Spotted! Soh Hui Yun aka Wing

There is something chortle-inducing about Soh Hui Yun‘s  FATSHELL series that goes a little like this – illustrations riddled with the exploration of Chinese traditions and superstitions, and grappling with the innermost thoughts, problems and emotions of a 21-year-old.

Hui Yun, also known as Wing, is about to graduate from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a Diploma in Illustration Design. “Currently into sculpting and printmaking, I hope my illustrations can be viewed and observed in another form or dimension, not just on paper. I am inspired by my surroundings, my beliefs, myths, traditions, and illustrators like Mcbess, Nychos or Steven Harrington. My works are quirky and grotesque, mixed with my obsessions to complement the weird image. To me, having extra eyes, bouncy fats, long arms with short fingers enhance my characters … like how some people consider tattoos as a beauty booster.”

The Child’s Play Challenge

The penchant for creating something out of the simplest things in life – an inclination that one is only familiar with as a child, has been tucked away by many. Inevitably bogged down with reservations and self-doubts along the many years of growing up, adults tend to be more reserved, and are no match for a child’s fearless ability to create. We dared more to draw on walls as a child than as an adult. The Dulux Child’s Play Challenge originated with the agenda of reigniting this child-like desire to explore and create.

Do you remember the last time you went crazy on a wall? It’s great to see Dulux bring that memory back to life with The Child’s Play Challenge. Over the first weekend of June, four aspiring artists, Qixuan Lim, Ly Yeow, Lara Loi and Shon Touw, (my homies from OIC Singapore!) were handpicked and presented with the challenge of recreating spaces with toys and objects related to childhood. Taking place in three different parts of Singapore, the Dulux Child’s Play Challenge tasked participants with the creation of a two by two meter feature wall, using the most unusual mix of painting tools to aid them in this ambitious DIY project. All four artists were provided with a Dulux Child’s Play Challenge box, which consisted of old-school acrylic stencils, potatoes, sponges, plastic toy cars and shape molds – no different from tools we once used as children to paint our art projects.

Qixuan Lim

Ly Yeow

Lara Loi

Shon Touw

Now where’s MY Dulux Child’s Play Challenge box???

1. View the artworks
2. Dulux Singapore
3. OIC Singapore

Banner Shuffle: Pamm Hong

In this month’s banner by Pamm Hong, Culturepush is given the typical type-drawn treatment in real life, inspired by Pamm’s treks through the woods of Croatia.

Spotted! Xinlin/Xinleh

Xinlin / Xinleh  graduated in 2009 from SIM-RMIT with a bachelor of Design in Communication Design. She is now pursuing her fascination with art, producing illustrations and illustrations on shoes and  totes.

“I find shoes a very interesting and volatile medium to work with. The shoes are often extensions of the art pieces I’m working on. My work is inspired by literature, classical music and human emotions. In my spare time, I enjoy playing the piano and looking at pictures of furry animals.”

Welcome to Masterpieces, A Digital Art Gallery

Atlantis I by Dawn Ng

The Ultimate Visual Dictionary by Milenko Prvacki

Painting by a Macaque on a GALAXY Note by Robert Zhao Ren Hui

(from the press release)

Samsung Electronics Co., recently launched Masterpieces, a digital art gallery with a collection of contributed artworks by established and emerging artists created with the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 LTE.

To further fuel the discovery of new talents, Samsung worked with selected art schools such as LASALLE, School of the Arts (SOTA) and Raffles Design Institute (RDI) in Singapore. As part of their course curriculum, students were invited to contribute creative artworks created on the GALAXY Note 10.1 LTE.

A total of 32 selected student works are now displayed in the gallery. These were reviewed and unanimously selected by a panel of industry veterans including Masterpieces curator, Iola Lenzi, artist and filmmaker, Ho Tzu Nyen, Esplanade’s Visual Arts programming officer, Tamares Goh and arts journalist from The Straits Times, Deepika Shetty. These artworks were selected based on the students’ ability to maximise the use of technology as they relate stories through their creations.

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