Discover a “terraqueous” world in which the mythological, the mystical and the magical converge with the Myth & Magic art exhibition at Royal Plaza on Scotts. This exhibit showcases artworks by the artist Yen Chua.
Myth & Magic encompasses eight colorful new paintings representing mythical creatures such as mermaids and unicorns. Yen mixes acrylic with charcoal, her favorite medium since her student time, to create the vibrant artworks. For example, she is exhibiting two exquisite drawings on paper depicting mermaids complete the exhibition.
FANTASY VS. REALITY
The artist blurs the lines dividing fantasy and reality. She creates a universe in which the impossible becomes possible. For her, it’s a realm in which fancy takes flight, where the whimsical and the wonderful meet.
Yen Chua metaphorically celebrates women. She also expresses her concern for environmental issues. For example, many of her artworks echo her dreams and aspirations for a better world.
ABOUT THE ARTIST YEN CHUA
Yen Chua is an artist, art therapist and educator from Singapore. She has a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Diploma in Chinese Painting from the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts. She also has advanced degrees from the National Institute of Education and the LASALLE College of the Arts.
ART THERAPY WORKSHOPS
Yen conducts art and art therapy workshops. She also lectures on art and art therapy. She has taught at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts; Temasek Polytechnic; and LASALLE College of the Arts.
She has worked with individuals and groups with social-emotional issues. These have included inmates, children with special needs, cancer patients, teenagers with behavioral problems and elderly clients.
ABOUT ROYAL PLAZA ON SCOTTS
Royal Plaza on Scotts is an award-winning business hotel located in Orchard area. It recently unveiled its new look after an extensive renovation. Watch out for the pops of colors and accents of local heritage around the hotel.
Wall pieces of Singapore’s old shop houses add a nostalgic yet contemporary graphic element. The Asian touches added by inspiring artists celebrate the region’s rich heritage. By the way, Royal Plaza on Scotts is the first hotel in Singapore to provide free unlimited mobile data and Pocket WIFI for guests.