读·的N种方式 | Reading from N angles
李 捷 Dr.Jie Li-Elbrächrter
巫思远 Boo Sze Yang
李 志 Justin Lee
刘轩齐 Xuanqi Liu
李 捷 Jie Li-Elbrächter
许凯婷 Kaiting Koh
主办 Organizer： 卓尔书店✖️NOTHINGART
地址：Wheelock 1-2楼，501 Orchard Rd, 新加坡，238880
《读·的N种方式》是卓尔书店联合NOTHINGART®️在新加坡的第一场艺术展览。特邀著名德籍华人策展人和艺术家李捷博士Jie Li-Elbrächter担任策展人；现居于新加坡的 巫思远Boo Sze Yang、李志Justin Lee、刘轩齐 Xuanqi Liu、许凯婷Kaiting Koh及李捷Jie Li-Elbrächter五位国际知名艺术家参展。
Zall Bookstore will officially launch in Singapore in January 2021, featuring 80% of its collection to be Chinese books. It also embodies the spirit of humanities, creativity, art, and lifestyle, aspiring to reshape Singapore’s Chinese cultural landscape.
“Reading from N angles” is the first collaborative art exhibition between Zall Bookstore and NOTHINGART®️ in Singapore. Specially invited, is famous German-Chinese Curator and Artist, Dr. Jie Li- Elbrächter (as the curator and artist) together with five internationally well-known artists who are now living in Singapore, namely Boo Sze Yang, Justin Lee, Xuanqi Liu and Kaiting Koh to participate in this exhibition.
Zhang Yan Yuan（Tang Dynasty） often compares “painting” to “book” in “The Legend of Famous Paintings in Past Dynasties”, suggesting that “paintings and writing are essentially the same without distinction. The books exists to convey its meaning; and paintings exists to show its shape.” Although the current “book” does not completely refer to the “book” of Zhang Yan Yuan in ancient times and the term “painting” is now more of a manifestation of visual art, “book” still nonetheless conveys its meaning while “painting” sees its form.
Starting from “reading”, this exhibition not only includes the five artists’ interpretation of life, art, and culture, but also includes the perspective of “Zall” of life, art and culture, including the “reading” of their audiences and readers.
Sojourn in Singapore, China and Germany.
Artist; Curator; Founder of NOTHINGART; Director of China Art Foundation, Guest professional of Fudan University, Guest professor of Jinling Institute of Technology.
Dr. Jie Li Elbraechter is devoted to spreading Chinsese culture and art since 2009. She organized many exhibitions of Chinese and foreign artists as well as the art exchanges between colleges and institutions.She’s held solo- and group exhibitions in some cities and countries, such as China, Singapore, Germany, France, Switzerland and England.
She took part in the exhibition of Germany Munster Architecture Festival,Won the Prize of Germany Jestburg Creative Artists. Her autobiography was made into a film released in the Cinema in Munster, Germany. Her professional art literatures have been published in Sinology Studies, Journalism & Communication, Research in Education Development and Overseas Researches on China.
Jieli finished her Ph.D. of anthropology of art of Fudan University in China. She obtained the Master of Liberal Arts in Germany Munster Academy of Arts and won the title of the Meisterschueler.
She studied in London Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in England, Ecole superieure des Beaux-arts de Geneve in Switzerland and Central Academy of Fine Arts in China.
Boo Sze Yang
Boo’s paintings deal with a broad range of subject matters, from mundane domestic objects to images of car and airplane crash-scenes, derelict interiors of cathedrals and unpeopled chambers of shopping malls. Boo treats banal objects, modern architectural interiors and destructive scenes as metaphors for the human condition, transforming these into a symbol of contemporary life through his loose, gestural technique and use of a restrained palette to emphasize the materiality of paint.
Boo Sze Yang graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in 1991; completed his Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art at the University of Reading, UK in 1995 and received his Master’s in Arts Degree from Chelsea College of Art & Design, the University of the Arts London in 2004.
