Visual response of “admiration”:
De Stijl style of my name:
Bauhaus style Singapore influence:
One of the fundamentals of Bauhaus is that, form follows function. It means that utility comes first and excessive ornamentation were avoided. Bauhaus artists favoured linear and geometrical forms, while floral or curvilinear shapes were avoided. Only line, shape and colours mattered. Hence, for the piece above, only triangles, squares and circles were used to represent Singapore landmarks. I realized that most of the things around us (architectural, objects etc) were based on geometric shapes as a foundation.
Besides that, for Singapore’s culture, I had drawn ketupat as well as a lantern. Ketupat is served during special occasions such as Hari Raya Puasa and Malay weddings, whereas, lanterns are mostly seen in the Chinese culture. Especially in events such as ‘The Lantern Festival’. It is a Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar Chinese calendar.
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