|Blanket #1, painted glass by Deusa Blumke|
New edition, named "Something Rather Decorative", united three talents, who try to implement art objects in real life, making it part of indoor context, embedding it in furniture or even outdoor surroundings. Moreover, this round is representing international artists.
Indonesian Michael Timothy is concentrated on abstract paintings, drawing oriental ornaments influenced by Asian works from 16th-17th centuries. As an interesting solution for the exhibition, curator Kray Chen put Michael's abstract works not only in frames on the walls, but also under glass cover on the tables, so your eyes enjoy colorful patters meanwhile you enjoy sweet treats at Merely Ice Cream.
Brazilian Deusa Blumke is working with difficult materials such as glass, reproducing human forms and expressions in forms, painting bases to connect it with human mind and playing with medium and transparent surfaces. Her works organically blend into room furnishing, becoming part of interior design, as for example, angle shaped colorful painting on glass can perfectly fit table surface and become part of the cover.
Korean Lee Young Rim is exploring relationships between art objects and real life mainly through paintings, but at the exhibition she is presented with the interesting art work - a frame, that was built in Ice Cream shop window. So the crowd of the cafe becomes art object, that is watched by people from outside. Young Rim rises questions about relationships between paintings and actual objects, reality of inner space and outer space of art pieces. We can be outside viewer and easily become part of art object.
Remember, "Finding humor"- first part of exhibition, supported by Pocket Rocket, was up from 7th to 19th of January, and united artists, who find needs to laugh from daily things and reflect it in their work. Second edition, from 21th January to 2nd of February, gathered artists under name "Background Playground" and was dedicated to importance of process of work in studio.
Built in daily life rather decorative arts are up for seeing at Merely Ice Cream @ #01-13, 91 Bencoolen Street, Sunshine Plaza. Drop by from 12pm to 11pm except Sundays until 16th of February. As the venue is super convenient for student of both Lasalle College of Arts, just across the street, and NAFA, situated in building in front, it's highly recommended for arts students to have a look and learn, how they can implement arts in life and make it something to get money from daily, in nearest future after graduation. So arts can be not only hobby and good degree, but also good source of outcome for life.
To read about another group of young artist Almanic and their exhibition Dusbunnies, please check the post Dustbunnies Exhibition