I = Am
A figurative exploration of identity by
Arron Teo and Janice Chin
THURSDAY 4th MAY 2006 7 pm
Utterly Art's NEW space (above Teck Soon Medical Hall,
opposite the Sri Mariamman Temple, Pagoda St Entrance)
229A South Bridge Road (2nd Level) Singapore 058778
Tel: 6226 2605 Fax: 6226 2645
Mon-Sat 11.30 am - 8 pm Sun 12 noon - 5.30 pm
The exhibition is CLOSED on FRIDAY 12th May, Vesak Day
and runs to SUNDAY 14th Apr 2006 .
I am what I am, I am my own special creation.
- Jerry Herman, La Cage Aux Folles
Both the young artists involved in I=Am are involved in a search for expressing personal identities through art. But while Arron Teo takes the attention-grabbing route with his acrylics of bikini-clad ladies and manga-inspired icons, Janice Chin takes a quieter path, presenting introspective renditions of boxed-in figures in pastels. The exhibition is thus of contrasting styles, pitting technicolour pop art against surreal, psychological dreamscapes, and the viewer vacillates between flashy images of external branding and subdued figurations of internal tensions.