'VENTURE' Second Solo Exhibition by Siow Wan Leen June 9 - 24, 2018 at Hin Bus Depot Gallery. Opening: June 9, 2018 (6pm - 9pm)
About the artist:_ Siow Wan Leen is an emerging interdisciplinary artist who works with the practice of improvisation and spontaneity, as she is skilled in multiple forms, most notably: visual arts, dance, music, performance, and design. Her work grows out of child-like exploration, experimentation, and the search for new aesthetics so as to bare the mark of integrity of the heart and mind in relation to the created works.
Wan Leen does not work with planned concepts but rather sees that her consciousness is well suited for creative venture, believing the consciousness already contains the most important material to begin a work. However, she does not discount the notion of conceptual approach in making art, for that is something she might advance into in the future. In addition, it is also the approach of some of her earlier works shown in this exhibition.
Besides working with a range of forms, she sees each of her works as beginnings that lead to other creations—a perpetual organic process, where one work matures and metamorphoses into another, and thereby demonstrates the potential to endless venture into multiple directions of creative disciplines such as film, performance, and fashion.
This second solo exhibition, ‘V E N T U R E’, marks Siow Wan Leen’s new creative venture as an artist, putting on display her practice with different creative forms through experimentations within each medium, incorporating cross- disciplinary art practices and collaborations. ‘V E N T U R E’ also displays her selected earlier works.
Siow Wan Leen is a Goldsmiths College, University of London fine art graduate (2014) and also completed an associate programme with Chantry Dance Company (2014). She aspires to have her own company with her own line of creative expressions in the future, working with different creative disciplines and collaborators.