Starring: Paint, Wood, Fabric & What Not

For those of us who enjoyed being regaled by STPI’s “Looks Good on Paper” exhibition in the last quarter of 2016 on the myriad ways hand made paper can be coaxingly manipulated by different artists to…

When Science Meets Science Fiction in Art

Andy Weir’s 2011 science fiction novel “The Martian” is a prime example of excellent fictional story telling woven around well-researched facts. His tale of American astronaut Mark Watney becoming stranded alone on Mars in the year…

The Joys of Chatting with Amanda Heng

For those who have attended a guided tour of Amanda Heng’s current “We Are The World – These Are Our Stories” exhibition at STPI, you would have been enthusiastically regaled with this Singaporean artist’s resolute decision…

Wretchedly Bleak’s Wonders Revealed

David Attenborough’s “Planet Earth” series with BBC Natural History Unit in 2006 is such an enthralling nature documentary that I was compelled to watch BBC America’s “Planet Earth Diaries” to catch glimpses of what it took…

Well Beyond Black & White

The winsome imaginative promise of my mental amalgamation of Indonesian Christine Ay Tjoe’s Second Studio (2013) with Singaporean Jane Lee’s painting process has at last witnessed tangible harmonious representations through Zhu Jinshi’s 20 odd coloured paintings showcased…

Inspiring Reflections

Singaporean Amanda Heng’s expansive single artwork in “We Are The World, These Are Our Stories” exhibition, with its QR codes that access online audio and visual recordings as part of 12 pairs of prints correlating personal…

Starring: Paper, paper & PAPER!

Trust STPI to turn an exhibition on its head: it has taken the focus away from the artists and their residencies by making paper the star of its current group show. Its “Looks Good On Paper”…

A Tribute To Val

I have always maintained that our individual uniqueness and experiences not only define who we are. It too determines that only that one person will ever dream up that particular original concept or creation. Einstein’s life…

SG’16 Biennale: 10 Must See

As the arc of Southeast Asia’s shared histories encompasses East and South Asia’s, these regions bear the imprints of one another’s diverse cultures through borders currently characterized by fluid movement and migration; highlighting the challenges that…

Shinro Ohtake’s Internal Drivers

Fans of Shinro Ohtake will probably know that his unique and iconic ongoing series of “Scrapbooks” stem from his artistic belief of never creating something out of nothing; preferring to collaborate with what is already there…