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Exhibition

Boys who like Boys who like Girls who like Girls

Exhibiting Artists: Aiman Hakim, Jolene Lai

Venue: Utterly Art 229A South Bridge Road > venue details

Dates: 08 Sep 2011 - 18 Sep 2011

Utterly Art presents Boys Who Like Boys Who Like Girls Who Like Girls.
The exhibition showcases the latest work of local artist Aiman and Los Angeles-based artist Jolene Lai, in a series of stunning visual dialogues.

The title for the exhibition itself is derived from the fact that each of the artists narrates their practices through the use of male and female figures, respectively. Their distinct styles are highlighted in this impassioned series of artworks, in which their unique but overlapping perspectives on the world and one's relationship to it begins a dialogue that invites the viewer to join the conversation.

Aiman’s series of works questions the very idea of social facades in human interactions, sensing the incongruency between exhibited social facades and real thoughts. He uses toys in his works for the same reason: to create a semblance of fantasy for the purpose of making reality more palatable. His series of works also expands on the theory of symbolic interactionism; a sociological perspective that places emphasis on the interpretative analysis of social relations.

Jolene’s series of artworks captures fleeting moments. She highlights each piece of work with locations or environments that she has sourced from her various expeditions or travels in the United States. Jolene‘s depictions of female characters in her works seem locked in time, conscious only of their own trains of thought and impervious to the goings-on of the outside world.



Exhibited Works

The Toy that Spoke with an Accent

2011

100cm x 100cm
Oil on canvas
S$3100

The Makings of a Little Red Soldier

2011

80cm x 80cm
2011
S$2900

Hard Truth #1

2011

80cm diameter
Oil on canvas
SOLD

The Victory Parade

2011

100cm x 135cm
Oil on canvas
S$3300

Seaside Bubbles

2011

30in x 40in
Oil on canvas
SOLD

Hello Fish

2011

30in x 40in
Oil on canvas
SOLD

Lolly Polly

2011

30in x 40in
Oil on canvas
S$2700

Sarah's Secret

2011

30in x 40in
Oil on canvas
SOLD

Little Red Soldier

2011

30in x 40in
Oil on canvas
SOLD

Artists

  • Aiman Hakim

    Singapore

    Aiman Hakim graduated from the LASALLE-SIA School of the Arts in 2004 with a Diploma in Fine Arts. Awards he has obtained include the LASALLE-SIA Scholarship, Georgette Chen Scholarship and the Winston Oh Travel Award. He has participated in several group exhibitions in Utterly Art, Art Seasons and the Earl Lu Gallery in LASALLE.

    Jolene Lai

    Singapore

    Jolene Lai is a Los Angeles-based artist and illustrator born and raised in Singapore. She graduated from LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore and UCLA Extension's Design Communication Arts program. Jolene lives with her partner and their faithful cat Martin in Los Angeles.

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