Eccentric, egoistic and emotional, the 3 words Chin Yew uses to describe himself, which I agree is the trademark of most great artists. Watch this video of the co-founder of the 30 Day Artist movement. This video is part of the Martell Rising Personalities Awards ’09.
This video tries to emulate the raw, ‘grungy’ feel of old 16mm film- sprinkled with film grain and a bleached look mingling with over saturated footage. Video pacing is leisurely, complementing one of Chin Yew’s favourite song, ‘The Rainbow Connection by Sarah McLachlan’.
Chin Yew’s official bio:
Fresh out of school, Chin Yew slogged the 9-5 work day feeling like he was missing something from his life. Taking a risk, he quit his job, rented a room for a month, locked himself in and proceeded to paint 40 pieces, documenting his efforts in his blog www.30dayartist.com that later turned into an exhibition at Seni Gallery entitled The Boy Who Loved Clouds and a picture book of the same name.
30 Day Artist is now a global effort, where a new artist takes upon the challenge once faced by Chin Yew. Chin Yew has also published a two volume graphic novel called I See So Many Butterflies and today participates in TV production jobs like writing, editing and directing.
The annual Martell Rising Personalities Awards 2009 recognizes up-and-coming individuals who rise above the competition and have great potential to reach greater heights. Returning for its third year, the Martell Rising Personalities Awards 2009 features 10 rising stars from various fields.
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