Day 1 (Video on Demand)Wednesday 28 July 2021, 16:00
Day 2 (LIVE)Thursday 29 July 2021, 14:35
Making something has played an important part in human evolution, and our hands have been used as tools in the making. From making something to making art, how are our sensory experiences involved in the process and how does it go beyond the object that was made. With craft and art intertwining in history, the border between both is blurred. The understanding of material and technical knowledge is essential in crafting. The usage of tools to overcome the material's resistance is a big challenge in art-making, one might even take a lifetime to master it. Through his practice and reflection, Nyan Soe shares his insights on the reason behind his craft and how he expands his language in art-making.
Nyan Soe (b. 1987) obtained a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) with Honours from the University of East Yangon, Myanmar in 2007 and subsequently graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art (Sculpture) from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in 2013. Nyan Soe is currently a visual art technician at SOTA while continuing his artistic practice. He works with a variety of mediums including clay, Chinese ink, wood and stone. Since graduation, he has exhibited in Singapore, Myanmar, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines and China. His commissioned projects include The Serangoon River for Parkland Residences and Fat Man Rocking Chair for Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, NAFA Campus V, Singapore.