‘Garden of Goddesses' by Yvonne Chong Shi Qi, The winner of Nando’s Art Initiative 2014

May 30, 2016

Do you know what is Nando's Art Initiative? It is art competition open to all Malaysians (aged 18-29 years old) with 2 categories (fine art and digital art) to win 4 different prizes, exhibition and cash! Too bad that submission date is until 31st of May 2016, or else i can join it. *hey I have a diploma in graphic design, LOL!* For those who interested to join, remember follow Nando's page updates and mark your calendars for next year ok! 
Nando’s Lot 123 is in full bloom with Nando’s Art Initiative 2014 Digital Art Grand Prize Winner, Yvonne Chong Shi Qi’s first solo art exhibition. As part of Nando’s continuous commitment and support to the winners of Nando’s Art Initiative, Shi Qi will be exhibiting her collection of artworks entitled ‘Garden of Goddesses’ at Lot 123, Nando’s Chinatown from 25 May 2016 – 7 June 2016.

Who is Yvonne Chong?
Born in year 1994, she is a graphic designer and this exhibition is an insight to Yvonne’s fascination and passion for the world of myths and fairy tales. From a very young age she had always found herself constantly being drawn to the world of mythical Gods and Goddesses. The theme of this exhibition is to portray the kinship shared between each goddess and their mortal counterpart.
Eir
Nanna
Idun
Frigg
Lofn
 Her unique style is strongly inspired by the works of Frida Kahlo which are focused mainly on self-portraits with intricate elements of nature. Thrown into the mix of inspiration is also a bit of surrealism and the art nouveau movement. Putting together a fantasy, dreamlike imagery and pairing it with soft feminine features provides her with a sense of calm and serenity. 
Which art piece do you like the most? 
I like this one, Lofn. When i look at this painting, i feel so comfortable with a subtle play of light, color, and composition. 
‘Garden of Goddesses’ exhibition is open to the public for viewing and purchase from 25th May 2016 until 7th June 2016 at Lot 123, Nando’s Chinatown, Jalan Sultan. 

To find out more about the Nando’s Art Initiative, log on to www.nandos.com.my or visit Nando’s Malaysia Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nandosmy.

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