2015 has been a significant year for Y2ARTS. Established in 2008, the gallery has made considerable headway in representing several talented artists, some are able to achieve International Art awards or been featured in art magazines, having important solo shows and/or being presented at local and international art fairs. The gallery’s humble success and growth would not be possible without the wonderful support of our collectors whom we sincerely consider as friends.
2015 is also a historical milestone for Singapore as the country celebrates 50 years of nation building. Singapore has always embody the spirit of being at the forefront of innovation and development There is an undenying fact that the country’s growth and success is phenomenal, and there is no signs of slowing down as Singapore continues to ride the wave of development and excellence. It is also through this spirit as well as the the country’s strong economy and security that Y2ARTS is able to flourish as well as to support the promotion of the Arts.
It is with immense pride and pleasure that Y2ARTS celebrates this significant year and our nations 50thBirthday by presenting a group exhibition titled JB: Jubilee and Beyond, featuring three talented artists, Tan Suz Chiang, Denis Chai and Wong Fook Liung showcasing 5 paintings each.
JB: Jubilee and Beyondsincerely hopes to pay tribute to Singapore’s phenomenal success and unwavering spirit of pursuing innovation by featuring, newly created artworks showcasing the advancement of innovation in Art through the eyes of these three talented artists. These artists embody the spirit of constant improvement and challenge traditional norms to create their personal vision of Art. Whether their artistic pursuits is within the realms of realism or edging towards abstraction, there is an undenying fact that they present a different and wondrous perspective of what a painting should be.
Using Singapore’s success as their muse, the three artists have labored creatively to present special works, not only to celebrate the nation’s birthday, but also to send a heartfelt message to wish the people of this great country another 50 years of prosperity and constant improvement.
About participating Artists
Tan Suz Chiang陈书强(born 1974, Johor Bahru, Malaysia)
Tan Suz Chiang was born in 1974 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. In 1997, he graduated from Central Academy of Art, Malaysia and in 1999 established Pure Art House. He was awarded Signature Member of National Watercolour Society (NWS), USA in 2013 and held various membership including Malaysia Watercolour Society, Singapore Watercolour Society, Penang Watercolour Society and North Kedah Art Society. His work has been widely exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions. His last solo show “Reminiscence” was held in Y2ARTS Gallery, Singapore (2014). Suz Chiang lives and works in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Denis Chai蔡佳甬(born 1974, Johor Bahru, Malaysia)
Denis creates works that are melodic in nature. There is a sense of perfect tonality in colours, rhythmic in his painting gestures and a perfect harmony of artistic techniques that range from the conventional brush strokes to the modern technique of expressive texturing. Denis admits, with deep sincerity, of his love fro his childhood rural home, and having been living in concrete and modernized urban home for many years now, Denis laments that he is slowly but surely losing the precious memories and images that he has for them. He is making a gallant attempt to capture these fading memories of a seafaring village and contrasting it with a modern twist of nature (wood grain – a symbolic representation of a rural village) to create a harmonious balance.
Wong Fook Liung黄玞龙(born 1968, Johor Bahru, Malaysia)
Johor based-painter Wong Fook Liung is best known for his allegories of personal and historical experience depicted in his parables of children at play based on his childhood memories. It is Liung’s extraordinary emotional sensitivity and ability to conjure rich parables of experience that have made his works well liked by many.
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