About Savour The Arts
Savour the Arts by NAFA has entered Season 5 in a most unusual way. In the past four seasons, we saw aspiring artists exude their passion through exploration in experimental strokes, creating multi-varied art styles for our viewers. This time we brought in 10 emerging and seasoned alumni for a change, and for varied palates (or palette, if you will).
Our featured veteran artists expressed themselves through bold, emotive strokes in zen studies (Simon Wee), as well as delicate colour studies of Singapore’s street scene (Poon Keng Cheong). Through cultivation in their world of painting, matched with their humble personalities, both Wee and Poon have garnered international followers.
Kamal Dollah’s Star Anise in batik is both timeless in subject matter and medium. His delightful and traditional approach marks the evolving context of batik as a rich visual presentation. Likewise, Kim Ng and Sonas Lim apply traditional materials such as ink and rice paper to interpret new arrangements and aesthetics that befit their engagement in the medium.
Everyday things and floral studies are small works by Ang Ping Ping. Through them, she communicates her gentle observation of these quiet moments in time. Eunice’s exploration in paper textures uses collage on round frames, at times eluding to relatable sentiments within its vibrant colours.
Grace’s distinct layered impasto of a sunset overcast onto poppy fields guides viewers to find their own centre. My artworks have also been added through simple cats as a mix of humour and appreciation of defiant felines. Finally, young Deepti epitomises an old soul. With a keen eye for details, she orchestrates her palette in signature overlays of burgundy and copper hues, emanating turbulence through chaotic brushwork.
Art is a foundry of joy and expression, and we would like to share this intimate connection with you, our viewers, through Savour the Arts.