While a lot of people have taken to cameras and smartphones to document their travels, Singapore-based artist Cherngzhi Lian takes out his pencils and watercolours to remember the sights and sounds of places. Cherngzhi ‘thinks of his artworks as a study of the world and humanity and uses it as a tool to comprehend the human […]
The use of the tree in the realm of the fine arts seems infinite. An inspired Shih Yun Yeo recently conceived of a truly unique study. The artist engaged in ‘collaboration’ with various trees in Singapore, collecting a number of drawings for a solo exhibition in 2011. The work relates heavily to her attempt to ‘release drawing from its enslavement to the artist’s hand’. Poetic and romantic, the expression cedes control to the natural environment as a creative source. Green envy.