A Tribute To Val

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I have always maintained that our individual uniqueness and experiences not only define who we are. It too determines that only that one person will ever dream up that particular original concept or creation. Einstein’s life…

SG’16 Biennale: 10 Must See

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As the arc of Southeast Asia’s shared histories encompasses East and South Asia’s, these regions bear the imprints of one another’s diverse cultures through borders currently characterized by fluid movement and migration; highlighting the challenges that…

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…

October’s Art Highlights

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We can certainly do more than eagerly countdown towards the upcoming Singapore Biennale this October. We can while away our wait by leisurely attending the exciting selection of art exhibitions highlighted by SingArt. Exhibition: O Dear…

Souls Revealed

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While Venice comes automatically to mind for many at the mention of Italy; especially in relation to its reputation as a city for lovers, I think of Rome; with its ancient ruins, like the Colosseum, the…

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…

Natural Artistic Inspirations

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As we serenely dwell upon Kavita Issar Batra’s artistic inspiration from the natural in her surroundings, it becomes equally instinctive to cast our mind’s eye wider and further: How are other artists responding to their ecological…

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…

June’s Art Exhibitions Picked

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June’s selected art exhibitions give prominence to the works by esteemed artists in the Asia Pacific region; spanning antique artworks to modernist creations and finally contemporary but equally creative pieces – all dwelling on the issues…

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…