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#artshow On 15 March 1991, the art group opened their first public artshow Figurama, organised by the Nrityalaya Aesthetics Society at the gallery of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. This exhibition featured 82 paintings of female nudes by 14 artists, created during the weekly sessions at the Stamford Arts Centre. Figurama was the first show of its kind in the history of Singapore art. The works on display impressed visitors, and received good reviews from art critics. Sabapathy commended on the excellent quality of the works, and their bold expressions It was also at the opening of the show that the group officially adopted the name 'Group 90'. Since then, the group has continued to hold figurative art exhibitions of works by its members once every two years. Each artshow by the group in the succeeding years has demonstrated not only their commitment to the study of the nude, but also the flowering of various ideas and techniques in different media. Namasivayam, for example, expresses explosive dynamism and 'Michelangelesque' rendering in his charcoal / pastel drawings. Ng Eng Teng in contrast, expresses with 'silent potency' to achieve a sensual yet strong sculptural form; a reflection to his bronze sculpture works that Ng is known for. Founder-member Loh Kee Yew's free flowing lines exude a Zen-like flow in his thoughts, demonstrating high level of mastery with the ink and pen that is characteristic of his works.
The exhibition Nuphoria held in the year 2000, generated interest and responses from both the local press and the public. Among the viewers attending that artshow, students from junior colleges and Polytechnic were seen sketching the artworks on display, interacting and fielding questions to the artists present at the show. This unprecedented public interest in nude art broke the taboo associated with the art form something that the Group had hoped for since their inception.
#artlife During his career Bain held many exhibitions in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town where a great deal of his work was sold to private collectors; he also did numerous commissions. Among his major works are:
Major Millers Bust (South Africas pioneer aviator) housed in the Port Elizabeth Airport.
The Bronze Relief Doors (10 ft 6 ft) (the signs of the Zodiac) for the S.A Reserve Bank in Port Elizabeth.
A 12 ft modern concrete Christ in port Elizabeth.
A twice life-size Bust of King George VI whom he sketched on the Royal Tour of South Africa.
A statue titled Lobola (the African purchase of a bride) which was presented to General J. Smuts.
The Anton Van Wouw Foundation commissioned him to do the complete restoration of all the Von Wouw plaster statues (the Hunting Bushman, the scout etc.)
South African Airways commissioned him to do a new emblem for them. He did a large modern Flying Springbok in gold anodised aluminium.
presentation plaques for the South African Agricultural Society.
The Johannesburg tercentenary medallion was another of his designs
One of the larger works a modern St. Andrew in concrete (approx. 8 ft high) is housed at St. Andrews Girls School in Johannesburg.
A still larger work titled Growth and Security (12 ft high in reconstructed Stone) was commissioned by an insurance company in the then Salisbury Rhodesia.