Hour at the museum

The Transmission: Instant Distant exhibition at Art Seasons Singapore gallery delves into the thoughts and memories of its artists. Through their works, the artists explore themes such as temptation, religion and the passage of time.

DO NOT CONSUME (2015)

By Ang Ying Xian

Dye and ink on ceramic

150x150cm

The artist was influenced by her personal experiences with food to study temptation and issues such as over-indulgence, suppression, release and deprivation. "I explore, depict and question the sources of temptation, whether it comes from within one or through the object of desire," she says.


BECAUSE THE NIGHT (2015)

By Izzy Tan

Acrylic on canvas

122x91cm

This acrylic painting is part of the Everyday series, which attempts to capture images of everyday life as well as "unnoticed things that make time tick and the days pass", according to the artist. In this work, a woman is depicted in an unguarded stance.


HEY JOE (2015)

By Izzy Tan

Acrylic on canvas

122x 91cm

The artist shows a guitar player bent over his instrument, lost in musical reverie. His works attempt to locate that "certain romance that can be found in the nuances of our daily lives".


CLOUD STUDIES #1 (2015)

By Jonathan Lim

Pastel on paper

84x60cm

This artwork, which is a representation of the sky, sees the graphic designer-artist capturing thought and emotion through abstraction.

  • WHERE: 200 Middle Road, 01-02 Big Hotel

    MRT: Bugis

    WHEN: Till Jan 9, 11am to 7pm (Tuesday to Sunday), closed on Monday and public holiday

    ADMISSION: Free

    INFO: www.artseasonsgallery.com


CHOLERIC (2015)

By Odelia Tang

Pencil graphite on paper

84x60cm

This arresting pencil drawing of a skeleton festooned with decorations such as arrows, as well as leaves and flowers, represents the "multidimensional nature of personality in the form of the id, ego and super-ego", part of Sigmund Freud's psychoanalysis theory, says the artist. It also reflects the artist's love of science, human anatomy and medicine.


LOVE (2015)

By Tan Chun Yong

Digital print on lenticular with light box

119x84cm

The artist's work reflects thoughts and memories from his personal life. Here, he has chosen to portray the emotion of lust as an intricate machinery resembling laboratory equipment, complete with wires, pumps and exhaust pipes.


METAMORPHOSIS OF TEMASEK (2014)

By Kenny Low

Print on William Turner paper

110x162cm

The artist has created an image of downtown Singapore's night skyline with skyscrapers sitting atop a jumble of glass and metal, with red smoke clouds rising ominously behind it, as gilded birds flee the country.


TWIN AMATERASU (2015)

Kenny Low

Print on William Turner paper

110x255cm

This sprawling post-modern collage is the artist's meditation on religion in Singapore. He splices temple-like structures with factory buildings and concrete plazas. "It is an expression of how many religions in Singapore co-exist," he says.

Lee Jian Xuan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 25, 2015, with the headline 'Hour at the museum'. Print Edition | Subscribe