10 Apr 2006 - 30 Oct 2006
Commissioned in April 2006, the project was completed by October 2006. Comprising large commissioned thematic sculpture and mobiles by Kenneth Tan, and commssioned print and relief installations by Lee Meiling and Vicente Delgado, the art works were unveiled during the official opening of the building. Neuros and Immunos are twin-tower six-storey bio-medical research facility buildings.
Centered on the theme of Creation, Nature and DNA, the collection of seven art installations relate to the spatial importance of Neuros and Immunos in biomedical R&D. The artworks inject colour and vibrancy to the lobbies and stairwells of the Phase II complex, with its signature piece, The Leviathan Turns, taking centrestage at the Central Plaza. Mr Kenneth Tan, creator of The Leviathan Turns, said: “The name of the sculpture is inspired by Thomas Hobbes. It depicts the power of Nature and the life force that created the universe. It seeks to capture life’s minute transitions in each passing reflection on the mirrored discs, and the constant evolution of life’s mechanisms within the universe. It is a celebration of Life and evolution.”
Mr Thomas Teo, CEO of Ascendas Land (S) Pte Ltd, said: “Building art into business space is in line with Ascendas’ mission of providing an inspiring environment for knowledge businesses to operate in. We believe that creative ideas flourish best in a conducive environment.”
Vicente Delgado is Spanish, and lectures at the LaSalle College of the Arts. He has studied in Madrid, Sweden and St. Martin's in London. He has done commissioned work for MTV's reception wall panels in New York, illustration for The Guardian newspaper in London, greeting card designs for Germany, and set designs and commissioned work in Singapore.
Lee Mei Ling graduated with First Class Honours in Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, USA in 1997; with a major in Fibre Art and a minor in painting as well as in ceramics. Due to her training in different disciplines, she has demonstrated immense versatility in the use of materials and a rare ambition in her technical expressions. Frequently employing techniques of the textile traditions and experimenting with new materials, Mei Ling’s works reveal a dazzling depth that appeals not
A graduate in Economics from the University of York, Utterly Art's co-founder Kenneth Tan's design flair has nevertheless been put to good use in designing the fortnightly invitation cards of the gallery, as well as contributing sculpture designs for large commissioned projects secured by his art business. He has large built sculptures gracing locations in Chennai, Shanghai and Singapore.