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"
Working with paper, Liling’s interest lies in highlighting the material aspect of the medium through methods of reduction, focusing on the different surface treatments of the pictorial plane. Reflecting on the remnants of a 1950s warehouse building undergoing redevelopment in the coming year, Blurrings is made of photographs taken in the space and transferred onto […]Read more "Blurrings"
What does it mean to have Clogged ARTeries? This fun and thought-provoking installation explores the concept of a clog in a student’s art making process. The notion of a clog points to the fear of failure, having no inspiration, the desire to be perfect and questions the idea of making mistakes in art. In addition, […]Read more "Clogged ARTeries"
The word ‘pura’ means city in Sanskrit. In Toy-pura, the Teacher-artists took on the roles of toy designers in order to explore the theme of Identity from different perspectives. Some of them expressed personality traits through their fantastical characters, while others explored aspects of their Singaporean identity or the perception of beauty and the human condition. […]Read more "Toy-pura"
The belief in superstition and luck, for some, belongs to the realm of the supernatural, or attributed to irrational behavior or a performative illusionist. To Desiree, such beliefs are also the invocation of invisible forces which change or shape our physical world and bring forth transformations of our sense of reality itself. With the intention […]Read more "The Bathroom should be Pink 如意 (Instructions by Mr Anthony – A professional Feng Shui master)"
As a child, Wang Mo had always wondered what it looked like inside a honeycomb, and would imagine that in each of these hexagon structures, there would be rainbow-coloured honey dripping all over, forming a fairyland. This work is a dedication to Wang Mo’s childhood intrigue on the mysteries and beauty of nature. Imaginary surreal […]Read more "The Other. World / 别有。洞天"