Singapore to Galway | Art Commission

Studio update 

Singapore To Galway commission is now finished! It was an exciting project to undertake for a client returning to Ireland after a five-year stay in Singapore. By working closely with the client to understand their concept and vision, I was able to create a visual 'documentation' of the relationship between Singapore and Ireland. Luckily, they liked an early work of mine so that was useful to use as a starting point. This work was shipped in a roll for framing in Ireland. The three panels created measured 55cm W x 80cm H (22" x 32"), so it was quite a large work. You might be able to see a few places of interest in Singapore, and some spots with an Irish accent :) 

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Inspired by the landscapes of Ireland and Singapore, this artwork is about to embark on a journey across the same seas over which the client has passed over many times. Greens from Galway, shallow waters around Singapore, and everything in between. The four official languages of Singapore also feature in this work: English, Tamil, Malay and Mandarin. 

Art Commissions

I welcome art commissions. Contact me to find out more. 

Haruka Kojin @ Hermes Singapore

Hermes Singapore recently asked me to do some interpreting and translation work for the installation of several on-site art pieces by Japanese artist Haruka Kojin. It was a lot of fun to help and amazing to see the work unearthed from packing crates and then finally installed at the Hermes Liat Tower show window. 

Titled 'Contact Lense', the installation literally uses images from nearby surroundings to create a fascinating composition of distorted and reflective bubbles of light and colour. 

The acrylic disks are made up of both plain acrylic but also ones with a degree of magnification designed. In combination with mirrors, the effect is eye-catching but also somewhat unsettling. 

Kojin was born in Hiroshima in 1983 and since a child was attracted to the physical space around her, and how it defines our existence. 

Haruka has exhibited similar works in other countries, but each installation is carefully planned according to the existing space and conditions. 

For the Hermès project, Kojin is focused on extracting a kind of beauty from everyday objects and incorporating it into fashion. 

This installation can be seen until October 3, 2017 at the Hermès Liat Tower store at 541 Orchard Road. Don't forget to check out their Aloft Gallery on the 4th floor, where you can find regular exhibitions of international and local artists. 

Peranakan Printmaking - New Projects

I'm excited about a new project for my workshops - to create handprinted cotton scarves. Both sides are printed so the scarf will be reversible. Great for those chilly moments inside and hot ones out! If you like the look of this - drop me a line and I'll keep you updated for the next class!