Dates: 15 Mar 2012 - 25 Mar 2012
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!
80cm x 160cm
72cm x 90cm
The Quiet Beach
72cm x 90cm
49cm x 43cm x 19cm
49cm x 40cm x 19cm
44cm x 36cm x 17cm
48cm x 42cm x 16cm
45cm x 23cm x 18cm
36cm x 17cm x 17cm; 32cm x 16cm x 16cm
61cm x 20cm x 7.5cm
58cm x 20cm x 6.5cm
St Peter's Basilica, Rome VIII
112.5cm x 150cm
The Mall #15 (APM Millennium Plaza)
61cm x 91.5cm
The Mall #21 (Somerset 313)
92cm x 122cm
The Mall #22 (Iluma)
92cm x 122cm
76cm x 102cm
102cm x 76cm
102cm x 76cm
99cm x 58cm fully extended; canvas 30.5cm square (x1) or in diameter (x3)
30.5cm x 30.5cm (x4)
23.5cm diameter x 8cm height
23cm diameter x 9cm height
15.5cm diameter and 8cm height
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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