the month of April, Instinc presents
"Bottoms Up", a cheekily titled art exhibition inspired by beer,
cocktails, wines, and any other kinds of drinks (alcoholic or
otherwise!). It's an apt inspiration, especially since the gallery sits
near the Emerald Hill bar strip.
The show will feature collage works, paintings and installations, using
all sorts of scrap beverage materials, such as beer labels and used
mineral water bottles. Drinks were drunk, and beer was bottoms up - all
in the name of collecting materials for the artists' creations.
The results are works that aim to present a different perspective of
everyday drinks, though we can't guarantee the artists were not
intoxicated while creating their art!
Housed in a quaint Peranakan shophouse on historic Emerald Hill, this
artist studio-and-gallery is a step and a hop away from the main
shopping artery without all its hustle and bustle.
It＊s a cool, soothing enclave that＊s perfect for appreciating and
creating art. Come to admire (or critique!) the artworks, chat with the
artists-in-residence or participate in art workshops.
instinc is no highbrow, stuffy
commercial gallery, but a casual, inviting space where viewers are
encouraged to come and ※smell the paint§, as it were, and discover the
thoughts and processes behind the artists＊ works.
Yeo Shih Yun
admirer of the works of Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell and Franz
Kline, Shih Yun's works are typically executed with high-energy
spontaneity using Chinese ink and acrylic. Untrained in the concepts and
skills of art-making, Shih Yun's raw intrigue for creative forms and
expression served as the only guide to her emerging creative vision. She
graduated from Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts (Singapore) with a
diploma in Communications Design at the and later attended one-year
Post-Baccalaureate Program (Painting) at San Francisco Art Institute.
One of Shih Yun's early experimental works received acclaim as a
highly-commended entry for the UOB Painting of the Year competition in
1999. Shih Yun has exhibited in Singapore in solo and group exhibitions
and her recent exhibitions include Exit at Intrude Gallery in
Melbourne, log:one03 at Block43 Studio Gallery and NewFinds
2003 at MITA ARTrium and curated Gong Xi Fa Cai at instinc.
Her professional experience includes working as an educator, freelance
designer, curator and filmmaker. Besides her own art practice, Shih Yun
has also collaborated with artists from US, Canada, UK and Singapore for
the past four years.
her five years of painting, Wyn-Lyn has developed a personal artistic
language through the bold interplay of colour, light, texture and
contrast. She obtained her Diploma in Fine Art from Nanyang Academy of
Fine Arts and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) from Royal Melbourne
Institute of Technology. Her works have been widely exhibited in various
art exhibitions in Singapore and abroad, and are collected by both local
and international private and corporate collectors. Her recent
at Intrude Gallery in Melbourne and Two Women, Two Stories at
Gallery+. She is a recipient of the Highly Commended Work Award in
Abstract Medium in the 22nd UOB Painting of the Year
competition in 2003, and was also a selected
artist for New Finds 2004, an annual showcase of new talents by the Art
Galleries Association in Singapore.
Self-taught Danish artist Anne Vilsoe has a deep passion for the
interplay between language and images. She has a Master＊s degree in
language and semiotics (＆the science of signs＊), and through her art she
tries to grasp the mental images that are triggered when combining
linguistic expressions/concepts with visual images such as symbols and
icons. Anne＊s main source of inspiration is the colourful images of
advertising that often conveys very complex meanings in very simple
images 每 and the opposite. Through all her paintings and collages she
tries to incorporate some element of humour or irony.
Ironically, the best way to descripe Anne＊s work is 每 tactile! When
approaching the very different pieces, one not only wants to watch but
also touch the paintings. Primarily using a knife and acrylic paint,
Anne incorporates magazine clippings, sand, varnish and marker pen to
create vibrant and colourful pieces that speak for themselves.
young artist practicing the graphic, superflat style of art, Warren is
much influenced by God, youth and popular culture, fashion and club
culture, Japanese anime and manga as well as the fiction
novels which he constantly devours, all of which usually become elements
in his art. And while he is a self confessed technophile, Warren is not
yet a ＆pathological-techno-fetishist-with-social-deficit＊ 每he still
enjoys having a good time at a bar with a couple beers.
Fact sheet 每 instinc
23 Emerald Hill Road,
(65) 6735 9867
Tue 每 Sun 11am - 6pm,
closed on Mon
Tue 每 Sun 6 - 8pm
(By appointment only)