Trina Poon's first solo painting exhibition CITY LIGHTS

Thursday 16th Oct 2003 7.30 pm
Utterly Art Exhibition Space
208 South Bridge Road 2nd Level, Singapore 058757
Tel: 6226 2605 E-mail:
Mon-Sat 11.30 am - 8 pm Sun 12 noon - 5.30 pm
The exhibition runs till Sunday 26th Oct 2003.

Upon his migration to New York, the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian was inspired to paint Broadway Boogie Woogie (1943), a piece which while keeping to his severe aesthetic of intersecting straight lines and limited colour palette, was nevertheless alive with the vibrancy of his new adopted city as his once uniform bars of colour were broken into several multicoloured segments. Sixty years later, one could imagine young Singaporean artist Trina Poon to have taken flight with Mondrianís preliminary ideas. She presents a portrait of a city breathtakingly complex in its conception and execution, comprising literally hundreds of fragmented colour cells in a starburst of exuberance. The bejeweled brilliance of her painted surfaces never lets the eye rest as it flits from colour block to grid to diagonals to stripes. As the consummate metropolitan, Trina distills the essence of the buzz of her city living in canvases of vibrant colour and energy. Her paintings virtually twinkle with the shiny brilliance and showy lights of her busy home.

Preview Trina's work now at the preview of ARTSingapore, now on at the Ground Floor Lobby, Singapore Tourism Board, Tourism Court, 1 Orchard Spring Lane till MONDAY 13TH OCTOBER, 10am to 7pm.