Closing Bid: S$ 1,150.00OPEN DATE: 10 May 2014, 10:00am
CLOSING DATE: 27 June 2014, 8:30pm
About the ArtworkTimeless is a reflection of the Christine Nalina Das's interpretation of night and day on separate sides of the Büffel figurine. It shows Mother Nature, coaxing the rise of the sun and the moon in an endless cycle of existence. It is the artist's hope that the world will develop a consciousness towards the environment so that harmony in the balance is attained. In a subtle way, the sun and moon also fall in place to represent the eyes of the Büffel, bringing to life the dynamic sculpture of a timeless brand.
|OPEN DATE:||10 MAY 2014|
|CLOSING DATE:||27 JUNE 2014|
Closing Bid: S$ 1,150.00
About the ArtistChristine Nalina Das was born and raised in Penang Island, Malaysia. She obtained her formal art education in graphic design at the Sain Academy of Arts Penang before moving to Kuala Lumpur where she tried her hand at book illustrations, displays, murals, graphic design and animation. A proud moment was being part of the backdrop crew for the Hollywood production "Anna and the King", that was filmed in Malaysia in 1999. This was her first taste of realism painting on large backdrops under scenic artist Peter Collias and Matt Connors and the beginning of her love affair with painting. It was in 2007 that she decided to be a full-time artist.
Nature plays a large part in many of Das' subject-matters: trees, leaves, birds and figures in natural settings, all combined to produce stylized imagery in a surreal surrounding. In developing the images the artist uses simple lines to capture the essence of movement, sound and events of the environment, then composes warm and cool colours to compliment them. "My work is simple. What I am trying to do is distill a lot of the noise that surrounds us all and create works that are accessible and even aesthetic" she asserts. Das experiments with acrylics and creates a composition using contrast, repetition, alignment and proximity working alongside color harmony, texture, shapes, forms, and space. Her style of painting shows her influence from stained glass art which she translates onto the canvas.
Apart from her nature series, Das has also done some Christian spiritual pieces, most notably the 'Stations of the Cross', 14 pieces commissioned by the Church of Thomas More, a Catholic Church based in Subang Jaya, Selangor. Das' vibrant works were shown in Singapore in early 2013 and is now represented by Maya Gallery. Her artwork was selected for an installation project by Wei Ling Gallery at the recent Art Basel Exhibition, Hong Kong. Since her debut, she has participated in numerous local and international group shows. Two of her figurative works are featured in the International Contemporary Artists 2013 Publication. For her work as an artist, Christine received the Woman of Style and Substance award from Marie Claire magazine (Malaysia) in 2013.