29 Mar '14, 1pm

Get starry-eyed with the galactic-inspired works by Singaporean artist Melissa Tan

Get starry-eyed with the galactic-inspired works by Singaporean artist Melissa Tan

At the age of just 24, the local artist has already made her solo debut last month with an exhibition called And the Darkest Hour is Just Before Dawn at Richard Koh Fine Art. Since graduating from Lasalle with a degree in Fine Arts, she’s participated in group shows including Singapore Art Museum’s Singapore Show: Future Proof in 2012. This new series, comprising paper cut-outs, is inspired by the formation of crystal clusters under extreme pressure and heat. 1 Tan started out as a painter but soon started exploring other media such as porcelain and oil painting. First and foremost, though, ‘I see myself as a visual artist as I feel that my field allows me to explore many aspects of fine arts,’ she says. 2 Aside from traditional media, she’s been trying to work with ones ‘that are difficult to manipulate myself, mostly with technology and video works’. 3 For her first solo...

Full article: http://www.timeoutsingapore.com/art/feature/cheatsheet-me...

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