Chia Ming Chien
Wires - Abstract #1 , 2010
Photography, 50.8 x 76.2 cm
Chia Ming Chien's conceptual photography explores the being of seeing: how the photographer's state of mind determines perception - "Wires and Architecture explore the “being of seeing”: how one’s being affects what one sees. The “chaos of wires”, synonymous with many Asian cities today, is criticized by residents as despoiling the cityscape. But with a different set of eyes, the mundane is transformed. This begs the question: what do we preserve when transforming an old city into a modern one? Architecture searches for the “poetry” in a building. My approach is that of a photojournalist: photograph what you see in-situ without manipulating the image. The “decisive moment” when a subject transforms from mundane to remarkable occurs in the mind."
Lady Lyndon on Harpsichord , 2013
Oil on Canvas, Emulsion, Wood, Wax, Lacquer, Mirror, 162 x 15 x 122 cm
Exploring ideas of framing and composition, as well as medium specificity, Loke has created an installation based on scenes from the period film Barry Lyndon (1975) by Stanley Kubrick. Moving between painting, sculpture and film, the artist plays with different strategies of framing to highlight the relationship between these mediums. The exhibition space will be transformed to reflect the scenes depicted in these oil paintings, which are in turn taken from certain key sets from the film.
Lilith , 2014
High Density polystyrene foam, robotic milled unique, 244 x 122 x 25cm
Jeremy Sharma works primarily as a conceptual painter but his body of work encompasses video, photography, drawing and installation. His current mode of practice investigates the notion of art as a reflection of a conscious life that observes it in the age of mechanical, industrial and digital reproduction and interconnectivity, addressing our relationship to modernism and our place in time and space in an increasingly fragmented and artificial reality.
Shauna Series 021 , 2007 - 2009
Photography Print, Dimensions Variable
Sean Lee’s first body of work "Shauna" was made between 2007 to 2009. It won a special Jury Prize in the Angkor Photo Festival and was later nominated for the Prix Decouverte in the 40th Anniversary of the Arles Photo Festival as well as for the Paul Huf Award. Since then Sean has gone on to make other stories including his long term on-going project "Two People", a series of images about his parents and life at home.
Turned Out I , 2009
Cut Out Canvas, size variable
Jane Lee is one of Singapore’s most noted contemporary artists. She is best known for her inventive techniques and innovative use of materials. She explores the very nature of the way paintings are constructed by treating the components of a painting—stretcher, canvas, and the paint itself—in new ways. In the process, she is re-examining the significance of painting and the relevance of contemporary art practice.
The Decline of the Western Civilisation , 2010
Sculpture, 274.3 x 101.6 x 7.6 cm
Gerald Leow uses found objects from the cultural landscape and reworks them to shed light on the problematic nature of authenticity, culture & identity. His interests include anthropology and the study of material cultures. Gerald was included in The Singapore Show: Future Proof at the Singapore Art Museum at 8Q (Singapore) 2010, and is currently The Substation's Associate Artist for 2014.
SEA STATE 2: Goryo 6 Ho , 2012
Diasec print, 46 x 74 cm
Charles Lim sees Singapore like no other artist. As a former professional sailor, his senses are keenly attuned to environments we rarely see. This unique viewpoint marks an oeuvre that makes visible, with stunning clarity, a physical reality that lies hidden around us every day. His SEA STATE series features photographic and video works, as well as audio materials, drawn from the artist’s ongoing exploration of Singapore’s maritime geography and history.
Chen Sai Hua Kuan
Bottles and Fans , 2010
Sound installation, variable
Chen Sai Hua Kuan's art practices across a range of media and techniques including drawing, film, performance, photography, sculpture, sound and installation. The exploration of space and time in relation to architectural concerns is a recurring interest that can be found in his practice, and his work is often subversively and whimsically assembled and deconstructed out of everyday objects such as earth, travelling fans and toys.
And We Were Like Those Who Dreamed , 2013
Installation, size variable
Donna Ong is an installation artist from Singapore, best known for her evocative and thought-provoking environments made from furniture, found objects and original artwork - "I promised myself as a child never to forget what it felt like to be a child – to dream and invest in the imaginary, the fantastic, the impossible. My work is about trying to keep that promise."
Ping Pong Go-Round , 2013
Performance and mixed media installation, 580 (dia) x 76 cm (h)
Lee Wen relies on the strategic deployment of visual, kinesthetic symbols and signs in his works. Through various constructed personas, his works allow visitors an insight into his roles as an artist. Lee has been exploring different strategies of time-based and performance art since 1989. Lee’s work has been strongly motivated by social investigations as well as inner psychological directions using art to interrogate stereotypical perceptions of culture and society.