Monday, March 26, 2012

weekend artwalk

i jumped at the chance to visit the quiet, laid back Wessex estate when i learnt that there will be 14 art studios opening to the public over the weekends. Apparently, it’s an annual event since 2006, i didn’t know how i could have miss it all these years.

Here are some of the pictures taken yesterday... not that many this time round as i didn’t get the chance to ask for photography permission from all the artists. Also, it started raining soon after we got there and so, not many of the estate too.

The first studio that i visited belonged to Marisa Keller. i first came to know about her work from OH! Open House exhibition in 2009. Her works were amongst my favourite but i didn’t manage to get her name then. However, when i stepped into her studio yesterday, i recognised her style almost instantly. What a pleasant surprise!

Some pictures of the estates around Woking Road.

Glimpse of an artist’s painting at the balcony.

Love the greenery around here, but not the mozzies.

CdeM Atelier & Art School. i love the Cities Of Our World series (top), every piece was layered in vibrant colours, so full of life. Also, check out the paint-splattered flooring, it has got some real character.

Jelly bean looking chairs abandoned in front of one of the buildings, breaking the otherwise black, white and green surrounding.

This is from Milica Bravacic-Milla. Her studio housed impressive artworks and interesting home decorations. It feels like there’s a gem in every corner :)

Let’s chill.

The red carpet treatment.

Black and white paintings, with a signature single spot of red, belong to the friendly artist Dick Lim, aka Chye. Definitely a style that i would remember and recognise instantly for years to come.

And lastly, view from the artist’s balcony before it started pouring real bad.

24 and 25 March 2012
Wessex Estate

Thursday, March 22, 2012

past weeks

Long list of pictures to sum up these few weeks.

Top: Dress & book binding thread in striking neon pink
Middle: Shoe shopping / After shoot
Bottom: Letterboxes / Cool clock (both at Red Dot Museum)

Love the colours of these pictures with Instagram filter.
Pictures taken during Occupy Tiong Bahru art walkabout.

Eating in JB

Top: Latte / Elmer fudge aka ugly cake (both from NYDC)
Middle: : Late night at Crazyworld cafe / Lunch date with myself
Bottom: Homemade grilled ham & cheese sandwich / Lettuce & orange salad

Dining by the seaside at Chit’s Bar and Restaurant

Midnight drinks at The Coastal Settlement

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

light meets asia

This month, Marina Bay Waterfront lights up to awesomeness with the theme of “Light Meets Asia”, for the second year running of sustainable light art festival.

Garden of Light by Hexogon Solution, Singapore – an animated projection on the facade of Art Science Museum.

Beautiful rows of palm trees along the waterfront, not part of the light installation.

Coral Garden by Olivia d’Aboville, Philippines – a field of “coral” constructed from transparent cocktail stirrers that draws attention to the negative impact of human practices on the world’s coral reefs.

The Light Dam by Uno Lai, Taiwan – an interactive installation powered by solar panels that responds to visitors’ movements.

5QUID by Ryf Zaini, Singapore – a squid-like creature emerging from the waters, seeking to meld into the urban landscape.

Deck Journey by Zulkifle Mahmod, Singapore – sit back and enjoy the waterfront view that completes with customised soundscape (from the lamp-shaped thingy above the chair).

The Gate by Li Hui, China (now one of my favourite installation artists after the Chimera exhibition) – hundreds of laser beams framing the doorway to create the sense of a symbolic passage and a path to enlightenment.

Crystallised by Andrew Daly and Katherine Fife, Australia – a canopy of 5,000 edge-lit acrylic rods evoking a night sky in transition.

Classification Pending by Craig Walsh, Australia – Mythical marine life forms appear to exist mysteriously after dark in the waters of Marina Bay. The creatures projection looked unbelievably real in the water and feels somewhat eerie especially at the quiet corner of the waterfront. Probably my favourite installation of all.

Singapore Student Showcase in one of the shipping containers.

Sweet Home by Aleksandra Stratimirovic, Sweden – Rows of dainty lampshades evoke a warm, homely atmosphere in an urban setting that looked like a cafe from far.

Immersion by Marin Bevz and Kathryn Clifton, Australia – an LED strip lighting “water fountain” that glows and changes in tandem with the visitor’s movement.

Light Of The Merlion by OCUBO, Portugal – interactive colouring (by the visitors) that projects real-time onto its surface... Probably the most hideous looking installation of all. i think the poor merlion best stays clean and white.

9 March – 1 April 2012
7:30pm – 11:00pm
Marina Bay Waterfront

Although there were only a few installations that i really like (and would actually remember) but my friend and i did enjoy ourselves as we strolled along the waterfront; exchanging views, intrigued by some of the installations and taking in the beautiful sight. And of course the good weather on Saturday, with surprising cool breezes, played an important part too. Definitely recommended.

*Art installations information extracted from the event brochure

Friday, March 9, 2012

happy friday

Yeay its Friday! Have a great weekend everyone :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

to kill some time

Some of the photos that i took around Tiong Bahru while waiting for the walk to start last Saturday. Not the best weather for photo taking, it was extremely cloudy with no sign of blue sky, but at least it wasn’t scorching hot like most days :)