Playing With & For The Community
1.Tell us a bit about yourself.
I started learning music when I was four. Since then, I have been teaching the drums, playing the guitars and contemporary keyboard. I was introduced to traditional mediums of art when I was in secondary school and am currently pursuing my Bachelor of Fine Arts in digital arts. Working mainly in installations, my cognitive process naturally starts from the audio and visual perspective of my past influences. This journey gave me a persistent reverence towards mix media.
2. How did art get into your life? What kind of artist are you?
Art got into me when it was the only subject I could pass in junior college. That was when I decided to pursue it as a career. I am a multidisciplinary artist. I always feel uncomfortable whenever my work fails to incorporate cross-disciplinary elements. My work spans across paintings, sculptures and digital installations.
3. Who or what is your inspiration?
My inspiration lies in mundane and ordinary forms. They are opportunities for me to transform into art through different ways of seeing, be it conceptually, visually and metaphorically. My final work does not need to be visually pleasing or pretty, but rather strong and unique.
4. How do you see your place in the arts and what are your main aims and hopes for yourself as an artist in the arts scene?
I believe that creativity is an emerging field that will increasingly shape the practice and consumption of the arts into the 21st century. I do see myself guiding this growth as Singapore establishes a reputation as a creative hub.
5. Has this influenced your art or your goals in life in any way?
Not really. Whatever the environmental situation in the industry, I always knew I wanted to be an artist.