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Exhibition

20B Mosque Street: Breaking In

Exhibiting Artists: Boo Sze Yang, Chua Chon Hee, Oh Chai Hoo, Lu Yifei, TR853-1 (TraseOne), Yeo Siak Goon, Jacqueline Ng

Venue: Utterly Art 20B Mosque Street > venue details

Dates: 15 Mar 2012 - 25 Mar 2012

BREAKING IN
1 to accustom to a certain activity or occurrence; start an activity or enterprise
2 to overcome the stiffness or newness of

Rather than the other meanings of intrude, interrupt or enter without consent or by force (which in some senses we have already done by inserting ten truckloads of paintings and performing some renovations on the space), the exhibition seeks to break in our new unit in the mounting of gallery shows and art activities. 20B Mosque Street is a comfortable, spacious shophouse space on the third level, which is our third premises within Chinatown in our eleven years of existence, and the exhibition seeks to acclimatize the locality to the display and viewing of contemporary art.

Besides helping to break in our new exhibition hall, Boo Sze Yang breaks in new ways of perceiving shopping malls as the cathedrals of our time. Jacqueline Ng breaks into our roster of artists with abstracted works distinct from her usual figurative forms. The canvases of TR853-1 are already broken, and seek to break our understanding of paintings as a two-dimensional art form. Yeo Siak Goon, Lu Yi Fei, Oh Chai Hoo and Chua Chon Hee break in the new year with new work specifically for our inaugural show. Let the exhibitions begin!



Exhibited Works

Summer Rain

2012

80cm x 160cm
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD

The Statues

2012

72cm x 90cm
Acrylic on canvas
S$4500

The Quiet Beach

2011

72cm x 90cm
Acrylic on canvas
S$4500

Little Sailor

2012

80cm diameter
Oil and mixed media on canvas
SOLD

Gossip

2000

49cm x 43cm x 19cm
Stoneware
S$1800

Growth #1

2000

49cm x 40cm x 19cm
Stoneware
S$1800

Growth #2

2000

44cm x 36cm x 17cm
Stoneware
S$1500

Growth #3

2010

48cm x 42cm x 16cm
Stoneware
S$1500

Onlooker

2000

45cm x 23cm x 18cm
Stoneware
S$880

Lovers

2000

36cm x 17cm x 17cm; 32cm x 16cm x 16cm
Stoneware
S$1200

Star-Studded Man

2000

61cm x 20cm x 7.5cm
Stoneware
S$1360

Blue Dagger

2000

58cm x 20cm x 6.5cm
Stoneware
S$1360

St Peter's Basilica, Rome VIII

2010

112.5cm x 150cm
Oil on linen
S$8500

The Mall #15 (APM Millennium Plaza)

2011

61cm x 91.5cm
Oil on canvas
S$2800

The Mall #21 (Somerset 313)

2011

92cm x 122cm
Oil on jute canvas
S$5200

The Mall #22 (Iluma)

2011

92cm x 122cm
Oil on jute canvas
S$5200

Dragon

2011

76cm x 102cm
Enamel paint, acrylic, red wool string on broken canvas
S$2700

Birdie

2011

102cm x 76cm
Enamel paint, acrylic, red wool string on broken canvas
S$2700

Slider

2011

102cm x 76cm
Enamel paint, acrylic, red wool string on broken canvas
S$2700

Belon (balloon)

2012

99cm x 58cm fully extended; canvas 30.5cm square (x1) or in diameter (x3)
Enamel paint, red wool string on canvas
S$1600

Oldie

2012

30.5cm x 30.5cm (x4)
Enamel paint, oil pastel on canvas
S$1200

OCH01 Bowl

2012

23.5cm diameter x 8cm height
Black earthernware base with red slip exterior and crawl glaze interior
SOLD

OCH02 Bowl

2012

23cm diameter x 9cm height
Black earthernware base with red slip exterior and crawl glaze interior
S$450

OCH03 Bowl

2012

15.5cm diameter and 8cm height
Earthernware base with crawl glaze interior and exterior
S$300

Artists

  • Boo Sze Yang

    Singapore

    Boo Sze Yang was Head of the Department of Fine Art at his alma mater, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts before turning to practice art full-time in 2009. He received his Master in Arts Degree from Chelsea College of Art & Design, the University of the Arts London and his Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art from
    University of Reading, UK. Boo has held seven solo exhibitions and represented Singapore in numerous group exhibitions in Japan, China, Korea, Philippines, Malaysia and the UK.

    Chua Chon Hee

    Singapore

    Chua Chon Hee graduated from the Nayang Academy of Fine Arts with a Diploma in Western Art in 1980, and with an Advanced Diploma in 1982. She has exhibited extensively with the Nanyang Clay Group and the Printmaking Society (Singapore). Her works can be found at several hotels in Singapore and Myanmar, and at the National University Hospital in Singapore.

    Lu Yifei

    China

    Singapore-based artist Lu Yifei hails from Jinan in Shandong Province, China. The common thread running through his works is Yifei's childhood fantasy world. He combines personalised sentiments about life with cartoon symbolism, with each character representing a different genre of heroism.

    Jacqueline Ng

    Singapore

    After retiring from teaching, Jacqueline Ng studied ceramics under her brother, the late Dr Ng Eng Teng, between 1988 and 1993. She furthered her art education in Australia with workshops and conferences. Since 1989, Jacqueline has participated in several group shows including the Claytvity series, Nokia Singapore Art '99, Ceramitivity - The Second Statement (2002), and has held her solo exhibition Clay Sculptures (2003) at the NUS Centre for the Arts.

    Oh Chai Hoo

    Singapore

    Born 1960 in Singapore, Oh Chai Hoo graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1982. He has exhibited extensively in Singapore, China, Japan, Taiwan and Korea, and has six solo shows under his belt. He has been awarded a Distinction in Visual Art Creation by the NAFA Alumni Association (1992), Highly Commended in Abstract Medium at the 18th UOB Painting of the Year competition (1999) and obtained the Siaw-Tao Achievement Award in 2009.

    TR853-1 (TraseOne)

    Singapore

    Beginning as a self-taught graffiti artist in 1999, TraseOne (TR853-1) is highly regarded as one of the boundary-pushing pioneers of the local street art movement. In 2005, he was granted the inaugural Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Award to expand his knowledge in art, eventually graduating with a Bachelor in Fine Arts (Honours) Degree in 2007 from the LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts.

    Yeo Siak Goon

    Singapore

    Yeo Siak Goon 杨昔银 has an enduring fascination for the female form, whether decked in full costume regalia as in his Balinese dancers, or serenely bereft of clothing as in his sensual beachside nudes. Playing extensively with negative space, Siak Goon loves to conceal as much as he reveals, deliberately omitting key portions of his figures for one’s mind to connect limb to torso, and indulge in a game of visual peek-a-boo. Born in 1957, Malaysia, he presently lives and works in Singapo

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