View In Room
View In Room
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 37.6cm (H) x 26.2cm (W) x 0.3cm (D) / 14.8" (H) x 10.3" (W) x 0.12" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Cities are busy places, full of little encounters that we overlook. I am influenced by ideas from New Wave, cinema posters and DC comics and fuse these with more traditional art forms to create tension. I wanted to create dynamic stress through movement on the paper. Movies like Breathless, the Japanese TV drama Tokyo Bachelors, the whole range of Batman comics-these all create street level tensions, in spaces we inhabit today. We live in a world where things change in a minute and I want my work to reflect that. Impressionism cannot just be about pastoral or mild-mannered potrayals of gentry.
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Based in: Singapore
I am a watercolour artist. My work reflects my complex heritage and background- as an immigrant, a constant traveller and an inheritor of a highly diverse cultural and ethnic legacy. My formal and professional training has taken me, as well, through metal smithing, fashion illustration and weaving.The fluidity and freedom of watercolour allow me to cross borders effortlessly and give free rein to my instincts.
My subject matter is mostly our urban life, including parks, gardens, suburban towns and travel. I like to capture sites and moments within the cityscape and then provoke the viewer. Who are these people, what are they doing, what is happening on this street and around that corner? No one is ever settled in a city and beyond and before a specific second, something is about to occur or has occurred. There are, too, hidden secrets within dense cities-exotic flowers, architectural surprises, highly creative activities.
I began with Impressionism and its’ basics inform my work. But schools are only boundaries in our minds. I have deliberately chosen a more Abstract flavour, leavened with inputs from fashion, New Wave cinema and the DC comics of our childhood. This is not a pastoral life, the one we lead-it is full of movement, tension, interrogation. We need a different way to view the world and that holds true for artists. My work speaks to and for contemporary urban life and I will continue to experiment in this space. My work has been published in The Rappahannock Review, Anatolious Magazine, 3Elements Literary Review and Paranthesis Journal(forthcoming).
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