Thirty years ago, I explored mixed medium for painting. I used sands, cement, cloths, diapers, leather, papers, spray paints etc to add onto my painting. Here is a photo of my works and that were published in an art book “Change, 20 Singapore Artists – A decade of their work”. You can see I used sands and cements for these paintings, the works were made in 1983 and 1985 respectively.
Yes, artists used a wide variety of medium for their artwork to express their ideas. From now till April 2015, you can view an art exhibition called Medium at Large exhibition at the Singapore Art Museum. The artwork mediums in this exhibition range from oil paint, to rattan, soap, honey, hair… The artists in this exhibition are: Heman Chong, Ye Shufang, Ian Woo, Renato Orara, Nadiah Bamadhaj, Alvin Zafra, Chen Sai Hua Kuan, Tran Luong, Melati Suryodarmo, Chua Chey ATeck, Osang Gwon, Sopheap Pich, Mit Jai Inn, Mella Jaarsma, Titarubi, Wong Hoy CHeong, Gerardo Tan, Natee Utarit, Annie Cabigting, Alan Oei, Ranbir Kaleka, Jane Lee, Song Ming Ang, Zulkifle Mahmod, Ho Tzu Nyen, Gary Ross, Pastrana… I hope you will enjoy this contemporary art exhibition at the Singapore Art Museum.