Where art thou Jon?

whereartjohn_ Bus 54

whereartjohn_ Mountbatten Road

whereartjohn_ St Andrew's Road

whereartjohn_ Time's Arrow

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After a long radio silence, Jon Lim aka whereartjon, resurfaced with a thirst for documenting “ordinary things that deserve to be seen”. “While a good part of our culture might have manufactured roots, there’s still a lot more depth to Singaporean life than we often give it credit for,” Jon explains.

In between earning a wage as a freelance graphic designer and cranking out one digital painting a week, Jon is finishing up a graphic novel titled Walking Like Trees. “The novel is slated for a joint release with Inch Chua’s next single later this year.”

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Spotted! Joshua Kane Gomes

Compromise #1 (2017)

Compromise #1 (2017)

Compromise #1 (2017) detail

Compromise #1 Detail (2017)

Dah Makan (2017)

Dah Makan? (2017)

Dah Makan (2017) closeup

Dah Makan? Closeup (2017)

Untitled (2017) dark

Untitled (2017)

Untitled (2017)

Untitled (2017)

Last year, Joshua Kane Gomes graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied under the Tuition Grant for Art Institutions. His work primarily centres around themes of identity and space. “Documenting my mental processes and states through the art-making process, I peek into the grey areas between cold rationality and sentimental sensibility,” Joshua explains. “I often work with sculptures and installations that leverage on evoking mood and atmosphere, be it through form or material language.”

Joshua has exhibited in local and international shows including The Dung Beetle Project at Chan + Hori Contemporary and the 3rd Taiwan International Miniature Sculpture Exhibition at the National Dr Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. He also completed mural commissions in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia and picked up the 2017 Cheong Kam Hee Art Prize.

 

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Spotted! Harng Foong

the ubin sighting

The Ubin Sighting (Sculpture)

atopos

Atopos (Performance Art and Installation Art)

thetwobags

The Two Bags (Performance Art)

sticker spam

Sticker Spam (Visual Art)

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Costume Design for JAWN’s Fade to Black MV

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Costume Design for Charlie Lim’s Light Breaks In MV

Harng Foong graduated from the School of Art, Design and Media (NTU) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication in 2014. He believes designed experiences through visual art and design, are the way to go. His work is a riot of patterns, prints, textiles, installation and production design, and experimental interactions are his way to integrate the audience into his work.

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Spotted! Lim Jia Qi Jacey

Fleeting Encounters 2017 _ 1

Fleeting Encounters 2017 _3

Fleeting Encounters 2017_ 2

Fleeting Encounters (2017)

Stigma of Blessings 2016 _1

Stigma of Blessings 2016 _2

Stigma of Blessings 2016

Stigma of Blessings (2016)

Fresh graduate Jacey has always been intrigued by the nineteenth-century French literary concept, Flaneur. “A flaneur is a stroller, a passionate spectator of life and its surroundings, while remaining as a detached observer,” she explains. “To stand in the shoes of this figure is the constant starting point of my work: the observation of the crowd. Situating myself as a bystander, social narratives and human interactions are the common themes that I tend to dwell into.”

Talking about printmaking techniques, Jacey tells us that she finds the process of creating the image highly detached from the final print. “Ink is transferred from one surface to another, rendering a familiar image I’ve been working on, thus making it foreign. This detachment, being both “part of” and “apart from”, parallels with the third person’s perspective I tend to place myself in when approaching my art.”

Merging prints and installation, Jacey also has a keen interest in creating site-specific work. “I like to play with space and open up new perspectives in a medium often considered traditional.”

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Household Clouds by Matthew Sia & Emily Kwa

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© IllumiArts Village

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© IllumiArts Village

HouseholdClouds-Singapore W.O.W.! -1

© Singapore W.O.W.!

HouseholdClouds-Singapore W.O.W.! -2

© Singapore W.O.W.!

Household Clouds is a light exhibition conceptualised and curated by Graphic/Interactive designer Matthew Sia and Designer/Illustrator Emily Kwa.

“We used the given space at Woodgrove to create different light installations and make the space into an exhibition for the public. The installation was created out of mundane objects that are familiar through our daily connections — taken for granted and more often than not ignored. The objects were given new prominence, consideration and visibility by being elevated into the arena of art. And then, sometimes, it is really creating unexpected spaces, unexpected relationships.”

Household Clouds was part of Singapore W.O.W.! and the IllumiArts Village in 2016.

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