The Old Street Studio in Johor Bahru will be hosting a solo art exhibition starting from the 21st November. The show is entitled Turning Point and will feature the works of Shireen Lee. Born in 1973, the artist comes from Kuala Lumpur and holds a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from UTM (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia).
Using some sharp and contrasting colors, Shireens work has moved on from the basic watercolor styles to incorporate a mixed-media style that covers oil and acrylic paints. The late Tan Tong, who was her mentor, spoke about his fascination with Shireens work that integrates elements so well.
For this show, Shireen is expressing a series of paintings of landscapes, some of which depict her memories of Seri Kembangan which was where she grew up. Shireen had just returned from a 2-and-a-half year art residency in Fukuoka in Japan in which she developed her own signature and trademark. The new techniques can be clearly seen in in this show.
She said that it was through her stint in Japan that gave her new perspectives and rejuvenated her energy in her art and this represents a whole new direction in her expressions of work. After this, her next solo exhibition will be at the NSTP Gallery scheduled for 2014.
Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays 11.00am to 6.00pm, Saturdays 11.00am to 10.00pm.