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 go beyond the object that was made. Craft and art are intertwining in history and the border between them is blurred. The understanding of the material and its technical knowledge are essential in the making. The use of tools to overcome the resistance of the materials is a big challenge in the art making and one might take a lifetime to master it. Through my own practice and reflection, hopefully this writing will provide an insight on why I make and how I expand my language in the 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.