Art Stage Singapore 2011 – Favorite Works Part 2

18 Jan 2011




I dislike having to break up the blog post into two parts, but there are just way too many visuals associated with this event. This is the second part of my Art Stage Singapore 2011 coverage. Did you read Part 1?

1. Amazing cityscapes created by using denim and only denim. How absolutely fabulous is this concept?!?!?! :D

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Choi So-Young
Display of Fireworks, 2010
Denim
200x200cm

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Choi So-Young
Sightseeing City, 2010
Denim
185x483cm

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Choi So-Young
In Youngho-Dong 1, 2, 3, 4, 2007-2010
Denim
55x55cm

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2. Beautiful oil painting on wood partition by Korean artist Lee Kyoung Mi. I want to point out right now that I have deep personal respect for painters, artists, illustrators everywhere who can draw/paint a cat to be super life-like. Coz seriously the fur is very challenging and gotta get the eyes right. I, for one, have failed – and it’s all due to the lack of trying. ;p

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Lee Kyoung Mi
Nana Partition 2, 2006
Oil on partition
130x162cm

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3. I noticed several art pieces that are 3D, meaning the canvas isn’t flat anymore. This pair of paintings below explains what I’m talking about.

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Lee Kyoung Mi
Heidelberg on the table, 2010
Venezia on the table, 2010
Oil on birchwood
90x90cm

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4. Yet another artwork on 3D canvas.

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Isidro Blasco
Red Courtyard, 2009
C-print, wood, board
99x36x10cm

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5. Big abstract painting of Springtime blooms rendered by Taiwanese artist, Su Meng-Hung.

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Su Meng-Hung
Rendering the Flowers of Spring, 2010
Acrylic on canvas
195x195cm

6. The highlight of the show for me (as I’m sure is the case for many others too) is the projection of video onto a painted canvas, by Indian artist Ranbir Kaleka. Many people gathered around this booth to see the piece in action. The artist had painted a simple still-life of kettle using oil on canvas, and then projected a series of motion sequences onto it. It’s difficult for me to explain effectively how awesome this is so I urge you to follow the link below and view the video online for full effect.

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Ranbir Kaleka
Kettle, 2010
Single channel HD video projection on painted canvas, 3 minute 35 second loop
90.5x68cm

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All on all, I enjoyed Art Stage Singapore 2011 very much and have more photos which are not seen on this blog. There are great installation pieces, stunning photography (like the one by David LaChapelle above; DAVID LACHAPELLE ROCKS btw!) and multi-media experiences that are creative and beautiful. Maybe I’ll see ya at the show next year? :) Last but not least, I leave you with this photo of yours truly backed by a quote from Chinese artist Zeng Fan Zhi.

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自戀! 自戀! 自戀! 自戀! 自戀! =^^=

♥ℳ




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