OPPO, the leading global smart device brand, held a photography exhibition, “Painting with Light,” starting in 10 April at ArtScience Museum. The exhibition, “Painting with Light,” is open to members of the public until 16 May, and is part of OPPO’s #AwakenColour campaign, in line with the launch of its latest premium flagship smartphone, the OPPO Find X3 Pro.
Showcasing the works using the 10-bit colour Find X3 Pro by four talented lens-based local photographers Wilfred Lim (@__wilfredlim), Venus Oh (@venusproblematics), Kimberly Kiong (@hiimkiim) and Adele Chan (@adelechan), the exhibition seeks to encourage photography enthusiasts to discover the colour palettes of Singapore, as well as invite them to pay attention to their surroundings through images that encapsulate the familiarity of everyday scenes, places and objects.
The works showcased at the exhibition also explore these photographers’ unique and idiosyncratic palette of colours, in addition to light, colour, subject – brought out by the lens of the Find X3 Pro.
Visual feast for the eyes at the “Painting with Light” exhibition
Visitors to the exhibition will be treated to four specially-curated series of images by the photographers, with each covering a distinctive theme.
Titled “Garden City,” this series of images by Wilfred Lim is a visual exploration of wild plants found by the artist throughout the neighbourhoods of Singapore. Shot entirely in his makeshift studio, Wilfred employs saturated colours to give these unnoticed plants an extraordinary beauty.
“Lumina,” the series of intimate portraits and moving images by Venus Oh, reveals the different facades of Singapore at night. Beyond this, it also provides a window into the subjects’ state of mind, inviting viewers to observe more closely into their lives and immediate surroundings.
“Gleamings,” the name given to Kimberly Kiong’s series of images, is a multi-layered visual log of people tending to the objects they treasured. The images – soft, hazy, and dream-like, carry with them deeply personal anecdotes and prompt viewers to reflect on the objects, and people, they hold dear.
Lastly, “Food for Thought” by Adele Chan, provides a visual appreciation of popular food items and ingredients that commonly make their way to the dining table. Thanks to the 60 times magnification of the Microlens of the Find X3 Pro, Adele was able to unveil colours and details hidden from the naked eye. These images create imaginary tales in the macro realm, inviting viewers to look closer at what they eat.
According to William Liu, OPPO’s President of Global Marketing, “It’s a great honour to be collaborating with Singapore ArtScience Museum for our ‘Painting with Light Exhibition.’ The exhibition has allowed artists to explore the miraculous details of city through their unique artistic expressions with the Find X3 Pro. Besides, OPPO’s ‘Glocal’ strategy has persisted on fully understanding different local marketing landscapes and has always stayed true to our commitment of supporting local creatives.”
Dylan Yu, Marketing Director of OPPO Singapore said, “These photographers have put in so much thoughts and creativity into their images, with each one of them holding a story that visitors will get to find out more at the exhibition. We’re excited to be sharing these images with the larger community in Singapore and more importantly, to also share with the public our Find X3 Pro’s camera prowess and how the images shot using the smartphone will awaken their senses to a wider range of colours.”
Involvement of the community to explore the palettes of Singapore
Beyond the works of the photographers, the “Painting with Light” exhibition will also feature works from the community.
Earlier this month, to discover the unique colours of Singapore along with 4 local photographers, OPPO Singapore allowed the public to sign up for an opportunity to trial the OPPO Find X3 Pro. Out of these sign-ups, a total of 35 were chosen for the consumer trial, lasting two weeks. All participants were required to share the images they captured using the Find X3 Pro on their social media platforms. Following which, a few days ago on 5 April, the ultimate winner, Steven Sung Hong Meng (@photographyholic), was announced, and he walked away with an OPPO Find X3 Pro.
The “Painting with Light” exhibition not only allows local artists to capture and present the most vivid scenes of Singapore with their personal tones and styles, but also encourages the participants to explore and seize every local colourful detail with the Find X3 Pro.