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Shazwany Aziz

 
Artist
Singapore
Singapore
Abstract artist and printmaker: monoprints, paintings and other works on paper (b.1985).

'To be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar, it is taken for granted.' - Bill Bryson

The realms of the unknown and the known of the everyday intrigues me. By being both an observer and a participant, my work unfolds out of a deep fascination to use the metaphor of movement to express and capture the fleeting moments of daily life, where I use them as subjects for my work.

Materials such as time, space, situations and unspoken ideas are used, carried out via drawing, printmaking and video. I view the drawing form as a representation of motion, of how it starts and ends in movement. It can carry on without closure or completion, continually part of a process, never-ending.

I also use printmaking to create my drawings, where I see a print as a representation of a process, a residue of the past. The daily changeability of states is a process of endless moving, constantly reviewing and forever changing forms, elements and events, moving and shifting over time, very much like a living organism.
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Abstract artist and printmaker: monoprints, paintings and other works on paper (b.1985).

'To be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar, it is taken for granted.' - Bill Bryson

The realms of the unknown and the known of the everyday intrigues me. By being both an observer and a participant, my work unfolds out of a deep fascination to use the metaphor of movement to express and capture the fleeting moments of daily life, where I use them as subjects for my work.

Materials such as time, space, situations and unspoken ideas are used, carried out via drawing, printmaking and video. I view the drawing form as a representation of motion, of how it starts and ends in movement. It can carry on without closure or completion, continually part of a process, never-ending.

I also use printmaking to create my drawings, where I see a print as a representation of a process, a residue of the past. The daily changeability of states is a process of endless moving, constantly reviewing and forever changing forms, elements and events, moving and shifting over time, very much like a living organism.

Bio

Shazwany Aziz is a mixed media visual abstract artist from Singapore with a focus in drawings, painting and printmaking.

I received my degree in Fine Arts from Lasalle College of the Arts, where I graduated with honours. I also managed to pick up one art award, and a travelogue award.

Trained formally as a printmaker, today I am experimenting with abstract expressionism, using drawing and printmaking tools. This had me expand my horizons and go into new areas of painting and printing that I have not yet explored and exhausted. And within the series of my most recent work, the abstract language is explored by way of textures, tones, shapes and patterns within a composition. In working within restrictions, I found freedom and personal expression in the pursuit of continuity of the creative process. Removing the representation and creating something that tells a story without an observational subject matter was freeing.

As an artist, I have had a number of exhibitions, and have been featured in a variety of local media outlets, including profile interviews with D+A (Design and Architecture) Magazine, Suria MediaCorp, Berita Harian and CulturePush.com. I am also a member of Singapore Contemporary Young Artists (SCYA) and Printmaking Society Singapore.

As well as being an artist, I am also formally trained in multimedia design, where I occasionally build the very odd website, editing videos and practicing some javascript coding. In discovering new ways of working, methods and being able to solve technical problems has been satisfying in both fields of my work.

If you have any questions about my work, please feel free to contact me.

Events

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Exhibitions

2017, Every Move You Make, Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

2016, Berdakwat, Shophouse 5, Chan Hampe Gallery, Singapore.

2016, Repetition as Obsession, Gallery One, O Gallery, London.

2015, Fifty Obsessions, Winstedt Campus of LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

2015, '716', Bank Art Fair - Third Edition, Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore.

2015, Phrase, Rephrase, Galerie Steph, Artspace@Helutrans, Singapore.

2015, CHAIRITY: Arts & Design Against Cancer, Red Dot Design Museum and Maya Gallery, Singapore.

2014, '809', Bank Art Fair, Second Edition, Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore.

2014, ArtistiCiti: A Charity Art Auction in Aid of the Student Advisory Centre, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore.

2014, Diversity in Abilities Art Exhibition 2014 by Canossian School for the Hearing-impaired, SCYA and UBS Singapore, Jubilee Hall Raffles Hotel, Singapore.

2014, Affordable Art Fair Singapore's 100th Anniversary Feature Exhibition, with The Red Pencil Humanitarian Mission.

2014, Sum < Parts: When Artists Meet Public, Singapore Contemporary Young Artists - 5th Exhibition, The Substation Gallery, Singapore.

2014, MinimArt 5.0, The Substation Gallery, Singapore.

2013, Criss*Cross by Popin, The Arts House, Singapore.

2013, Diversity in Abilities Art Exhibition 2013 by APSN Delta Senior School, SCYA and UBS Singapore, Shine Auditorium, Singapore.

2013, Celebrating Life, The Best of The Human Spirit Through The Arts, 10th Anniversary, Tunnel Esplanade Theaters by the Bay, Singapore.

2013, Panoramic Imprint by Printmaking Society, The Substation Gallery, Singapore.

2012, Values Inspired Project, Celebrating Life, The best of the Human Spirit through the Arts, The Concourse, Esplanade Theaters by the Bay, Singapore. In collaboration with Woodlands Primary (Respect) 1 - 18 Nov.

