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 […]Read more "坚"
Oil on Canvas, 2021 Fahmy Said The overall concept of the painting illustrates how the Malay language has lost its earlier significance and standing as a unifying force for the country. Seen as a social glue to bring together the diverse people of post-colonial Singapore together, the language was also seen as a way to […]Read more "National Languish Crass"
Hair, 2021 Doreen Sim Ling Yim Hair genetics is often seen as a part of us. Each family has its own uniqueness. Hair has been the crown of our heads and each individual has its own genetic make-up. Using hair to redefine art helps us to be aware of how hair can be recycled, how […]Read more "A Plate of Hair"
Mixed Media, 2021 Coelho Sophia & Candice Lee Shi Hua Often we seek the opinion of others in hope of finding or confirming a similar view or understanding. What we fail to learn are that opinions of others only lead to further bias and we never stay objective. If we are unsure because others have […]Read more "Extrinsic Reflections"
Vinyl Sticker Floor Installation, 2021 Chia Wei Hou In every one of us lies a map—we dream of possessing a perfect map that can mirror the world; a map that charts out every terrain, every detail of the space so that we will not lose our way. Yet, there is no better map than the […]Read more "C/art/ographer’s Dream"
Digital Print on Paper, 2021 Chew Jia Li Joscelin & Ng Wei-En Serene What keeps an art teacher going? What choices shape our interactions and classroom environment? What are some memories we hold onto in the process of forgetting others? “Cher Go Toilet!” presents an illustrated curation of absurd narratives, poignant moments and tales that […]Read more "Cher Go Toilet!"
Mixed Media, 2021 Cheak Yen Hui Memories promised by family photographs are characterized by held off closure – happy beginnings, happy middles and no endings to all family stories… The promises point toward the future: what our memories, our stories will be… They will be shared and they will be happy –the tone of seduction […]Read more "Collection of In(significants)"
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 […]Read more "Interment"
Just put your pencil to your paper and DO IT! An idea will definitely form from the scribbles. Clogged ARTeries is an artwork that explores the concept of a clog in a student’s art making process. What inspired the artists, and what is their process? Chua Lee Beng kindly responded to STAR on behalf of […]Read more "Artist Interview – The Story Behind “Clogged ARTeries”"
Just like the humpback whale, an endangered species struggling to survive in the ocean, Ripple symbolises the sustainability and survival of Art as a subject within schools. It is a visual reflection of how art students have to adapt in order to thrive in this dynamic and uncertain world. Continue reading to find out more […]Read more "Artist Interview – The Story Behind “Ripple”"
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 […]Read more "Artist Interview – The Story Behind “The Other. World / 别有。洞天”"
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 […]Read more "Artist Interview – The Story Behind “In Conversations”"
Art-making can and needs to go beyond traditional forms, which is why I always feel that it is necessary to keep searching for such “Lobangs”. Desiree This interview has been edited for length and clarity. STAR: Why did you choose to title your work “Lobang”? What do you make of the word? Desiree: What is […]Read more "Artist Interview – The Story Behind “Lobang Book”"
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 […]Read more "Rush Hour"
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 […]Read more "Last Cup of Coffee"
Li-Cheng is an early adopter of any technology with creative potential and loves to tinker. He works across mediums, on a quest to reacquaint digital native students with their hearts and hands. Through this work, Li-Cheng wishes to bring out the differing qualities of Singaporean schools and the school landscape. School song is an important […]Read more "Aural Examination"