brAWN BUFFEL

Closing Bid: S$ 800.00

OPEN DATE: 10 May 2014, 10:00am
CLOSING DATE: 27 June 2014, 8:30pm

About the Artwork

Guided by the more formal principles of art, Debra Teng states "Form follows function, as the tenet of modern architecture goes. Similarly here, art follows form". Her Büffel entitled bRAWN Buffel is a figurine made up of bold bright, almost fluorescent colours in porcelain paint. Teng describes "The straight lines are inspired by the sculpture's strong masculine and angular lines along its body, symbolizing the confines of the structure we all live within. Whilst this bull accepts that we need structures and order to stand strong, we will not be constrained by it. Its passion for life bursts through with an explosion of raw colours that celebrates life at its most raw". Acknowledging that there are many facets of the human spirit, Teng uses her bull to illustrate her own attitude to life and how she chooses to lead it. "The duality within us is captured by the sculpture's other side which exhibits its inner personality...the whipping tail sends ripples of waves and colour across its form, at once whimsical and dancing in technicolour, at once strong and powerful caressing the muscular curves of the bull. It?s about the passion and celebration of life, the dancing, the colours, the vibrancy....raw, unbridled, brave, joyful. Whilst we accept there are rules in life, we do not need to be ruled by life. Be fierce, live life."

Bidding Information

OPEN DATE: 10 MAY 2014
CLOSING DATE: 27 JUNE 2014

Closing Bid: S$ 800.00

About the Artist

A woman with a broad range of experiences in a spread of industries, Debra Teng personifies the modern woman of the millennium, and how the sky is the limit when it comes to choices and diversity of roles and careers. With a BA in Architectural Studies and a Masters degree from the National University of Singapore in Architecture, Teng worked in architecture and interior design in 1991-8. She then decided to side-step into a career in acting and tv presenting and pursued her post-graduate diploma in Performance (acting) from Mountview in London in 2001-2. She has worked in Media since 1998, with roles in directing, producing, hosting, dancing, singing and acting. Teng is also a Certified behavioural consultant, which has led her to further work in the corporate world with many multi-national companies as a Business Developer, Consultant and Trainer facilitating in HR training programmes and workshops.