Sunjin Galleries & AFFLUENT Capture New Fans and Captivate the Old
60 guests and art-lovers were invited by AFFLUENT to witness the debut night of the Urban-G Group Exhibition at Sunjin Galleries at the ION Gallery. The show focused on the works of five painters, each examining an aspect of our local-built or natural physical environment and exposing the social-economic-cultural ethos emanating from when the country was/is still ‘young’.
A week-long exhibition which captured new fans
All 5 artists were present to speak to their supporters and captivate new fans as they spoke about their masterpieces during this art opening reception exhibition. It was the best part yet, as all who attended could have their enquiries about the artwork addressed, giving them a greater understanding of the artists’ intentions.
Guests were enthralled by the nostalgia asserted for what it was like in the past or/and is now. Especially through some of the artists’ representations of Singapore that has come and gone, which has become bedrock which shaped the memory, knowledge, and historical consciousness of Singaporeans and others alike.
(Left to Right) Artists Choy Weng Yang, Jeffrey Wandly, Brian Adams, Liang-Gek Cheng, and Dick Lim
Choy Weng Yang is a painter from the Pioneers generation who has been painting for several decades. He works with the idioms of pure complementary colours and slashing, enmeshing mark-making to bring out a charged, heightened space of light and drama.
Brian Adams’ works look to what has been Edenic in the treescape and plantings within our cultivated parks, grasslands or open spaces near residential edifices. His paintings open up visions of possible relief, transcendence and escapes from our ever hamstrung hastening lives.
Artist Brian Adams getting up close and personal with guests
Dick Lim’s work captures with much visceral effect the almost palpable pithy acrid smelliness of the Singapore river in its murky crowdedness.
Liang-Gek Cheng’s works mediate on her memories of growing up in the Singapore of the mid 60s among the dwellers who kept vegetables and husbandry farmsteads to being fed a staple of stories by her grandmother and parents who had lived through the war years and its aftermath.
Jeffrey Wandly captures historical landmarks in his own distinct style. Using ink and acrylic on canvas, this architecture-trained artist’s mark makings have been described as “fluid with bouncing and dancing lines”.
2 Orchard Turn
Time: 10am – 9pm (daily)