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 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 different 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 5 March 2016.
About the Artist
Lee lives and works in Singapore. She holds a BA in Fines 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.
Press release courtesy STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery.