Shinro Ohtake’s Internal Drivers

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Fans of Shinro Ohtake will probably know that his unique and iconic ongoing series of “Scrapbooks” stem from his artistic belief of never creating something out of nothing; preferring to collaborate with what is already there…

Aaron Gan’s Inspirations

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In 2015, Singaporean Aaron Gan’s “Starry Starry Night” became the first ever watercolour artwork to clinch the Gold award in the UOB Painting of the Year competition. This emerging largely self-taught artist walked away with this…

Delving Into Kavita Issar Batra’s Art

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I caught up with Singapore-based emerging Indo-British artist Kavita Issar Batra as she and Marie-Pierre Mol, Intersections Gallery’s owner-cum-curator, were setting up her 2nd solo show in the latter’s exhibition space. Following the success of her…

A Traveller’s Diary | Chang Fee Ming

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It is difficult to perceive figurative paintings of traditional Southeast Asia as part of the Singaporean contemporary art scene. Art-lovers collectively give the limelight to other art forms that have turned popular, such as brilliant conceptual…

Captured: Singapore Before The 1970s

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If you have ever wondered about what was gripping the hearts and minds of Singaporean art makers after the Second World War, the current exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore, “A Changed World: Singapore Art…

Picasso: As Seen Through His Prints

Picasso had repeatedly said that “it is not sufficient to know an artist’s works – it is also necessary to know when he did them, why, how, under what circumstances… I want to leave to posterity…

Photos of India: Tinted by Tradition

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“Tinted by Tradition” showcases Waswo X. Waswo’s coloured vintage photographs of posed studio portraiture that subvert ethnographic clichés in Rajasthan, and play with calendar art and popular iconography. This idea of making black and white photographs…

Luciano Ventrone’s Hyper-Realistic Exhibition

My art teachers constantly drum this into me: your painting must be more than the sum of the parts of what you paint. It can’t be just a photograph of what you see – it must…

Singapore Tyler Print Institute

In the heart of Robertson Quay is a hidden gem – the Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI). Stretching the length of Caseen Street, it sits in a restored warehouse that fronts the Singapore River and has…