The Nature of Print @ Galeri Nila, Singapore

A few new art spaces have clustered on River Vallery Road at the level of Fort Canning Park (just opposite Liang Court). It includes Veridian Art House, a gallery-cum-cafe-cum-art classes, Galeri Utama and Galeri Nila, two art exhibition spaces available for rental.

Galeri Nila is currently presenting The Nature of Print, a group exhibition ( Mathew Ivey, Marisa Keller, Lin Yushan, Alison Wilson) by four singapore-based printmakers which have looked into our relationship with the natural work and expressed it using traditional as well as digital printmaking techniques. .

Matthew Ivey

The artists explore details, textures and natural fragments and are concerned with constructing and deconstructing of nature.

Matthew Ivey
British artist Matthew Ivey is a Fine Art graduate from the University of Plymouth. During this time he spent three months studying printmaking techniques at the Karel de Grote Hogeschool in Antwerp. He's also worked as an assistant to Damien Hirst and has been a member of printmaking societies in
both the UK and Singapore. He has recently exhibited in the Silk Cut Award in Melbourne and the 2011 Affordable Art Fair in Singapore.

Playing on reflects in the water, his work have a nostalgic paradise-like feel of a by-gone area of tranquillity and gentility

Marisa Keller - Red Roots' 2011 Relief and intaglio.

Marisa Keller (Netherlands) holds a Master of Fine Arts, (printmaking) from RMIT University, Melbourne. Her works were recently shown at the International Print Triennial in Krakow, Poland and the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art Museum in Grand Rapids, USA.

She likes to emphasize minute details, movements and colours to evoke a sensory experience that mimics our perceptions of the natural environment.

Marisa Keller
Water Garden Series. Etching, Relief and Chine Colle

Alison Wilson (UK) graduated with a Fine Art degree from Leeds Polytechnic and completed a certificate course in Printmaking from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore. Her art reflects her interest in the human desire to interact with and make a mark on the natural landscape and she is particularly interested in patterns found in nature.

Alison Wilson - Rapture' aquatint etching, 2011

Lin Yushan (Singapore) is a Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Design and Media graduate. She draws inspiration from everyday occurrences and has a fascination with psychedelic art as seen in her use of patterns and textures.

Lin Yushan -  Fascinating Nature: Beauty and Wonder series.
Forest I
Digital Print 2012

There will be gallery talks and demonstrations on the following days:
Saturday 9 June 3 - 4 pm Alison Wilson Nature in Aquatint
Sunday 10 June 3 - 4 pm Matthew Ivey Reflections in Relief
Saturday 16 June 3 - 4 pm Marisa Keller Etching Nature

Talks are free of charge but booking is essential. To book call 96535051 or 97859914 or email