MAN CHIEN

MAN CHIEN (MALAYSIA)

Man Chien, a designer that gives character, emotion and life to fabric with her exceptional skill in controlling strokes and textures.
Her namesake brand of fashion is branded as “wearable art”, leads a lifestyle that allows brutally honest artistic expressions; a sentiment much needed in a generic world.
She draws inspiration from paintings, life stories, self reflections and other unconventional ideas. Each piece of garment created captures that sparkling human touch. The artisanal hand crafted technique combined with romantic sentiments and chic designs makes Man Chien a unique yet refreshing label.
Man Chien aims to bring people together to explore social welfare, world issues and mind enlightenment through art.

HAIKU FEVER

HAIKU FEVER

Dave Tai is a writer based in Singapore. Under the banner of Haiku Fever, he writes haiku for anyone on anything. From the strokes of his rickety typewriter, he’s met and written for thousands at art festivals, street parties and even weddings. Tell him your thoughts and he’ll turn it into spontaneous poetry, three lines at a time.

NATURE SHANKAR

NATURE SHANKAR

Nature Shankar (b. 1996, Singapore) is a Singapore-based visual artist whose practice
mainly revolves around textiles and the method of hand embroidery. Her installations and embroidery works are created using a mixed media approach.

Her works have been exhibited at
Singapore’s ArtScience Museum (2015), The Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries 1 & 2 (2017) as well as The Hive Gallery & Studios in Los Angeles (2018). She has also been the recipient of the Woon Tai Jee Art Prize (1st Prize) in 2016.

Nature completed her BFA (Hons) at
the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, in partnership with Loughborough University,
​and was the Valedictorian for the graduating cohort of 2017. She has also recently trained with The Textile Arts Center in New York City.

GOLD & BEHOLD

GOLD & BEHOLD

Winnie Wong is a founder of Gold & Behold, art director and artist. Gold & Behold is a contemporary home décor and lifestyle brand that creates pieces that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional. These pieces are inspired by nature, simple shapes and everyday objects.

Following the success of her first exhibition with Outsider Singapore, Winnie is back with a continuation of ‘Eggxistence’, which is set out to explore the state of living in the moment, ancient paradox of ‘Chicken or the Egg’ and existence.

The act of creation is essential to who she is and she is always interested in new ways of seeing, solutions not yet imagined, products not yet built. The limitlessness in art keeps her fascinated and she lives for the sense of accomplishment she achieves in doing art and design.

Her vision of Gold & Behold is far beyond just aesthetic and functional pieces – she aspires to inspire young artists as well as designers to be fearless in pursuing their passion and have an impact in the local art scene.

DELICATE MATTERS

DELICATE MATTERS

For any occasion or celebration, Delicate Matters is able to provide you with bouquets and oral arrangements to make the day even more memorable. The bespoke oral atelier combines their creative air with rare owers, creating new visual vocals in the oral industry. With each arrangement, custom-made using the freshest owers, new design concepts and detail, Delicate Matters creates visual statements through their oral expertise.

This is our 16th year in our ower alchemy quest, serving clients such as Barclays bank, Chopard, Club21, FLY Entertainment, Paragon and Quintessentially.

DANNY YOUNG

DANNY YOUNG

Dannick Yong is a passionate artist with a strong and unique creative taste. Often he would take paths that are unconventional and during his time in NAFA, that made him stood out amongst his school mates. He is fearless when it comes to projecting his voice and his artworks speaks for himself, often breaking boundaries with his tasteful photography skills. He lets emotions lead him in the execution, rather than using logic, staying true to what he believes in and present a genuine artwork that is able to connect with the people around him. Taking risks is very important to Dannick, of which he was able to exhibit nudity content durng NAFA’s 2016 best of best show which was a stepping stone for the instituition had never done it before. His works continues to break taboo barriers and create pathways for junior artists in hopes that they have a role model to look up to and be as fearless as he is.

ANDREA GOH

ANDREA GOH

Born in 1995 and raised in Singapore, Andrea Goh has always been different. She realised her affinity for the arts and has been pursuing her passion ever since. At age 12, Andrea was accepted through direct admission to the first ever arts high school in Singapore, School of the Arts (SOTA). Being part of the first batch of 150 students to attend, and training for the International Baccalaureate Program (IB), she joined Visual Arts in SOTA and was tutored in courses such as ceramics, sculpture, painting, media arts, photography, design and film for 4 years, before migrating to Perth, Australia with her family in late 2010.

Andrea enrolled herself in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), for a Diploma in Graphic Communication in 2013. Little did she know, she was born to be a designer, and that she would fall in love. One of Andrea’s greatest flaws would prove to be her greatest strengths as she begun her journey in NAFA. You see, Andrea was diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD), also known as simply as depression, dissociative identity disorder (DID), formerly known as multiple personality disorder (MPD), and generalised anxiety disorder. Dr Nelson Lee, her psychiatrist told her once, in 2014 that Andrea’s problem was that she saw the world as black and white, as all or nothing, as though the world was nothing but a chess board, and the collective community pawns, governed by fate, each move preplanned and executed to perfection. To respond instead of react is coterminous to what Andrea has been taught for about a quarter of her life. To think rationally, to stop the downwards spiral into death and destruction before it even began. To step back, reign in her emotions and pause before acting.

Concepts like The Butterfly Effect (the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state), coined by Edward Lorenz, and the Collective Consciousness, (the set of shared beliefs, ideas and moral attitudes which operate as a unifying force within society), introduced by the French sociologist Émile Durkheim, as well as the Theory of Knowledge influenced many of her works, and would be the substratum of her work, “Respond, Not React.”

JUNYU XU

JUNYU XU

Born in Malaysia, Junyu Xu is passionate about photographing people and fashion. “I move to Shanghai because the city gives me great inspiration. My style of photography nowadays shows my affinity with watching movies, cultural differences and loneliness.”