NPE Art Residency

Prismatic Segments

NPE Art Residency is pleased to invite you to Danielle Tay and PAYNK’s joint exhibition, Prismatic Segment!

At the edges of things, visual metamorphosis between matter produces new meanings through metaphors and composition. The amalgamation of form and content often creates an abstraction that allows one to enter into ‘elsewhere’ through the collision of edges and layers.

The works of Danielle Tay and PAYNK have a unique strategy in appropriating various conceptual parts into a sum that results in fantastical works that employ prismatic color palettes. PAYNK illustrated a world of Western culture through fantastical Chinese aesthetics and visual wordplay. The mishmash of visual language is a surreal portrayal of a cultural collision that is deeply personal to the artist. Danielle captures “worlds within” constructed spaces inspired by the daily hectic routines that transport one to another space in exploring another world within our current one. As American sociologist, Ann Swidler, shared that color serves as part of our cultural “tool kit”, the artists have presented the sociology of color in apprehending these by-products of today’s civilization.

Prismatic Segments is interested in the areas where the edges of things collide, the spaces that reveal new narratives, and the beauty in looking at the parts and the sum in totality.

The exhibition continues on 25th April 2019 – 3rd June 2019


25th of April 2019


NPE Art Residency

39 Kallang Place, Singapore 339169

JTC's 50th Anniversary Commissioned Artwork

Creators of tomorrow @Fusionopolis One, One-north, Singapore

I was invited to create an artwork as part of JTC’s 50th anniversary in 2018. JTC is a corporation that creates Singapore’s infrastructure. Their role has evolved significantly since it was first established.

I created an artwork in response to One-North, one of the key developments in the 2000s decade as Singapore progressed toward a knowledge-based economy.

The process of me making the artwork was filmed over 4 days and featured in a video celebrating their work across the past 50 years.

The commissioned work is displayed at Fusionopolis [email protected]

The video can be viewed at:




Fusionopolis One, One-north, Singapore

1 Fusionopolis Pl, Singapore 138632


Danielle Tay

“It’s easy to be immersed in Danielle’s bright, quirky collage paintings.
The Slade School of Fine Art (London) graduate combines small things that happen in daily life with a colourful alternate reality.

She has exhibited around the world – from Hong Kong and the UK to Russia and Singapore.

Her work Chromophobia was displayed under Next 20 Best Singaporean Artworks section of the Sovereign Asian Art Prize in 2010. Other notable works include Momentary Escape and In Conversation.”

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