LASALLE Show 2013 : Plenty to See.


24th May 2013. Vesak Day.
I am overwhelmed.
So many works!

Just a week or so ago, I was at the NTU Art, Design and Media Graduation Show and then last Friday, I went for the LASALLE Show 2013 Exhibition. I was rather impressed by the works, particularly those from the Visual Communications.

La Salle Grad Show 2013

This time round, it would be just a few of my humble opinions and a series of photos to tantalize your senses and get you to visit the show, because it was worth it.

La Salle Grad Show 2013

For the fine arts, there are hits and misses. But certain works definitely raise some eyebrows and some intrigued me with their unique styles and clever wit.

La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013

Veronica Lek's Transit is a simple but clear video work about movement and crowd. It is a close-up of an escalator and the changing interchanging of light and shadows narrates the whole concept of transit clearly.

La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013

Moving on to architecture, I have the impression that the works here are pretty much driven by form and the really good panels have excellent aesthetics. I also observed, like NUS, there is a concern for healthcare and the elderly, something that I also observed in the Visual Communications section.

La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013

The fragmented, triangulated form is quite common among the works at the grad show. How I am somewhat attracted to Lee Yun Ying's design for Gan Eng Seng Primary. I thought despite the fragmented form, there is a consistent axis that ground it down, making look like floating spaces. I am not quite sure whether it is a fitting design for a primary school though.

La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013

The Visual Communications section is truly the star of the show, the aesthetics were great and what really made me enjoy this show is the depth in many of the works at the Visual Communications section. The nostalgia theme for example, wasn't just a superficial exploration but there is much thought and process put into getting the essence of that nostalgia theme.

La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013

There were journals of personal experiences, studies of symbols, interviews, analysis of the aesthetics etc…it was in short, enjoyable! Like a really prepared dish that smelt great, looks good and tasted delicious.

La Salle Grad Show 2013

Recollection by Lee Suyeon is an project exploring the collection of memory within one's self. "Digital Dementia" is a term for people suffering from poor memory due to dependency of digital devices.

La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013

Typography works at the La Salle Grad Show was intriguing.

La Salle Grad Show 2013

Eleonora Lam does a nice job exploring typography. She even has journals detailing her studies such as this section on kopitiam.

La Salle Grad Show 2013

Victor Goh explores visual elements of HDB flats in Residential Rediscovery. Another interesting work that goes beyond just simply taking a few photos of HDB flats or presenting them superficially, motifs such as the orchids at the HDB flats in Pasir Ris are being studied.

La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013

Amazing illustration of the map of the world in Soul : Save Our Underwater Life by Suma Balaram.

La Salle Grad Show 2013

Then there is Packaging Design featuring re-designs for brands like Red Man, Khong Guan

La Salle Grad Show 2013

Merlion Chocolates...

La Salle Grad Show 2013

And in another student's work, Nissin noodles!

La Salle Grad Show 2013

Its time for Breakfast with Marmite in Illusion Play by Jenny Feng Jie Lian

La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013

Naturity are a series of beautiful packaging designs by Aiden Tan Kim Leng. The packages bears the shapes of certain fruits and nuts such as acorns.

La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013

I rather enjoy The Estate-tic Project by Dionne Hoe in which the project attempts to interest Singaporeans "to discover more about the various estates in Singapore".

La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013

Don't Wait Till They are Gone by Shanlyn Chew Xiang Ying seem to focus mainly on Tiong Bahru where the project tries "to address the problem of realizing the importance of a heritage only when it is soon-to-be-demolished or demolished".

La Salle Grad Show 2013

Void; The Spaces Between by Lim Jing Yuan is a beautiful and impressive work focusing on urban spaces that are "being used on a daily basis and was often neglected and forgotten in the midst of all the fanciful buildings."

La Salle Grad Show 2013
La Salle Grad Show 2013

Hui Fang Kor's attempt at an Olympic logo with Singaporean flavour. Pretty clever! Although I am not sure about the emphasis on the two glass conservatories of Gardens by the Bay.




La Salle Grad Show 2013

lastly, what is Singaporean's favourite breakfast?

La Salle Grad Show 2013


Date and Time
Fri 24 May - Thu 6 Jun 2013, 11am - 8pm daily

Venue
All galleries, LASALLE

Admission
Free

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