Visual Arts

Extreme Beauty
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Extreme Beauty

Organised by: Singapore Contemporary Young Artists

Date: 30 Mar – 13 Apr 2012 (Opening on 30 Mar 2012, 6.30pm)

Venue: Vue Privée

Ticket Prices: Free

Contact: siimynn@contemporaryart.sg

Website: scyaproject.wordpress.com

Synopsis:
“EXTREME BEAUTY”: A Fine Art – Fashion Exhibition

Extreme Beauty is a collage of impactful, exaggerated forms built in to a social commentary of the modern world’s notion of beauty. Expect a varied tone and approach to the curatorial for this exhibition. Interesting highlights include Skye Tan’s multi sensory artwork entitled, “The Offering” as he attempts to recreate several meat dresses with veteran artisan, Joe Rahim & perfumist Sifr Aromatics styled by Randolph Tan from Runway Addict.

Opening the night’s reception will be a performance work by Sophia Natasha Wei with her unconventional method in completing an ultimate extreme beauty regime. Other interesting artworks includes Clifford Loh’s depiction of perceptual slavery and his photographic collaboration with Frederick Lee Couture and Debra Raymond’s commentary parody of the modern world’s notions of beauty through her witty illustrations of magazine covers. Nataliette Tan on the other hand, portrays an entirely different perspective of extreme beauty in her strange and macabre way while Matthew Teo deals with the notion of beauty after death through his cool superimpositions of death portraits. Ex Starcreation 2nd runner up, Sufian is presenting a jewellery sculpture that embodies his vision of a post apocalyptic life where humans celebrate the imperfection in body deformities. Also, watch out for Fadli Rahman’s depiction of the extremities people partake in incorporate branding into their lives (and body).

The 10 selected artists will bring you through visually arresting photographs, cogent illustrations and incisive performance art, that are at times disturbing, but always stunning examples of beauty, and social commentaries of the modern perceptions of beauty found in the places you’d least expect. This conscientious and scrupulous walk-through will fill you with a sense of truth. Beauty begets beauty, let us unravel its resonance and enjoy this sublime honesty of the works.

Extreme Beauty is curated by Clifford Loh, the member of the Singapore Contemporary Young Artists Society.


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