STPI is proud to present “Freely, Freely” by Jane Lee, the Singaporean artist’s latest solo exhibition of original works produced during her residency at STPI. The homegrown artist often blurs the line between the two and three-dimensional with her visually stunning tactile works and her pieces aim to challenge the notion of what constitutes a painting, pushing both the limits of the materials as well as the techniques used in painting.
At STPI, Lee moved away from abstraction and painting to discover print and paper. “This show is about being free” says Tony Godfrey, one of the contributor’s for Lee’s catalogue. “Jane wanted to make work that was diferent from what she normally did. She has not done anything with paint in the show – and if there is paint, as on the side of the acrylic works, it was applied by someone else.”
Lee actively stretched the possibilities of the medium of print and paper by combining unconventional materials to produce dynamic installation works that fully immerse the viewer, as she considers themes of entrapment and freedom, using new visual metaphors such as birds and nature. “I wanted to work around a good narrative. I thought about paper, paper—tree, tree—birds. I’m exploring the idea of freedom and imprisonment using images of birds,” said Lee in an interview.
The exhibition will run from Sunday 17 January until Saturday 20 February, 2016.
About the artist
Lee lives and works in Singapore. She holds a BA in Fine Arts (Painting) and a Diploma in Fashion from LASALLE College of the Arts. Her works have been shown in many exhibitions in the region, and has won several awards, most recently the 2011 Celeste Prize in New York (Painting). Lee is also the first recipient of the Singapore International Residency Art Prize in 2007 and her largest work to date Raw Canvas, measuring 9.3m by 7.1m was showcased at Singapore Biennale 2008 and “Collectors Stage” at Singapore Art Museum in 2011.
STPI is an internationally renowned space in Singapore with a creative workshop focusing on innovative print and paper techniques. They offer a dynamic residency programme for leading artists from around the world, where they can experiment and push the boundaries of artistic creation with alternative methods and materials. The combination of a critically acclaimed residency programme, gallery and exceptional workshop expertise make STPI one of the most-cutting-edge destinations of contemporary art in Southeast Asia.
PANEL DISCUSSION WITH JANE LEE, EITARO OGAWA, SUNDARAM TAGORE AND TONY GODFREY
SUNDAY 17 JAN 2016
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
VIP BREAKFAST WITH CONTEMPORARY ART INSTITUTIONS
WEDNESDAY 20 JAN 2015
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
FRIDAY 22 JAN 2016
About the exhibition
Date: 17 Jan – 20 Feb 2016
Address: 41 Robertson Quay Singapore 238236
Tel: +65 6336 3663
Courtesy of the artist and STPI, for further information please visit www.stpi.com.sg.