FORM | MATTER An exhibition featuring new works by Justin Lee, Yeoh Wee Hwee and Yeo Shih Yun
FORM | MATTER
An exhibition featuring new works by
Justin Lee, Yeoh Wee Hwee and Yeo Shih Yun
Presented by INSTINC x MOYEM, Singapore
Opening: 27 Sept 2017, 7pm- 9pm
Exhibition: 28 Sept - 31 Jan 2018
Opening hours 10am to 8pm
Address: MOYEM 1 Kim Seng Promenade #03-15 Great World City Singapore 237944
Tel : 62350883
"Art always serves beauty, and beauty is the joy of processing form, and form is the key to organic life since no living thing can exist without it" Boris Pasternak
INSTINC x MOYEM is excited to collaborate and launch a first-of-its-kind art space in an aesthetics clinic. For its very first exhibition, INSTINC x MOYEM is pleased to invite three Singapore artists to produce new works, conceived and created for this exhibition, and focused on one of the main issues of aesthetics and artistic research in contemporary times: the relationship between form and matter. In which ways can a form materialize? How does form affect matter? How does matter affect form? The artists are committed to suggest different possible answers to some of the basic questions for art in, in which matter becomes form and form reveals itself into matter. The title of the show suggests the multiple senses and meanings of the relation between form and matter, a necessary unit and a dialectical contrast at the same time.
Artist Justin Lee's new series "Beautiful People" created in watercolour on paper hopes to create an environment that allows people to acknowledge and pay tribute to beautiful people in life that brings self-esteem and happiness to our society. Artist Yeoh Wee Hwee's new body of works explore the tension of space and language of surface by juxtaposing forms created by mass produced materials against found objects. Artist Yeo Shih Yun's new works play with silkscreen paints and ink and abstract forms. These unique, one -of-a-kind paintings created by using screen printing and painting together. The artist would like to call this: Screenpaintings.
This inaugural exhibition coincides with the launch of Form | Matter, a high performance skincare line by Moyem Medical Aesthetics. This result-oriented range is designed to feed the soul as it nourishes, uplifts and illuminates the skin, hence elevating the mundane work of self-care to an enjoyable art of ritual of daily life. For every day is a brush stroke on the canvas of Life, single brush strokes that can add up to a Masterpiece. This exhibition by INSTINC x MOYEM celebrates art, beauty and life.
About Justin Lee
Justin Lee is a Singaporean visual artist, a Master of Fine Art graduate from Lasalle the college of Arts 2016. He works with paintings, prints, installations and sculptural and found objects to depict the relationships between people and society. He has participated in numerous artist-in-residence progammes in Japan (Fukuoka, Studio Kura-2012/14, Itoshima Art Farm-2014, and Tokyo Youkobo-2013). After his graduation with a Diploma in Visual Arts (Fine Arts), he was one of the selected local artists trained at the Tyler Print Institute in New York. Over the years, he has participated in numerous exhibitions held in Singapore and internationally (2000-2002) The artist’s background in graphic design has greatly inspired his concepts on consumerism. He is well known for his paper cut inspired paintings with a fusion of eastern and western elements that highlighted how Western consumerism-culture has infiltrated the East and his ancient Eastern figurines modeling western luxury products.
About Yeoh Wee Hwee
Yeoh Wee Hwee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons – 1st Class) Fine Art with Contemporary Writing from University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom, in 2006. After receiving her Art Bursary (Oversea) in 2007 from Singapore National Arts Council, she continued to pursue her masters degree in Fine Art from The Glasgow School of Art, United Kingdom, and graduated in 2009. She is currently a part-time lecturer in LASALLE College of Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Yeoh Wee Hwee’s work received Honourable Mention for Singapore Philip Morris Arts Award in 2005 and NAFA President Award in 2006. Her works has also appeared in group shows in the UK and Singapore. Amongst the group show she participated in, there were “Set It Up and Go”, APS Artnews Projects + Twinspace in Germany, “CHAIRITY2012” Red Dots Design Museum in Singapore and the more recent “Coming Home” which she collaborated with young children to create an installation for the Passion Arts Festival 2014.
About Yeo Shih Yun
Born in Singapore 1976, Shih Yun is a full-time artist and Director of INSTINC, an independent artist-run space. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration(Marketing) from National University of Singapore, Diploma in Communications Design from Lasalle College of the Arts and Post- Baccalaureate (Painting) from San Francisco Art Institute in 2002.
Yeo Shih Yun is known to reinterpret the very act of ink painting with striking results. Her experimentations of fusing the traditional form with contemporary mediums like new media or performance art has garnered much acclaim, including a commission by the Singapore Art Museum, winning the Sovereign Asian Art Prize People’s Choice Award in 2012 and being awarded a Certificate of Distinction and Highly Commended Entry at the UOB Painting of the Year Competition in 2007. Her painting at the Sovereign Asian Art Prize was auctioned by Christie’s Asia in 2012. Her recent exhibition was in NUS MUSEUM titled “Scholars and ink.
About INSTINC x MOYEM
A fresh and instinctive collaboration between a home-grown art space and a luxury medical aesthetics clinic, this unique partnership is about living with art.The art world can appear intimidating and inaccessible to the uninitiated. By presenting carefully INSTINC curated artworks from established and promising emerging artists in a non-gallery space, the collaborative hopes to expose the average person to high quality artwork in an approachable way, whilst delivering an inspiring experience that resonates with the goal of achieving whole-self wellness for the clinic’s patients.
Moyem Medical Aesthetics is a brand new clinic with familiar faces to the aesthetic scene on its highly experienced team. Besides providing the latest premium treatments and facials that deliver results backed by scientific design, this cozy contemporary oasis offers a rejuvenating escape energized by the warmth of its people, their passion for perfection, its ever changing art-splashed walls, and the delicate details in every corner. For the creation of beauty is an art – one that demands the perpetual invention of detail and the exquisite care of execution.
Set on a quest to dream, empower and indulge, Moyem Medical Aesthetics aims to form a platform from which one can strive beyond convention limits to reach for the stars, and be the place to find greater human-to-human and self-to-skin connection.