View In Room
View In Room
Alcohol ink on yupo paper, glued on birch wood panel
Dimensions: 25.3cm (H) x 60cm (W) x 5cm (D) / 10" (H) x 23.6" (W) x 2" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Quantity: Set of 3 (25.3 x 20cm size of each piece)
Material: Birch wood panels, ready to hang piece!
Hope of Love has a total collection of 2 paintings painted on high quality Yupo paper, a top-class recyclable waterproof, and tree-free synthetic paper. One combination of grey, black, purple and red. And the other in with green and grey combination. The paintings are finished off with multiple layers of protective spray.
They are available in large paper format too!
A few things lead me to make this masterpiece. I was thinking of my little daughter. How this pandemic has affected her life. At the age of 1.5 where a child experiences a new-found power of running, where a child at this age runs everywhere, trips, and learns. My daughter at this ripe age did not get a chance to fully experience this joy due to this current pandemic state. Because of lockdown, my daughter was extremely foreign to the feeling of running on grass and how amazing sand feels like between your toes. And how this situation has caused many people to become jobless and put them in such a situation where they are desperate to do anything which will help them feed their families.
There’s a very well-known Urdu saying which describes my daughter’s unfamiliarity with the feeling of sand in between toes and the stress and anxiety this pandemic has put people in by causing them to lose their jobs. It goes like
" پاوں تلے زمین کھسک جانا۔"
This translates to “Pull the rug from under somebody’s feet”. This proverb links both of these situation in a\ way that this pandemic has taken so much from us. Be it our lives, experiences, our jobs, and our loved ones.
The body of work visualizes us, our situation, and ourselves in this current state of the pandemic. The grey and black bubbles represent this horrible infectious disease which has caused havoc around the world completely disrupting our lives. And the purple, blue, red, and green bubbles symbolize hope and unity. The paintings as a whole give a message that how the current pandemic has surrounded us from everywhere but slowly, we are overcoming this. These colorful bubbles, our positivity will slowly take on the negativity until it finishes off.
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Based in: Singapore
Art is not a birth given talent, and Kelly Ng Shah is a prime example of that. None of her family members were artistic let alone interested in the field. She would start with craft work such as knitting, rug making, and clay work at the age of five, spending hours and hours matching the colored yarns to create distinctive crafts. That combination of knits, colors, and eagerness to express her inner self drew her to sketching and painting. Her love for watercolors, oil, soft pastels, charcoal, and resin caused her to enroll herself in both public and private education to learn different techniques. Bold colors, multi-layering, shading, and the use of gold and silverleaf characterize Kelly’s paintings, which are best expressed via acrylics. A prominent and careful eye for colors stands out in every painting, reflecting her personality. Bolder choices of colors with sharp defined areas within the canvas highlight her numerous obstacles in life that she conquered through her creative outlet.
She has since been following the flow, letting the environment that surrounds her guide her hand. Periods of isolation and silence help her to recharge and redefine the hidden details in her paintings, often interjecting sessions for each piece. Her art is a series of ideas and cannot simply be completed with one give and go, leading her to revise each piece after sitting with them for a while. Kelly’s paintings aim to give a positive and colorful spin to any wall, creating a peaceful environment for the audience.
She has already given several pieces new lives with overjoyed owners, filling homes across the globe. She spreads her love to every corner possible, whether that be art showrooms and museums or office spaces and family homes. She paints to please, and there is always joy in the eyes of every customer who commissions her for a beautiful new visual addition in their lives!
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