2012, Values Inspired Project, Celebrating Life, The best of the Human Spirit through the Arts, The Concourse, Esplanade Theaters by the Bay, Singapore. In collaboration with CHIJ Katong Primary (Love) 18 - 28 Oct.

2012, Values Inspired Project, Celebrating Life, The best of the Human Spirit through the Arts, The Concourse, Esplanade Theaters by the Bay, Singapore. In collaboration with Xingnan Primary (Fun) 18 May - 3 June.

2012, Stone Encounters, Project Space, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

2011, The physical impossibility of presence felt in an attempt to preserve memory in a tangible form of documentational imagery, Screening at Esplanade Plasma Screens, Esplanade Theaters by the Bay, Singapore.

2010, The LASALLE Show, Institute of Contemporary Art Gallery, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

2010, Seen Unseen: an exhibition of light-based works, Praxis Space, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

2009, Surfaces: The 29th Annual exhibition of Printmaking Society Singapore, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore.

2009, The 10th Anniversary of The Winston Oh Travel Award: The Longest Distance, Praxis and Project Space, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

2009, HOME by Printmaking Society, Esplanade Tunnel and Community Wall Space, Esplanade Theaters by the Bay, Singapore.

2009, The LASALLE Show, Institute of Contemporary Art Gallery, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

2008, Pameran Poskad, HOUSE at Dempsey Road, Singapore.

2008, Schema-Scheming, Planning, Printing, Praxis Space, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

2008, Number Five: Thought versus Action, Furor Space, Singapore.

2008, Bodies, Praxis Space, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

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MEDIA SUMMARY

PRINT

2015, Jingmei Luo, 'A Study in Layering', Exhibition Review for 'Phrase Rephrase', D+A (Design+Architecture Magazine) Issue 88, Pulse Section, Page 94-97, Singapore.

2014, Kevin Lim, 'Kids in Bedok Wonder Land', Photo Feature, The Straits Times Home, 16 June 2014, Singapore.

2014, Nurmaya Alias, 'Parti kait-mengait: Aktiviti nenek jadi trend yang dikatakan dapat lerai tekanan' Article for Knitting Party Substation's SeptFest, Berita Harian, 9 May 2014, Singapore.

2014, Deepika Shetty, ?An Hour at the Museum?, Exhibition Review for ?Sum > Parts ? When Artists Meet Public?, Life! The Straits Times, 28 March 2014, Singapore.

2013, Printmaking Society Singapore, 'Panoramic Imprint', 26 April 2013, Catalogue.

2012, Karen Heng Shang Li Gonzales, 'Stone Encounters: A Stone Lithography Exhibition', Exhibition Review, The Praxis Press Sixth Edition 2012, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

2012, Nurdhuha Esoof, 'Faktor 'X' antara dicari', Article for Yayasan Mendaki's Project Protégé Award, Berita Harian, 23 June 2012, Singapore.

2010, LASALLE College of the Arts, 'The LASALLE Show', Catalogue, 1 June 2010, Singapore.

2010, LASALLE College of the Arts, Division of Corporate Communications, Photographs featured for '2009 Year in Review, 10th Anniversary of The Winston Oh Travel Award', 6 May 2010, Catalogue.

2009, Deepika Shetty, 'An Hour at the Museum', Exhibition Review for 'Surfaces', Life! The Straits Times, 11 December 2009, Singapore.

2009, Printmaking Society Singapore, 'Surfaces', 4 December 2009, Catalogue.

2009, Linilidia Abdul Hamid, 'Dalami ilmu seni biarpun diploma komputer di tangan', Profile Interview and Article, Berita Harian, 5 October 2009, Singapore.

2009, LASALLE College of the Arts, 'The Longest Distance, The 10th Anniversary of The Winston Oh Travel Award', Catalogue, 2 September 2009, Singapore.

2009, LASALLE College of the Arts, ?The LASALLE Show 09, Catalogue, 23 May 2009, Singapore.

2009, Firdauz Aziz, 'Schema', Exhibition Review for 'Schema-Scheming, Planning, Printing', The Praxis Press Third Edition 2009, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

ONLINE

2014, Singapore Contemporary Young Artists, 'Sum > Parts, When Artists Meet Public', 21 March 2014, Catalogue.

2011, Michele Adriaens, 'Culturepush: Spotted! Shazwany Aziz', Profile Article, 19 January 2011, culturepush.com, Singapore.

TELEVISION

2014, Ochre Pictures, 'Trendi-sional' for Suria MediaCorp Info-ed Programme, Profile Interview and Printmaking Demonstration, Telecasted 20 March 2014, Episode Five, Singapore.

PRESS RELEASES

2015, Galerie Steph, 'Phrase Rephrase with Shazwany Aziz, Vanessa Ban, Chen Shitong and Kanchana Gupta', Singapore.

2014, Singapore Contemporary Young Artists, 'Sum > Parts, When Artists Meet Public', 19 Febuary 2014.

2010, Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, February 2011 Listings, Esplanade Presents', 21 December 2010, Singapore.

2008, Esplanade Pulsates With The Best In Independent Talents at Baybeats, 18 August 2008, Singapore.

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