Playing With & For The Community
Mary Chia To Raise Funds For VSA Singapore
In Commemoration of 30th Anniversary
– “iMspiration” Art Affair will feature artworks
including paintings, sculptures and installations –
View Artists’ work here!
(more will be updated shortly)
Singapore, August 3, 2012 –
Singapore Contemporary Young Artists is an advocator of Contemporary Art by Young Artists in Singapore. The term Young Artists refer to the fresh & bold approaches in Contemporary Art by Artists who have up to 10 years of experience.
SCYA was formed to highlight and inform about Contemporary Art Practices of the now from art mediums in Photography, Hyperrealism paintings, new ceramics to Performance Art, Street, Graffiti Art, Concept Art & to New media technology in Video/Sound Art. Artists worldwide have explored these art forms since the 20th century and into the 21st.
We are very pleased and delighted to work with Mary Chia & Very Special Arts in this exhibition showcase that reflects the role of Modern Woman; One that faces challenges to the traditional notion of her role in an ever changing society. Woman of today’s world posses strength, beauty, intelligence & engages her flexibility to adapt to her independence while remaining devoted to the family & her role in her community.
We believe Woman of all ages, races, position, physical abilities are vital to any society’s growth and with her presence, she will continue to contribute in strengthening feminine theories, feminine culture through action, work and image.
In this carefully curated collection of works, we will find works that expresses the inner strength of the woman, the nostalgia of a woman’s history, her interest and ideas in physical beauty, her dreams, her beliefs and her exploration of her identity in the human form.
An example of a woman’s struggle with life choices is Daniela Zanardi’s piece called Damara.
In the painting, Damara holds roses in one arm, which symbolises love and an apple, in her other, signifying a symbol for knowledge, immortality, temptation and sin.
One is confronted with the idea of identity as seen in Willis Turner’s Flowers All Over as she depicts the blooming of herself into womanhood.
Pieces that explore Women in popular culture are Tay Lai Meng’s Marilyn Monroe and Chang Shuian’s Mulan where both artists take on portraying Femme Fatale as the symbolic representation of Strength, Power and Beauty. These two works are illustrated to depict their icons as superheroes.
Wendy Lim challenges the cohort of works presented against the grain with Fat Lady. A comical ceramic piece in which Wendy emphasis that size has no implication to be a lesser being and that happiness and confidence comes from self-acceptance, therefore Fat Lady seats with a contented smile.
It is clear there is no lack of creativity and talent in Singapore’s community from the collection of works that these artists have showed. We should applaud their contribution in their visual skill no matter their ability, in creating alluring artworks which public can identity with. In adopting or collecting art, it is a good activity to first engage oneself in a larger context by sharing ideas and thoughts, through opening up to new possibilities of expression and then to serving the community. It is to the best intention that this exhibition encourages artistic appreciation to inspire an economically sustainable society for the arts.
Media Lunch – 3 August 2012