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Friends of STPI 2020

Published by STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, 2020-11-02 07:45:12

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STPI Annual Friends  Fundraiser 16 to 25 October 2020



Click on the Artist's name below to be directed to the relevant page Yanyun Chen Genevieve Chua Goh Beng Kwan Hu Qiren Charles Lim Dawn Ng Manuel Ocampo Alvin Ong Ong Kim Seng Ruben Pang Khairullah Rahim Melissa Tan Odelia Tang Natee Utarit Jason Wee Ian Woo Use the icon at the end of each section to return to this page

Yanyun Chen Image courtesy of the Artist

About the Artist Dr. Yanyun Chen (b. 1986, Singapore) is a visual artist. She runs a drawing, animation and installation practice, and her works delve into the aesthetic, cultural and technological inheritances on one’s body, unravelling fictional and philosophical notions of embodiment. Her recent works include Women in Rage, Stories of a woman and her dowry, and The scars that write us. She received the Prague International Indie Film Festival Q3 Best Animation Award (2020), ArtOutreach IMPART Visual Artist Award (2019), National Youth Film Awards Best Art Direction Award (2019), and Singapore Art Museum President’s Young Talents People’s Choice Award (2018). Her works have been exhibited internationally, including Buenos Aires, Korea, Macau, Belarus, The Netherlands and Czech Republic. Chen graduated from the European Graduate School Philosophy, Art, and Critical Thought PhD programme in 2018. She lectures at Yale-NUS College in Singapore, founded illustration and animation studio Piplatchka, and publishing house Delere Press LLP.

Variations and Variables Fabric Sketch FR20-01 2019 Digital print on cotton Framed: 103 x 140 x 2.5 cm Unique Estimated Market Value SGD 7,000 Starting Bid SGD 5,000 Image courtesy of the Artist



Genevieve Chua

About the Artist Genevieve Chua (b. 1984, Singapore) is a painter who works primarily through abstraction. Chua employs a method of working that unfurls and reveals the painter’s process through diagram, palimpsest, syntax and the glitch. While notions of nature and wilderness persist across several works, the form taken by her exhibitions – image, text or object – is disrupted through painting. Chua’s selected solo exhibitions include Twofold, STPI Gallery (2020); Closed During Opening Hours, LASALLE’s Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (2019); Vestigials and Halves, Project 7 1/2, Seoul (2017); Rehearsals for the Wilful, Silverlens, Manila (2016); and Parabola, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Singapore (2014). She is the winner of the 2020 IMPART Award (artist category), and was conferred the Young Artist Award (2012) by the National Arts Council, Singapore.

Breeze Blocks #12 FR20-02 2020 Acrylic on linen 28 x 19 x 4.5 cm Unique Estimated Market Value SGD 1,500 Starting Bid SGD 1,200



Goh Beng Kwan Labyrinth of Liberty (detail), 2019

About the Artist Goh Beng Kwan, was born in 1937 in Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia and resettled in Singapore in 1945. His formative studies under ‘pioneer masters’ Dr. Chen Wen Hsi [1906-1992] and Cheong Soo Pieng [1917-1983] in the 1950s instilled in him an abiding appreciation of Asian art traditions. Under an Allen Tucker Scholarship, then a Ford Foundation Scholarship, Goh pursued his art education at the reputed Art Students’ League of New York (1962-63), and Provincetown Workshop, Massachusetts (1964). Goh’s art underwent radical shifts. He was initiated into collage by the renowned collagist Leo Manso [1914-1993], and registered a renewed sense of his Chinese and Peranakan ancestries, which he began to reference in his works. Goh returned to Singapore in 1966, and in the ensuing decades, emerged as an outstanding collagist and a pivotal figure of modern art in Singapore. He introduced an astonishing range of materials into art-making including tea- wrappings, acupuncture diagrams, nails, strings and sand. His broadening of the boundaries of what was acceptable artists’ resources was enormously influential on successive generations of mixed media artists. A nostalgia for ‘unspoilt Nature’ in the face of urbanisation began to be discernible in Goh’s landscapes of the 1970s and 1980s. Goh’s collage ‘Dune’ won the first prize in the UOB Painting of the Year in 1982, and much acclaim was to follow. For his contribution to the visual arts, Goh was honoured with the Cultural Medallion in 1989. He is today regarded as one of the vanguard artists of a generation that shaped modern art history in Singapore.


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