Visual Arts Centre

Why Nude Why Not by Loh Khee Yew

14 October to 18 October 2016


Exhibition dates: Friday, 14 October –  Tuesday, 18 October 2016 (11am to 8pm daily)

Art Preview: Friday, 14 October 2016, 3 – 6pm

Art Talk and Demonstration: Saturday, 15 October 2016, 3pm

Venue: Visual Arts Centre

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Free Admission.

“Why Nude Why Not” is a solo exhibition and book launch by Loh Khee Yew, featuring fifty of his works on nude as an art subject from 1990 – 2016.

This exhibition traces the pre-eminence of the female nude as a dominant creative force in Loh’s works, and his exploration of this theme through a range of different techniques and mediums like ink, conte, pastel, acrylic and mixed media. His main body of work traces the female figure through line and ink, where his expressive lines sculpt the formal beauty of human anatomy. Loh’s constant striving towards the ideal of timeless beauty through the mastering of the line for an eternal form; that is, the human body.

Exhbition View


Loh Khee Yew is an artist and pioneer in design education in Singapore. After studying art, design and advertising at the Alberta College of Art in Canada on a Colombo Plan scholarship in the late ‘60s, he returned in Singapore to work in advertising and subsequently pioneered the design curriculum at LASALLE College of the Arts as the dean of the design faculty from 1992 to 1995. As an adjunct lecturer, he conducted cross cultural studies at the Temasek Polytechnic and life drawing classes at NYU Tisch Asia. Concurrently a practising artist with Joseph McNally’s Group 90 artists’ alliance (an arts group committed to the study and artistic representation of the nude), he retired from teaching in 1996 to focus on art-making. Since then, he has become an established Singapore contemporary artist, known for his unmistakable style and his skill at using calligraphic strokes to illustrate the human body.

Workshop & Guided Tour

Silkscreen Workshop & Guided Tour

With this exhibition, Joseph is presenting a one-hour print-making workshop. Participants will be given a guided tour of the exhibition followed by a basic workshop on silkscreen printing. Get to print your own tote bags with a ready-made silkscreen stencil designed by Joseph! Each participant will also take home an exclusive signed postcard.

Cost: $40 per participant (click here to purchase your tickets!)
Date & Time: Saturday, 22 Oct 2016, 2pm – 3pm
Venue: Visual Arts Centre. 10 Penang Road, #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, S(238469)

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