A Group Exhibition: ‘Time and Space’ – Maya Gallery


Maya Gallery

Aug 06 - Sep 26, 2021

Starpore, Former Marina Bay, Circa 2080, Lee Hon Kit, 2021, Digital art print on acrylic, 40 x 81 cm
All images courtesy of Maya Gallery

Maya Gallery is delighted to present Time and Space, an exhibition that explores our built environment from the past, present and into the future through the eyes of three Singaporean architecture-trained professionals Lee Hon Kit, Edmund Low and Jeffrey Wandly. Each has his own unique response to uniqueliving environments on our island, expressed through different media of digital art, photography and paintingrespectively.
Featuring 40 works, the exhibition aims to increase an awareness of Singapore’s built environment and its changing landscapes, encourage the younger generation to appreciate Singapore’s struggles and achievements, and celebrate the intangible memories of our visual heritage. Supported by National Arts Council and held in commemoration of Singapore’s National Day, the showcase runs from 6 August to 26 September 2021 at Maya Gallery’s new space.

  • Jalan Batu Flats, Edmund Low
    2020, Photograph on archival paper, 37 x 49.3 cm

  • National Theatre, Jeffrey Wandly
    2021, Ink and acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

About the Artists

LEE HON KIT (b. 1968, Malaysia)

Lee Hon Kit picked up his love for drawing at a young age. He often spent time doodling and drawing whenever he could. Nurtured by loving parents, who granted him unfettered access to comics, his love for the medium grew. He soon develop the talent to draw comics of his own. At age 13, he left his hometown in Malaysia for Singapore after he successfully applied for the ASEAN Scholarship.
After his studies at Raffles Instituition and Raffles Junior College, his love for art motivated him to pursue his interest at the National University of Singapore, where he earned a B.A. (Hons) in Architecture. During NUS, he continued to draw comics for comic publications and The Sunday Times. His popular weekly comic series “Huntsman” continued for 2 seasons. He won 3rd prize in both National Computing Board and Computimes Digital Art Competitions (1997). Hon Kit is the founder of Visualmediaworks and is sought after for projects that require the combination of his talents in both architectural design and visualisation skills.

  • Lee Hon Kit

  • Moving House, HDB Flats, Circa 2070
    2021, Digital art print on acrylic, 40 x 81 cm

  • Tanjung Pagar Tetris Towers, Circa 3000
    2021, Digital art print on acrylic, 40 x 81 cm

  • T50, Changi Cloudport, Circa 2080
    2021, Digital art print on acrylic, 40 x 81 cm

EDMUND LOW (b. 1965, Singapore)
Edmund Low grew up in Toa Payoh for more than 30 years until he got married and moved out to Farrer Park. Graduated from the National University of Singapore in Architecture (1994), he currently works as a full-time architect in a small private practice which he established in 2000. Edmund has always had an interest in photography. He has been taking photographs as a hobby since 1984.
The photos shown in this exhibition were captured around 1986-87. Depicting scenes of Kampong Glam, Chinatown and Farrer Park, these photos not only document the built environment and neighbourhoods, but also the people who lived in these areas and their cultures. Some of these areas no longer exist; the intangible characteristics associated with them will eventually cease.

  • Edmund Low

  • Contemplation Before Prayer, Sultan Mosque
    1986, Photograph on archival paper, 15 x 21.5 cm

  • Shophouse With Bicycle, Chinatown
    1985, Photograph on archival paper, 15 x 21.5 cm

  • Cyclist, Upper Boon Keng
    2019, Photograph on archival paper, 21.5 x 15 cm

  • Track And Field, Farrer Park Stadium
    1996, Photograph on archival paper, 21.5 x 15 cm

JEFFREY WANDLY (b. 1964, Singapore)
Jeffrey Wandly captures heritage and historical landmarks with ink and acrylic on canvas. Fondly called “Building whisperer”, Jeffrey has exhibited in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Korea and Vietnam. His works can be found in the collections of Singapore and foreign government ministries, organisations and private individuals.
Jeffrey earned his Master of Project Management from Queensland University of Technology and Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) from the National University of Singapore. He won the Best of Show Award at SeniKita by Kamal Arts Gallery, Wisma Geylang Serai (2020), Merit Award at the Singapore Tourism Board’s Saces Sculptor Competition (1980) and Third prize (Seniors) at the Takashimaya National Student Painting Competition (1992). He is a recipient of the MENDAKI Excellence
Award (1993) for being the top Singaporean Malay student at tertiary level; and the Architecture Angullia Scholarship. Jeffrey is a project management professional, an associate member of the Singapore Institute of Architects and co-founder of Maya Gallery.

  • Jeffrey Wandly

  • National Library II
    2021, Ink and acrylic on canvas, 120 x 120 cm

  • National Theatre II
    2021, Ink and acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

  • Wisma Geylang Serai
    2020, Ink and acrylic on canvas, 180 x 90 cm

  • Sultan Mosque IV
    2020, Ink and acrylic on canvas, 180 x 90 cm

About the Curator
MASTURAH SHA’ARI (b. 1969, Singapore)
Masturah Sha’ari earned her Master of Arts in Asian Art Histories from Goldsmiths, University of London through LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. She received her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Economics and Malay Studies, from the National University of Singapore, and Diploma in Design Communication from LASALLE. An accomplished designer, she has worked on corporate identities and publications for an extensive clientele and is the co-founder of Maya Gallery.
As an artist, Masturah has exhibited in Singapore and Malaysia. She is a member of the Women Artists Association and management committee member of Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya (APAD). She was appointed as Chairman of the Singapore Women Artists Exhibition 2021, organised by the Federation of Art Societies Singapore (FASS) and held at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. Masturah has worked at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (ICAS). She strongly supports multiculturalism and inclusivity, as well as the bridging of traditional and contemporary art practices.


Time and Space

6th August - 26th September 2021
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Maya Gallery
57 Genting Lane #05-00 Singapore 349564
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Editor: Aura Contemporary Art Foundation