Chinese Ink & Acrylic on Canvas, 2020 Goh Ying Shi Darwin 坚 is the Chinese character for the quality of strength. Often used in tandem with other characters of synonymous quality, it reflects a positive, strong and resolute spirit.   The primary pictorial content is rendered in Chinese ink, displaying lines of various qualities that can […]

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Interment

Acrylic on Canvas, 2021 Aini Azidah … Singlish, is an English-based creole language spoken in Singapore…. The vocabulary of Singlish consists of words originating from English, Malay, Cantonese, Japanese, Hokkien, Teochew, and Tamil.  Wikipedia ‘Interment’ explores the fate of some Malay words upon insertion into Singlish, from the perspective of a Malay language speaker. The […]

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Artist Interview – The Story Behind “The Other. World / 别有。洞天”

Intrigued by the process of bees working to build their home, Wang Mo’s work draws inspiration from the honeycomb. Continue reading to find out more about her inspirations and process. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. STAR: Your unconventional use of materials has produced a surreal and beautiful landscape. How did you […]

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Artist Interview – The Story Behind “In Conversations”

In this showcase, the Teacher-artists collaborated to use clay as the anchor medium and explore its intriguing interactions with other materials. Continue reading to find out more about their inspirations and process! This interview has been edited for length and clarity. STAR: Some view clay as a traditional art form that is sidelined in contemporary […]

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Rush Hour

In 2006, a study confirmed that Singaporeans were the fastest walkers on the planet. This finding confirms our reputation as a nation full of competitive go-getters egged on by our meritocratic system. While being faster, stronger and better seems perfectly desirable, is there an underside to this speed? How much faster can – and should […]

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Last Cup of Coffee

Kelvin likes to explore alternative materials for painting. Using coffee as the medium gave him a limited palette and enhanced his thought process, engaging the viewer with an additional sensory experience – the faculty of smell. A good artwork is able to generate questions and evoke emotions. Climate change is crippling coffee production globally, impacting the […]

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