I have been very focused on my paintings, especially as I get closer and closer to my solo show opening date. I have sent the last of the canvas works to the printers for the digital component to get printed. From now on, I will essentially be focusing on my painting.
Despite the very heavy workload (12-hour days are short work days!), I try to get out on weekends and explore Singapore as much as possible. A few weeks ago I visited Sentosa beach with some friends and had a great time! Of course, the man-made beach doesn’t compare to my native Brazilian beaches, but it is a great way to get away from the city without actually having to travel. It is relaxing and allowed me to refocus.
I also was determined to try the avocado juice here, since that is something I grew up drinking in Brazil. I went to a hawker center with artist Shih Yun Yeo (residency director at INSTINC) to try the best avocado juice in Singapore. It definitely lived up to expectations! I heard that sometimes the hawkers will add a lot of ice to the juice to cut down on costs, but ultimately that also cuts down on taste. That is something to keep in mind with most of the juice stalls. Speaking of food, that same day I went to Zion Road Food Centre and had some of the best prawn noodles in town!
Near the hawkers where I had the avocado juice, I saw this apartment complex being built. I love the proliferation of skeletal building structures in Singapore!