He’s held the solo exhibitions and group exhibitions in some cities and countries.He is a recipient for the Asian Artist Fellowship Award 2010/2011 sponsored by Freeman Foundation for residency at the Vermont Studio Center in USA, and the Distinguished Alumni Medal 2017 from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore. In 2003, he was awarded the Juror’s Choice for the Philip Morris Singapore-ASEAN Art Award and in 2009, the Platinum Award, UOB Painting of the Year Competition. He is featured in the publication 100 Painters of Tomorrow published by Thames & Hudson in 2014.
His works are in the collections of the National Gallery Singapore, the Singapore Istana Art Collection, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore, United Overseas Bank, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Simmons & Simmons Contemporary Art Collection, Urban Redevelopment Authority Singapore and Yingu Art Mansion in Beijing.
Imagination on “天马行空”，Silkscreen on print
Justin Lee was awarded Mont Blanc Young Artist World Patronage Project 2006, Hamburg, German. He was also awarded the Lasalle Scholarship (Master of Fine Art), NAFA Scholarship for his BA degree course in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore in 2005 and the National Art Council, Georgette-Chen Arts Scholarship for his Diploma in Fine Arts from the Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore which he completed in 1999.
Justin has also participle in several exhibitions in Singapore，Japan，Korea，Beijing，Bangkok ，Taipei，and Malaysia.
弦 Chinese ink & Acrylic on rice paper
刘轩齐的作品先后在香港、台湾、新加坡、美国展出并受到好评。他获得了新加坡联合海外银行2012年铂金奖，并于2012年和2014年入选新加坡Dr. Tan Tsze Chor艺术奖决赛。
Born in China 1977, Liu Xuan Qi majored from Shanghai Publishing and Printing College in Art and Design, in 1999. He moved to Singapore in 2006.
With his background as a graphic designer, he explores elements from traditional Chinese ink paintings, icons and imagery from eastern cultures and fuses them with contemporary design, merging the east and west. He adopted a different artistic expression by exploring the art with his personal style touch of traditional media and design element of eastern meet western culture.
Liu Xuan Qi’s works are exhibited and well-received in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and the United States. He received various awards, such as the 2012 Platinum Award from United Oversea Bank Painting in Singapore.
Mixed Media (Polyester mesh, Silicone rubber, Polyurethane )
她对人际关系有着浓厚的兴趣，积极参与社区艺术项目。2014年，她的作品被马来西亚 Lim Lian Geok Foundation和政治家卡帕·辛格(Karpal Singh)的家人收藏。近期探索物理空间与社会关系交叉的作品分别在新加坡Very Quiet Studio和新加坡Tan Tock Seng医院展出。
她的作品参加了“创意差异：2018年NAFA’s Best of the Best Showcase”和“品味艺术”(鉴赏家协奏曲与NAFA国际于2017年举办的集体展览)。她还参加了2016年的Pulau Ketam国际艺术节，2017年在波士顿的Muskat工作室展出了她在驻地期间创作的作品。最近，她获得了大华年度绘画新秀奖。此外，她还是2018年NAFA Fine Art Awards的获奖者。
Koh Kai Ting(b. 1996, Malaysia) is a recent graduate from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a Diploma in Fine Art ( with Distinction).
With a keen interest in human relationship, she actively involves in community art project. In 2014, her works were collected by Lim Lian Geok Foundation, Malaysia and the family of politician Karpal Singh. Besides, her recent works exploring the intersection of physical space and social relationship were exhibited in The Very Quiet Studio, Singapore and Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore.
Her works were exhibited in the Creative Differences: NAFA’s Best of the Best Showcase 2018 as well as the Savour the Arts, a group exhibition held by the Connoisseur Concerto and NAFA International in 2017. She has also participated in the Pulau Ketam International Art Festival 2016, and her artworks produced during the residency were showcased at the Muskat Studios in Boston in 2017. Recently, she won the first prize in UOB Painting of the Year, Emerging Artist Category. Also she was a recipient of the NAFA Fine Art Awards 2018.