Announcing Brandon Fernandes & Naomi Soh’s Exhibition “Fate”

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We are pleased to announce an exhibition Fate by Brandon Fernandes & Naomi Soh on May 27 (Sat) & 28(Sun), as a result of their collaborative activity during thier stay at Studio Kura.

Brandon Fernandes is an new media artist hailing from the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He is a graduate from 3dsense Media School in Singapore and is attending the ‘artist in residency’ program at Studio Kura for the second time.
Having a range of skill sets, his main focus is visual story building with characters and environments, making them either whimsical or a bit surreal keeping a connection with reality. Character development is another one of his important focus as he likes to portray the human connection with the surround environment in the painting as well as the connection with the viewer.

Naomi Soh is an artist hailing from the sunny island of Singapore. She is a graduate of 3dsense Media School in Singapore, and is here in Studio Kura, for the second time.
Also known by her art handle “Naoxy” she loves to paint pieces with people as her main focus, because she believes that every person has a story, and every story is worth telling. She also focuses on trying to create positive emotions with every piece she works on.
Though she works mainly in digital, Naomi also loves to experiment with traditional mediums like graphite, ink, copic markers and watercolours.
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Announcing Colin Peel’s Exhibition “Springtime – Water Colour Sketches of Itoshima and its People”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Springtime – Water Colour Sketches of Itoshima and its People by Colin Peel on May 25 (Thu) to May 27 (Sat), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Colin Peel is essentially a figurative painter – He paints what he sees.
“Painting is rapidly becoming somewhat of an obsession in my retirement after careers in both Science and Business. The creative process is endlessly rewarding. I have had the opportunity to attend many workshops and art trips with professional artists but regard myself as an amateur artist. I did have a successful first solo exhibition and surprisingly sold 33 paintings. I have no formal art qualifications.”
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Announcing Rajiv Alvares’s Exhibition “Star Wars Challenge”

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We are pleased to announce an exhibition Star Wars Challenge by Rajiv Alvares on May 27 (Sat) & 28(Sun), as a half result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.
*His final exhibition will be held on July 24(Sat) & 25(Sun).

Rajiv Alvares is an Indian based Concept Artist in the Video Game Industry. He is a Fresh Graduate from 3dsense Media School, Singapore, were he trained as an Digital Artist.
During his year in school.The idea of Art challenges were pretty addictive to him.Initially intimidated by them he tried few in school and got hooked on it like a drug. ” There is some thing about a challenge that make it addictive, you have short burst of energy towards some thing and have to produce it in time to fit a larger idea, its just an awesome feeling to me ” .
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Rajiv Alvares (India) Residence: May to June 2017

Rajiv Alvares is an Indian based Concept Artist in the Video Game Industry. He is a Fresh Graduate from 3dsense Media School, Singapore, were he trained as an Digital Artist.

During his year in school.The idea of Art challenges were pretty addictive to him.Initially intimidated by them he tried few in school and got hooked on it like a drug. ” There is some thing about a challenge that make it addictive, you have short burst of energy towards some thing and have to produce it in time to fit a larger idea, its just an awesome feeling to me ” .

His plan for this residence is to simulate such a scenario.One challenge in school that got passed him was a Star wars Challenge, were in artist were invited to create different iterations of scenes and props for the famous franchise.This was his long time obsession, but unfortunately couldn’t keep up during school.But this time he’s back with focus to finally and hopefully succeed in finishing it. His exhibition will be held on May 27(Sat) & 28(Sun) as well as June 24(Sat) & 25(Sun) 2017.

– Rajiv Alvares’s website

*Rajiv Alvares is a selected artist of the 3dsense-Studio Kura Artistic Residency Award, a one month residency award to participate in Studio Kura artist-in residence program, dedicated for top alumni students of each batch for 3dsense Media School program students in Singapore.

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Announcing Jesse Ng’s Exhibition “Shelters”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Shelters by Jesse Ng on May 25 (Thu) to May 27 (Sat), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Jesse Ng is a visual artist based out of Brooklyn, NY. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at NYU in 2011 and has since shown her work in various spaces around New York.
Her body of work is an exploration of the landscape and their interpretation as architectural and isometric objects. From a fascination with scientific illustration, the environment is converted to observable specimens by balancing organic forms with the rigidity of line and structures. Her work expresses our need to comprehend and control our environments but also be unconsciously over taken by them through memory or emotion.
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Announcing Justin Lee’s Exhibition “They Used To Be My Playground… かつてそこはわたしの遊び場だった”

We are pleased to announce Justin Lee’s exhibition They Used To Be My Playground… かつてそこはわたしの遊び場だった until May 28 (Sun), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura .

Justin Lee was graduated from Master of Fine Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore/Goldsmiths University of London in 2016. He was nominated for the President’s Design Award and a recipient of the Mont Blanc Young Artist World Patronage Project in 2006.
Justin is currently working on a series of motif, billboard and signage that was based on the discovery of sub-culture living in modern Japan has enable the artist to draw parallel of constructs from used/discarded objects/images to the study of people, history, contemporary culture, traditional family values that are present in their personal and social network. This trip is supported by Singapore International Foundation where it seeks to bring Singaporeans and our friends from overseas communities together, to connect and collaborate for positive change.
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Announcing JP Neang’s Exhibition “Finding Home”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Finding Home by JP Neang, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura on May 25 (Thu) to May 27 (Sat).

JP Neang is an Artist, Educator & Creative Director based in Bay Area, California. She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts at California State University, Sacramento. Founder and Educator of Imaginary Atlas, a global initiative for creative education. JP’s work has been showcased in various galleries in the US and Internationally. And has been awarded Innovator of the Month at the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco.

She continues to push the boundaries of drawings, landscapes devoid of color with images that evoke stillness and playfulness.
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Announcing Elena Boils’s Exhibition “The Minimum Excess”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition The Minimum Excess by Elena Boil, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura on May 27 (Sat) & 28(Sun).

Born in Mexico, Elena Boils is an Illustrator and visual artist based in London. She graduated from University college Falmouth in 2012 with a bachelors degree in illustrator and later on from Central Saint Martins with a masters degree in theory and philosophy of Art.

Her work is a mixture of digital and hand created images which explore space as a place where both the observed and the imagined come to be. Colour is a key element to the way in which she creates images as well as the simplicity of arrangement in objects.
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Announcing JP Neang’s Workshop “See Life. Sea Life” on May 27 (Sat)

We are happy to announce our current residence American artist, JP Neang’s workshop “See Life. Sea Life” at Studio Kura on May 27(Sat).
*We closed the application due to the number of applicants reached the quota. Thank you very much!

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JP Neang is an Artist, Educator & Creative Director based in Bay Area, California. She decided to give a fun and happy workshop to kids over 5 in Itoshima during her stay!

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Announcing Mark Yong’s Exhibition “Vision”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Vision by Mark Yong on April 22 (Sat) & 23 (Sun), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Mark Yong is a Concept Artist / Illustrator based in Singapore.
For him, drawing became more than just a hobby. He completed his Diploma in Digital Media Design (Animation) at Nanyang Polytechnic in 2013 and Diploma in Digital Design and Illustration at 3dsense Media School in 2016. It was there that he was selected for the 3dsense-Kura Artistic Residency Award.

*Mark Yong is a selected artist of the 3dsense-Kura Artistic Residency Award, a one month residency award dedicated for top students of each batch for 3dsense Media school diploma program students in Singapore.
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