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My First Solo Exhiition..!!! Thank you CRC!
Now on at 23 New Bridge Rd, Gallery at CRC Spaces.
#02-01. 24th Oct - 31 Dec 2013.
Mon - Fri: 12pm - 7pm
Sat: 12pm - 3pm
Sun & PH: Closed.
First Solo Exhibition.
Packaging Labels. Manually cut. Long way to go.
Preparing for my first solo Botanical Portraits exhibition. Finally managed to get quite a bit of work done today. Print descriptor on foam board.
hmmmmm… nice simple idea from smäm.se
Many Thanks to the team at Style Living Magazine for featuring Botanical Portraits.
(issue twenty Sep 2013 - Feb 2014)
Blurring the lines between photography and illustration, Singapore-based photographer Francis Ooi’s botanical portraits first came about due to a very specific need— a living room update. In late 2011, Ooi took a critical look at his living space and concluded it was time for a refresh. As luck would have it, his home is located near one of Singapore’s most renowned nature preserves, Bukit Timah, where he enjoys an occasional run. Turning to the lush beauty of this unmarred landscape amidst Singapore’s bustling urban environment, he packed up his camera and took to the forest. In the preserve, native species like those pictured above caught his eye; he slowed his pace and began capturing his favorite specimens in crisp, digital photos inspired by 18th-century botanical illustrations. The resulting images offered a contemporary freshness— perfect, as it happened, for displaying above his living room sofa.
A simple home décor update quickly became a botanical obsession for Ooi, who continues to hunt for interesting specimens and capture them on film, bringing the outdoors in with immaculate photographs of flowers and plants that highlight nature’s intricacy and beauty through simple composition. Ooi’s botanical portraits are now sold worldwide, each signed and number by the artist and printed using a combination of savvy photo editing and matte paper to create the illustration-like quality that reflects his interest in the botanical art of the past.
written by shopterrain.com
A small selections of my Botanical Portraits are now also available at www.shopterain.com part of Urban Outfitters. Nicely framed, ready for display.
Kates place was a blank slate…except it was yellow and uninspiring to it’s owner. The girl who is surrounded by beauty in the fashion industry during the day wanted something calm and fun to come home to at night. A love of textiles, New order, high and low, new and old made this project such a blast to complete. Vintage fabrics from my travels in Paris, custom upholstery, vintage pieces like an antique gold gilt convex mirror and a bedroom that pays homage to Billy Baldwin, featuring Quadrilles legendary linen print and two fantastic bedside tables from my friend and mentor Grant K. Gibson. In the kitchen I sparked a friendship with the use of my new favorite fabric line, Zak + Fox. We even got her started on a fantastic art collection featuring original works by Jennifer Ament, Jeremy Miranda and Brian W. Ferry.
When Francis Ooi leaves home, telling his wife he’s going for a run, he’s obviously lying. Because he walks more than he runs. And he’s never out of breath either. Otherwise he’d never spot his breathtaking subjects, on the pathways of Singapore. But let’s not be too harsh on Francis - for his…