Weekends with the Artist

Weekends with the Artist

Painting Demonstration
Keen to find out how interventions work in Choon Jin’s creative process?

Join us for public painting demonstrations with third-party brushwork interventions with Choon Jin.

18 and 25 March 2017
2 – 4 pm

Meet the Artist
Looking for an opportunity to have a casual chat with Choon Jin?

19 and 26 March 2017
2 – 5 pm

Venue
Exhibition Gallery @ Visual Arts Centre
10 Penang Road
#01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green
Contact: Si Qi @ 65 6255 0711

Contemporary ink artist Lim Choon Jin explores interventions in art creation with new works at the Visual Arts Centre

Contemporary ink artist Lim Choon Jin explores interventions in art creation with new works at the Visual Arts Centre

An artwork may have the ability to connect to its viewer through the persuasion of mental or emotional relevance. This connection is created by the artist based on his own purpose and objectives.

What happens when the viewers become the catalysts of the artist’s creative process? By engaging in a shared conversation with an intended audience, will this experience push the artist to create new styles and forms?

These are the questions that form the basis of upcoming exhibition, Interventions and Contemporary Ink, by contemporary ink artist Lim Choon Jin at the Visual Arts Centre.

Learning about Portugal from participant, Isabel L A Frango
Learning about Portugal from participant, Isabel L A Frango

Curated by Vincent Lin, the theme for this exhibition is inspired by his own observations on how conversations or shared experiences can affect a person’s behaviour and perceptions. He conducted a 3-month field research involving a selected group of participants and the artist.

Interventions and Contemporary Ink will run from 17 to 26 March 2017 at Visual Arts Centre, Dhoby Ghuat Green. The Centre opens from Monday to Sunday at 11am to 8pm. Admission to the exhibition is free.

Press Release of the exhibition is available here.

Ink painting… Not so simple afterall

Ink painting… Not so simple afterall

Jin Yin Mo is pleased to announce the opening of its YouTube channel.

The purpose of its YouTube Channel is to provide videos of Mr Lim’s creative process for selected works.

The initial soft-launch of the channel includes four full length videos of Mr Lim’s creative process in creating four artworks (based on the seasons) that are part of the field study conducted in late 2016.

Subscribe to the Jin Yin Mo YouTube channel for updates.

Featured Field Session III

Featured Field Session III

The third session centred on the shared travel experiences of the participant and Choon Jin. The participant was able to share her vivid memories of her travels and provided a helpful sense of emotion and personal reflections about her work and travels.

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A photograph of what the participant saw during her trip. Image courtesy of V Li.

“Based on the sharing of her travel experience, I leaned towards the usage of strong colours to express what she saw. In conventional Chinese Ink painting, you seldom see this kind of expression. This is my way of fusing Western and Chinese concepts in my work, as a development for my unique Chinese Ink painting style.”
– Choon Jin

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Choon Jin reflects as he paints his personal interpretation of the participant’s travel experience.

The resulting artwork surprised the participant due to the intensity of the image and colours used.

“The blend between Western and Chinese art is surprising to me. When you see the painting from a Chinese painting perspective, things you seldom see in Chinese art, you can actually see in this painting. When you see it from a Western art perspective, you can see a tinge of Oriental flavour in it.”
– V Li

As a personal takeaway from the session, the participant was able relive the memories of her trip and even the emotions she felt then.

“It (the session) was very pleasant. It reminded me a lot of my trip there… the scenes, the feelings and emotions that I had when I was at that place. This artwork really reminded me of so many places there.
– V Li

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