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April Ng

"I explore the concept of infusion with a sense of space, a process through which humans and other organisms become more aware of the relative positions of their own bodies and objects around them that are important for movement and orientation in the environment."

Biography

  • Born in 1963, Singapore

  • Diploma in Fine Art (Western Painting) in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore in 1989

  • Master of Fine Art (Printmaking) in The Slade School of Fine Art (UCL), UK in 1993

  • Higher Diploma in Printmaking (Equivalent status and standard to MFA) in The Slade School of Fine Art (UCL), UK

Awards

2016 Third Prize - 2nd Asean Graphic Art Competition and Exhibition 2016, Vietnam

2001 Honourable Mentions Award, Philip Morris Group of Companies Singapore Art Award 2001/2002

1997 Honourable Mention Award, Philip Morris Group of Companies Singapore Art Award, Singapore

1996 Distinction Award in The 15th Painting of The Year Exhibition, UOB, Singapore

1994 Distinction Award in the Painting Category, Philippe Charriol Foundation Contemporary Art Competition, Singapore

1994 Merit Award in Singapore Urban-art Competition, Singapore

1994 Winner’s Award in Tokyo Urban-art Competition, Japan

1993 Distinction Award in The Painting Category, Philippe Charriol Foundation Contemporary Art Competition, Singapore

Solo Exhibition

2016 Release of No Trace, Merlin Gallery, Singapore 

2012 dot line plane, Art 2 Gallery, Singapore

1998 TWO, Substation Art Gallery, Singapore

1997 Member’s Wall, Edinburgh Printmaker Workshop, U.K

1994 Stiftelsen 3.14, Bergen, Norway

April explores the concept of infusion with a sense of space, a process through which humans and other organisms become more aware of the relative positions of their own bodies and objects around them that are important for movement and orientation in the environment. Often, her expression centres on the overloading and numbing of the modern city dweller, and how living within a fast-paced urban ecosystem has deprived us of things we once believed to be permanently ours.

Since pursuing her Master’s Degree in Fine Art (Printmaking) in the UK, April has come to appreciate the richness and transformative potential of printmaking. The distillation of abstracted landscapes into movements and forms captured in the layering of chromatic textures made possible through a combination of printmaking techniques is at the forefront of her creative practice. They demonstrate a mastery of the print medium at investigating the wonders of natural phenomena and an understanding of the intricate relationship between dots, lines, colours and space.