exhibition of selected works by Bachelor's and Master's degree candidates
at LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts.
Exhibited works include drawings, objects, video, paintings and installations.
Hafiz Bin Osman
Lim Choon Jin
Safarudin Bin Abdul Hamid
Sia Joo Hiang
Exhibition continues until 28 February 2004.
For enquries, please contact :
Earl Lu Gallery at 6340 9167, or
Ye Shufang, Lecturer/Programme Leader, Degree Programmes, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Earl Lu Gallery will be organising Sunday Art Trolley, a series of activities involving drawing and art & craft sessions. For enquries, please contact Ida Lee at 6340 9167.
Monday, February 09, 2004
You are cordially invited to Zai Kuning's vocal and dance performance
on a Tree in a Room based on the late Kuo Pao Kun's scripts Silly
Little Girl and the Funny Old Tree and The Coffin is Too Big for the Hole.
His performance will be accompanied by a guest dancer, Cheryl Quek.
The performance will begin at 3 pm in the Chapel Gallery at Sculpture
Square on February 8th, 2004.
Admission is free.
Co-presented by The Artists Village and Sculpture Square
Sponsor by the National Arts Council