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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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 […]

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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. […]

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The Bathroom should be Pink 如意 (Instructions by Mr Anthony – A professional Feng Shui master)

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 […]

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Humble Abode

Being an educator involves daily routines of busy schedules and tight deadlines. This induces fatigue in many educators and they seek rest through various activities. Qi Ying’s haven comes from immersing herself in the world of crochet. Creating amigurumi mushrooms is a break for her as she spins her mini world of possibilities. Mushrooms thrive […]

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Sherry is inspired by the world around her. She also enjoys experimenting with different ways of painting to create lyrical layers in her work. A dreamer with an insatiable curiosity about the human condition, she seeks to explore the unknown. Through emotions expressed by varying degrees of abstraction, Sherry hopes to connect with viewers on […]

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