Join fashion designer, Phuay Li Ying, and professional artist, Aaron Gan, as they share their journey of pursuing their dreams in Singapore. Learn about the challenges they faced throughout their collaboration and how they overcame them.
A tour of their exhibition, Beyond Art, which runs from 8 August to 9 September 2018 at the National Library, will also be held.
Free admission. Register now via https://www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary2/e/our-art-journey-93772938
About the Speakers
Phuay Li Ying, an avid believer of art and business, started Ying The Label in 2015. Her vision was to create wearable art that also had a story to tell. In the span of three years, she achieved multiple successes, collaborating with politicians and prestigious companies alike.
Established in 2015, YING is a local womenswear label known for its one-of-a-kind, distinctive and arty prints created with water colour paintings. The company has since ventured beyond fashion, exploring several art and business avenues. It also collaborated with politicians and prestigious companies, such as DBS, to translate its artworks into various products.
Aaron Gan is the winner of the 2015 UOB Painting of the Year, Gold Award in the Established Artist Category.
Following his numerous sell-out shows, Aaron's artworks have been collected and commissioned widely in Singapore as well as internationally by organisations and agencies such as the Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, GIC, Wheelock Properties, Julius Baer and the Association of Banks in Singapore. In 2017, he collaborated with Nespresso on a regional media campaign spanning Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.
In 2018, Aaron was appointed the Art Ambassador for Faber-Castell, Singapore.