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Jakarta Post

Jane Lee: Paint beyond painting

  • Carla Bianpoen

    The Jakarta Post

Singapore   /   Thu, October 8 2009   /  09:13 am

Jane Lee’s huge painting Raw Canvas at the City Hall as part of the 2008 Singapore Biennale caught many people’s attention at the time, but it is her current solo exhibition at Osage Singapore that reveals this artist’s remarkable innovation, using paint as a medium to create works beyond painting.When I visited Osage gallery at its exhibition space in the Old School Singapore, just a few hours before the opening, Jane Lee was busy putting the finishing touches on her latest works. The exhibition — the artist’s first major solo show since being awarded the Singapore Art Prize for her work at the Singapore Art Show in 2007 — gives a fairly comprehensive representation of her oeuvre. Nevertheless, meeting with the artist and her curator helped gain an insight into how Jane started exploring the working of paint beyond painting and how the works in the exhibition came into being...