PAN JIAYAO
Nanyang Girls' High School
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2020
Red fish, Blue Fish
Watercolour
42 x 29.7 cm

This piece was inspired by Wassily Kandinsky, who used lines and abstract shapes to visually express musical pieces into artwork. Through this artwork, I hope to show the state of someone’s mind while listening to music. The brain is like a dark sea where shards of thoughts float, with some solidifying and others dissipating. The repetition and placement of shapes is meant to mimic the evolution of thoughts while listening to music—a series of bright yellow squares, for example, might represent the joy of listening to tinkling bells. The use of watercolour as a medium allows the layering of translucent paint to produce a dynamic and pulsing image.

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2020
The Train
Ink on paper
29.7 x 42 cm

Almost every day, we travel by train across our city to get to our respective destinations. However, the things outside the trains, things hidden from sight, like in the tunnels go unseen. Similarly, as we go about our daily lives, we hardly ever think of the places in our cities that used to be, that are destroyed by urbanization — the forests and seas. As we cocoon ourselves in our cities, we have become blind to the nature, blind to the little wonders. They are just outside our realm of thought, just outside the boundaries of the train and our time. They go unseen and forgotten.

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2020
Transcending Time
Acrylic on Canvas
29.7 x 42 cm

This artwork was referenced off of an old image of my great-grandmother. The piece features her in brown monotone and me in colour, that represents the transcendence of time. We both have doves on our shoulders, representing the human soul. This piece is meant to show that the appearance of the changes in time may only be skin deep, since many of us still have the same soul and spirit, even if we are separated by time.

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Red fish, Blue Fish 2020 Watercolour 42 x 29.7 cm

This piece was inspired by Wassily Kandinsky, who used lines and abstract shapes to visually express musical pieces into artwork. Through this artwork, I hope to show the state of someone’s mind while listening to music. The brain is like a dark sea where shards of thoughts float, with some solidifying and others dissipating. The repetition and placement of shapes is meant to mimic the evolution of thoughts while listening to music—a series of bright yellow squares, for example, might represent the joy of listening to tinkling bells. The use of watercolour as a medium allows the layering of translucent paint to produce a dynamic and pulsing image.