Souls Revealed

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

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

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

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

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

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…

Making A Memory | Esmond Loh

Curatorial Statement Time is said to be boundless, with no beginning or end. Yet, the world bears testimony to the impact of time; wrinkled women scavenging for cardboard in a dustbin, or the middle-aged durian seller…

Romancing The Picturesque Edenic Tropics

Singaporean Donna Ong’s fascination with tropical landscapes in relation to the era of colonization has led to her “Letters From The Forest (II)” and “The Forest Speaks Back (I)” sharing display space in the Singapore Art…

Artistic Songs of Tibetan Highlands

“The hills are alive with the sound of music With songs they have sung for a thousand years The hills fill my heart with the sound of music My heart wants to sing every song it…

What Makes Me?

Singapore’s multiculturalism birthed its arty Nanyang style. An example of which is Cheong Soo Pieng’s famous “Drying Salted Fish” – a splendid result of intricate line work akin to Chinese ink brush techniques on a pictorial…