Dates: 14 Nov 2012 - 18 Nov 2012
Watercolourists can sometimes be like documentary photographers - they capture nostalgic old scenes but also snapshots of their time, which in time become scenes of yesteryear. Foo Kwee Horng captures vanishing tradesmen, the old district of Kampong Glam and experiments with monochrome scenarios. Tilen Ti's shophouses are executed in every imaginable colour, his watercolours slyly turn familiar places into stranger, more flamboyant versions of themselves. While Aaron Gan's watercolours use a distinct economy of strokes and empty spaces to create evocative tableaux of nature and city.
Foo Kwee Horng obtained his BA with Merit in Social Work and Japanese Studies at the National University of Singapore in 1993, and his Postgraduate Diploma in Education and MA (visual arts research) from the National Institute of Education, Singapore in 1997 and 2005 respectively. He was Highly Commended at the 18th UOB Painting of the Year Exhibition (1999) and won Honourable Mention at the Philip Morris Singapore Art Awards (1999), and has exhibited in London, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Sing
Born in Singapore in 1979, Aaron Gan graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Deanâ€™s List) from the University of Western Australia in 2003. Aaron Gan started painting full-time in 2012 after joining the Singapore Watercolor Society. He was selected to be one of only three Asians at the International Watercolour Biennial in Belgium (2012), and his work was featured in Artistâ€™s Palette, a leading Australian arts magazine (2013).
Tilen Ti does not believe in still life. His depictions of Singapore defy reality, rendered in colour that he senses rather than sees. Vividly awash with hues of every imaginable colour, his watercolours slyly turn familiar places into stranger, more flamboyant versions of themselves. Born in Raub, Pahang, Malaysia in 1969, he attended the Saito Academy of Art in Petaling Jaya, graduating in 1992. Three years after moving to Singapore for work, he started painting as a self-taught artist in 2009