The SINGAPORE ART SHOW
SEP 29 – OCT 9 2016
TEO ENG SENG | IDENTITY
MODERN – CONCEPTUAL
CHNG SEOK TIN
TANG DA WU
YEO HOE KOON
YOUNG SINGAPORE ARTISTS
39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark 01-05, Singapore 089065
Mon – Fri 11am-6pm, Sat – Sun 11am-7pm
The SINGAPORE ART SHOW offers various views from Singapore artists who have changed – and who are changing the way that art is made here. The exhibitions focus on selected Singapore artists whose contributions to the visual arts have laid the ground in terms of their principles and perspectives, their treatment of media and materials, and the artworks they created. The SINGAPORE ART SHOW is composed of three exhibitions to form separate discourses:
TEO ENG SENG | Identity
A special solo feature by the iconic Paperdyesculp artist
Teo Eng Seng’s art has mostly been made in response to current happenings that have made a deep impression on the artist. Eng Seng began working as an artist and art educator in the early 1970s. He returned from the United Kingdom in 1971, after his art studies and also having worked there for several years teaching art. He has continued to work experimentally, creating his own versatile paperdyesculp medium. His inclination to always push the boundaries of what he saw was being achieved by his peers has enabled him to create new works in varieties of media. His works contain a complexity of personal symbolism and strong emotions in response to both world and local happenings. He will exhibit important works including Tribute to John Lennon (1980), Hibiscus Outrage (1982), OTOSOS 19 (1987), 9-11 (2001), and WMD? (2005). The guest artist platform features noteworthy Singapore artists, in order to provide a more detailed understanding of the artist’s works and processes.
Modern – Conceptual
A retrospective gaze at three artists who worked from the late 1970s – 1990s –Chng Seok Tin, Eng Tow and Yeo Hoe Koon, with a special work by Tang Da Wu
Where the post-Nanyang artists took on the modern art conundrum from their forebears, a few artists who returned to Singapore in the 1960s-1970s were set to go beyond conventional painting and abstract style. They approached their practice with questions about their artistic subject as well as materials. Yeo Hoe Koon worked local subjects in abstract and semi-abstract oils; Chng Seok Tin began printmaking in the late 1970s; and Eng Tow worked on paper pulp and textiles. Their artworks from a selected past series, as well as some recent works, provide visual scaffolding to an inferred understanding of Singapore art history. In this feature, the artists selected have begun with strong roots in modern art precepts and practice, and gone beyond the material and stylistic nature of their work to individually espouse the conceptual nature of their output. We look forward to re-visiting samples of both past and present works. Artists include Chng Seok Tin, Eng Tow, Tang Da Wu, and Yeo Hoe Koon.
Young Singapore Artists
New and recent works by Lavender Chang, Mintio, Noor Iskandar and Christofferson Ho.
In support of exciting new up-and-coming talents, this platform broadens the base for Singapore artists to be viewed by the public. In recognizing that arts support is always needed, we created this portion of the exhibition for four young artists. The artists presenting new and recent works are Lavender Chang, Christofferson Ho, Mintio and Noor Iskandar.
Presented by Helu-Trans | Arranged by Seah Tzi-Yan