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     Instinc presents 'Bottoms Up'

 4 - 27 April 2006

Source: www.rubix-cube.com

In 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!

About Instinc

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.

ARTISTS

Yeo Shih Yun

An 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.

Wyn-Lyn Tan

In 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 exhibitions include Exit 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.

Anne Vilsoe

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.

Warren Khong

A 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 

Address         23 Emerald Hill Road, Singapore 229305

Tel                (65) 6735 9867

Email                   project@instinc.com

Website        www.instinc.com

Opening hours     Tue 每 Sun 11am - 6pm, closed on Mon

                     Tue 每 Sun 6 - 8pm (By appointment only)

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