Lest We Forget by Jamie Teo

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Embroidery artist and Arts Manager Jamie Teo tells us that she has an interest in the preservation and documentation of heritage, finding a way to let the past live in the present.

Her latest project, “Lest We Forget, is inspired by the memories of her maternal grandmother. “It highlights the idea of remembrance – lest I forget who you are and lest you forget who you are. Going against the ‘Great Man’ theory, I seek to prove the influence of any and every individual. I am always uncontrollably brought to tears when I speak of my grandmother and by way of making the linoleum plates, I carved out the imprint she has left on me through every passing day. This work seeks to prove the importance of personal histories and to give voice to individual narratives. This is my act of remembrance.”

Lest We Forget was created during a five months mentorship programme under the tutelage of Joseph Chiang of Monster Gallery and will be shown at the Working Proofs: Young Printmakers League exhibition from 16 June to 30 June.

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Tiffany Yao at the Faber-Castell Art Festival

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We spotted these beautiful illustrations at the Faber-Castell Art Festival in Marina Square. They’re drawn by Tiffany Yao using polychromos coloured pencils, and are part of her 守 series on display at the festival.

“For the show titled  守 SHOU -to guard or guardianship- I created a range of iconic and nostalgic local household products and food items which mainly appeal to the Chinese community,” Tiffy tells Culturepush. ” In each piece, hands (手 -shou rhymes with the title), are holding onto the items symbolizing heritage and a humble lifestyle of a Singaporean in the neighborhood.”

The Arts Festival runs until June 4 at the Marina Square Central Atrium. Check it out!

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Kult Kollab by Kult x DPi

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Kult Studio & Gallery collaborates with local production house, Design & Print International (DPi), to launch a new merchandise collection. Kult Kollab translates art from street artists around the world into wearables, pushing the boundaries of art and fashion.

The creative team headed the selection of the artworks, choosing ones that conveyed Kult’s energy and edge.

“It was intensively challenging – like making us pick our favourite kids! As our database is really extensive, with full of fresh art from urban artists all around the world, we decided to select pieces that have bold colours and imagery that really pops out. We want the art to be the first thing you spot in a crowded space,” says Kult’s Art Director, Alicia Wee.

The collection features a total of seven items – three t-shirts, two dresses and two caps showing the art of Russell Ong (SGP), Russell Taysom (GBR), Kittozutto (SGP), Lee Juyong (KOR), Mojoko (SGP), Mightyellow (SGP).

The launch will take place as part of Multiply: A Majestic Playground from 27 to 28 May at the New Majestic Hotel.

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Open Circuits, LASALLE’s BA (Hons) Fine Arts Graduation Show

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An Element of Unknown (becoming microbe) by Becky Ng Qi Jie (Video still)
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Sempadan Rumah by Arif Jumat (Recycled found objects)
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Fishmonger's Dream

Fishmonger’s Dream by Fiona Koh Li Ping (Mixed Media on newsprint)
©Lasalle College of the Arts

Catastrophe

Catastrophe by William Kung (Oil on Canvas)
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Access Excess

Access Excess by Desiree Puey (Mixed media installation)
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Untitled (Golden staircase) by Priyageetha (Laser print on photopaper)
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Today we would like to offer you a first look at some of the works that will be part of Open Circuits, a show presenting the works by LASALLE’s BA(Honours) Fine Arts graduating batch . Open Circuits opens this Thursday and runs until May 4 at LASALLE’s Winstedt Campus.

“The exhibition is an amalgamation of creativity, located right at the student artists’ studios themselves. As the title Open Circuits suggest, the exhibition brings forth the dynamic and raw energy of individual artists from diverse backgrounds, a documentation of the electrifying constellation of shared ideas and influences that are, like all open circuits, potential for all kinds of future possibilities.”

 

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Kärsämäki’s Secret II by Trivia Goh

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A graduate from the School of Art, Design and Media at the Nanyang Technological University,  Trivia Goh creates works that are primarily produced in charcoal. “It brings out a formal tone in my portraiture of the imaginary. I use watercolour and ink as well for quick thumb-nailing and drafts.”

Trivia’s works tend towards “the whimsical, often portraying otherworldly characters and beings as if to document them having had a place in my casual daydreaming world,” she tells Culturepush. Her work certainly taps into the world of imaginary creatures and bizarre stories within Kärsämäki’s Secret II, a series that began in a little Finnish town in March 2016.

“Following my return to Singapore, I expanded the collection to include watercolour works of these oddities in their otherworlds. The idea was to contrast the works created in a foreign land against the ones created back home to show how the environment and the experience of it affects the outcome. Each piece offers the audience a little slice of narrative that paints the trivialities in my life.”

Kärsämäki’s Secret II opens on April 6 and runs through 23 April at Utterly Art Gallery.

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