About the Exhibition:
This inaugural exhibition of paintings and installations by a group of artists (Wong Shih Yaw, Tan Tuan Yong, Yap Kheng Kin, Shirley Ho and Ivy Li) who called themselves “5 Loaves”, invites you to consider the simple things in life. Their pursuit of art through contemplative practice prompts them to bring their interpretation to the many cares of our daily living. Using allegories, metaphors, representation and other visual imageries, 5 Loaves sends you on a journey of their inner and outer worlds, of dreams and childhood joys to liberation from bondage.
Ivy Inspiration on the Care-Less Exhibition derived from “My Favorite Things” is a show tune from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music.
I am creating a series of paintings which depicts objects of my childhood fantasy. The transition towards adulthood has proven itself to be occasionally mind-numbing and unimaginative. In accordance with the exhibition theme “Care Less”, this series of works is a recollection of the bits and pieces from my personal utopia.The documentation of Ivy’s happy thoughts is done in the hopes of it being like a memory box, which might just be able to take me to my secret haven when life gets old.
About the Artists:
Wong Shih Yaw graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Since then he had never look back and continue with his art career for 20 years. He had done 6 Solo Exhibitions and numerous Group Exhibitions in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Australia and Germany.
Tan Tuan Yong studied at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and also learns pottery & Ceramic from the Late Mr. Ng Eng Teng, Mr. Lim Meng Khuang and Mr. Brian Kemp. Since 1986, he had participated in numerous Group Exhibitions in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
Yap Kheng Kin has a Master of Visual Art (Painting) from Sydney College of the Arts (University of Sydney). He had won numerous Awards and had participated in both Solo & Group Exhibitions in Singapore and Sydney, Australia. He was also a Arts Seminar Speaker in several project in Project Studio-Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney and “AHCCA Postgraduate Association Conference” at the U. of Melbourne.
Ho Kar Hui Shirley has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Art from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Australia and also a Master of Education (Art) from National Technological University – National Institute of Education, Singapore. Since 1992, she had been actively involved in many competitions and exhibitions in Singapore.
Li Kexin, Ivy is studying Visual Communication @ Nanyang Technological University (School of Art, Design and Media). She had won the Most Promising Young Artist Award – Junior Section in 2005 during the UOB “23rd Painting of the Year” Competition cum Exhibition and in 2007 exhibition at “STILL SMALL VOICE”. Ivy had work as Assistant to Artists Zadok Ben David & Tang Ling Nah and Artist Ho Kar Hui Shirley during 2008 Singapore Biennale – “Wonder” and Fusionopolis Mural – “Ecospex” Proposal draft (in colour) respectively.
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