Through Orphaned Eyes

We have all heard about the effects of China’s 1 child policy: in the culturally driven bid to have a son, daughters born are sometimes killed or, at best, anonymously abandoned in orphanages to face the…

Stirring The Leaves

In 1996, Singapore-born Simryn Gill’s “Forest”; a series of large black-and-white photographs that documents temporary installations in which she also ‘seeded’ a mangrove swamp, a beach and the garden of her family home; visually reversed the…

More Than American Dreams

During my teens Laura Ingalls Wilder’s semi-biographical “Little House on the Prairie” series of books captured my vivid imagination. Her life growing up with her settler family on the Great Plains in the United States of…

Kaleidoscopic Landscapes | Surrealistic Paintings by Knakorn Kachacheewa

A gentleman in a charcoal grey suit stands against the sea and the cloudy sky, partly veiled by the rotund green apple. Undoubtedly, we are talking about “The Son of Man” (1964) by René Magritte, one…

Fresh Takes | Crisp Perspectives at Chan Hampe Galleries

One would recollect the prodigious development in Singapore’s art scene back in the 1950s by catching a glimpse of fishing sampans with a Western composition — the Nanyang style. Now, how do we react to plastic…