Friday, February 20, 2004
GD is back with v2.0 & an interview with Xavier of The Aurora. With the Mtv
Asia Awards still in our heads, checkout Xavier's stuff for em'.
GD has a couple of new form functions now, so please keep us informed with
the latest happenings around you!
Thursday, February 19, 2004
Listing written by Rachel Farnay Jacques of the Straits Times
The murky and mysterious worlds of abstract colour and line are explored in all their multifaceted forms in this exhibition aptly entitled, Pigments and Metaphors (until Feb 22 at iPreciation, The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Sq, tel: 6339 0678. Open Mon-Fri, 10.30am-9.30pm, Sat & Sun 11am-5pm).
The show is a collaboration by local artists Ian Woo, Baet Yeok Kuan and Chng Nai Wee. For this occasion, the latter two switch from sculptors to painters. From Woo's subtle messaging and evocative colour palette and Baet's journey into amorphic worlds both familiar and two-dimensional to Chng's lyrical and luscious abstractions of flora, each artist creates intimate representations of their environment. The viewer can lose one's self in the midst of the lushness of the medium and complexity of the composition elements.
Monday, February 16, 2004
UTTERLY ART invites you to the opening preview and reception of
SENSE & SENSUALITY
solo painting exhibition by DOM VIOLI
THURSDAY 19 February 2004 7 pm
SPACE 21, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road #03-01
(entrance on Murray St; take lift to Level 3)
The artist will be in attendance.
Call Utterly Art at 62262605.
The exhibition runs through to Sun 29 Feb 2004.
Australian artist Dom Violi's stay in Singapore has resulted in a burst of vibrant landscapes, some composed of bright tropical flowers, others of undulating and sensual human forms, and yet others somewhere in between... Sense and Sensuality ... the very words evoke images for us.... images of intimacy, closeness, and warmth. It is these qualities which Dom explores in this series. By focusing on only a part of the subject, an inner strength and abstract quality are realized, giving the works a monumental or sculptural quality which is often heightened by high contrast between subject and ground. Sometimes there is a deliberate ambiguity in the portrayal and composition of the works. In this way, the viewer's response and engagement in deciphering the works are just as important as what is on the canvas. Dom loves colour and works towards achieving colour, texture and feeling of skin or surface quality, as closely as possible. On the other hand, sometimes the colour is not at all realistic and this adds to the mystery and sense of ambiguity that he aims for.
SPACE 21 is a new ~1950 sq ft art space and multi-function hall situated in a growing arts, entertainment and lifestyle block managed by Guan Seng Kee Pte Ltd, currently housing Toy Factory Theatre Ensemble in its attic and MOX Bar &Cafe on the fourth level.