I AM YOU

Elodie Chandernagor

  • Fri, Feb 15 - Fri, Mar 15 2019
    Open on weekends
  • 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Opening reception
    Fri, Feb 15, 19:00-23:00
  • Free entrance

The tale of the quest for identity through self and another.

What defines an artist? Who is the artist? Who am I? The quest for identity through our history and the collective one, the one of the place where we live, of where we were born, of our culture. Both the individual and collective history leave a mark on the architecture, our surroundings as well as on our body and face.

Nowadays, art raises a new issue to a layman audience: “if I don’t know, I can’t understand”. The artist is beyond understanding, beyond reach. What if the knowledge came from the audience? What if understanding yourself and art was possible through the point of view of other? The artist and the audience all together, one and the other a source of inspiration. Both actor and spectator.

Artists' Bio

ELODIE CHANDERNAGOR is a French artist currently living in Singapore. She usually works with painting, photography and video to express the connection between people and their environment. After a classical formation in Europe, with a specialty in painting, she developed a great sense of colour. A colourist above all, she works with paintings and uses other mediums to express memories and explore connections between Body, History and Present.

Elodie Chandernagor

Learn more about her work at

https://www.elodie-chandernagor.com/

Artist's Mission Statement

From the birth of colours, everything seems possible but bodies are often challenged by the expression of colours: models are slowly fading away in their environment; bodies are turning into monochrome shapes. In the end, these bodies are just blank canvas, and express mankind in its widest extent. However, architecture is another important notion to her work. Architecture is the skeleton of the story, its first and last support. Architecture can express the story of a place, a collective history. The artist’s bodies are a sort of architecture, they shelter our personal history and work in echo with buildings, monuments and historical places to construct a collective story. All these elements are often linked by painted or sewed lines. These represents the story: a story always going forwards, never backwards. Lines are running through the surface to mark the fact there are no turning backs possible in our life, our choices and actions: it is an ongoing story.

Watercolor Landscape Art Jamming Workshop with Elodie Chandernagor

Elodie Chandernagor wanted to share her techniques of using handmade rice paper and mixing different watercolors to achieve her series of popular art works. Slots were full over the weekends! Playing with both fabric, paintbrush and a hairdryer, guests were able to get their creative juices flowing.. and take home their masterpieces! Happy guests – happy us 🙂

I AM YOU on IWD

In conjunction with International Women’s Day 2019, we had 4 time Ted-x Speaker, author of Rebel Rites and Poetry Senpai Deborah Emmanuel teaming up with Elodie Chandernagor for a one-night-only performance guided to enchant, encourage and empower women on this special day. Guests were inspired to create their own poems, and share them at the end of the evening. We were delighted to see men at the event, hoping to learn more about what drives the female species and pick up some neat poetry tips from Deborah herself!!!!