Spotted! Xinyi aka L.S.O.D.

LSOD-Calendar 2018

LSOD-Halong Bay

LSOD-Party Dish

LSOD-Rainy Day

LSOD-Yoga and I

LSOD-Zine

A self-proclaimed doodler, Xinyi creates works that provoke happy feelings. In 2012 she started her Little Shop of Dreams.  “I share my world through the usually monotoned doodles sometime with a dash of colour and the occasional handicraft.”

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Spotted! Yik Keat aka YK

Lee Yik Keat-1

Lee Yik Keat-2

Lee Yik Keat-3

Lee Yik Keat-4

Lee Yik Keat-5

Lee Yik Keat-6

Self-taught urban photographer Yik Keat‘s unique colour aesthetic adds a cinematic tinge to his frames. YK states he is known for the movement in his photographs and the ability to give streets personality.

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THOUGHT LINES An exhibition by Berny Tan

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Thought Lines Study #2

Thought Lines – Study #2, 2017

Thought Lines Study #5

Thought Lines – Study #5, 2017

Thought Lines Study #17

Thought Lines – Study #17, 2017

(from the press release)

In her first solo exhibition, Berny Tan presents a new series of twenty abstract embroideries, reflecting on the medium’s obsessive nature through the repetitive motion of stitching. Each study is created by adhering to sets of written rules, based on thought patterns and mechanisms that manifest within the artist’s personal anxieties.

Rejecting the image-making typical of traditional embroidery, the artist concentrates on meticulously enacting these systems. Yet, there remains a latent tension between the mechanical and the human – the pieces are intensely structured at first glance, but closer inspection reveals how every decision, inconsistency, and workaround is recorded in thread.

The series thus seeks to inhabit an ambiguous space where the delicate and the compulsive, the therapeutic and the torturous all coexist; where the desire for control also keeps perfection out of reach.

The exhibition opens on Thursday and runs until 28 January at Supernormal.

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Spotted! Joshua Kane Gomes

Compromise #1 (2017)

Compromise #1 (2017)

Compromise #1 (2017) detail

Compromise #1 Detail (2017)

Dah Makan (2017)

Dah Makan? (2017)

Dah Makan (2017) closeup

Dah Makan? Closeup (2017)

Untitled (2017) dark

Untitled (2017)

Untitled (2017)

Untitled (2017)

Last year, Joshua Kane Gomes graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied under the Tuition Grant for Art Institutions. His work primarily centres around themes of identity and space. “Documenting my mental processes and states through the art-making process, I peek into the grey areas between cold rationality and sentimental sensibility,” Joshua explains. “I often work with sculptures and installations that leverage on evoking mood and atmosphere, be it through form or material language.”

Joshua has exhibited in local and international shows including The Dung Beetle Project at Chan + Hori Contemporary and the 3rd Taiwan International Miniature Sculpture Exhibition at the National Dr Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. He also completed mural commissions in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia and picked up the 2017 Cheong Kam Hee Art Prize.

 

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Spotted! ZZ

zz-DIY Paper Effigies

DIY Paper Effigies (2017).
Paper offering construction kits, re-interprets the Chinese tradition of burning paper gifts through a hands-on and intimate process.

zz-Multi-Touch

Multi-Touch (2015).
Interactive sculptures stimulating gestures of scroll, flick and pinch, extracts the navigational language between our fingers and the smartphone screen out of its interface.

zz-transparent red packet

Transparent Red Packet (2018).
Red packets made tinted and transparent, failing to conceal its monetary gift. Ultimately, it is the thought that counts.

zz-Wrong (Red Chair)

Wrong (Red Chair) (2017).
Wrong is a collection of objects common to an HDB void deck playfully altered, producing an awkward, absurd and surreal quality.

zz-慢

慢 (2016).
Wristwatches pared down to a second hand, reminding you to stop chasing the minutes and live for the moment. Be slow.

“Straightforward, critical and witty, we are ceaseless producers of ideas that comment on society and everyday encounter in a frank and often humorous manner,” says Lim Zeharn, one half of creative studio ZZ.

Together with his twin brother Lim Zeherng, they combine studio art and design. “Our making ranges from disruptive and pattern-breaking artworks to the creative fields of art direction, print and packaging, photography, film and digital multi-media. In commercial projects, we hold a critical focus on constructing brand authenticity, identity to channel and communicate our clients’ core messages.”

 

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