Category : ART&DESIGN
I’m always delighted to check out the Affordable Art Fair and I try to pop in as often as I can every year. Even though I have missed several in recent years, I managed to visit the Spring edition this year. The Affordable Art Fair shows in Singapore have come a long way since the first time I went in 2010, from the setup to the participating galleries and curation of artists, it is more and more sophisticated.
This year I briefly went through the halls and spotted some pieces which caught my eye.
I was browsing Etsy the other day and came across a series of beautiful watercolor illustrations of food by French artist, Lucile Prache. What caught my eye were the Asian recipes, with the inclusion of ingredients and simplified step-by-step process to create the dishes. Lucile has illustrated several Vietnamese recipes such as Banh Mi, Cha Gio, Bun Bo Xao, Bo Luc Lac, and Pho. Curious to know more about the artist and her inspirations, I got in touch with Lucile to find out more about her art.
A celebrated French illustrator living in Paris, Lucile’s illustrated recipe prints and watercolor food posters are captivating with the use of vibrant energetic colors and whimsical layouts. Lucile’s Etsy shop features illustrated recipes of French comfort foods to varieties of cheeses, pastries, mushrooms, and more.
TRANSITION, the international debut art exhibition of illuminating Sri Lankan contemporary maestros in Singapore, showcases the works of five painters and one sculptor, thoughtfully curated by Mandala Fine Art Studio. I popped by the VIP opening and got to speak a little bit with the artists about their work.
In this group show, the artists’ expressions are kindled by a poignant sensitivity to their surroundings as well as clever observations of Sri Lankan society and it’s post-conflict period. In a nation where discord has recently been replaced with unity, contemporary art is used here to interpret the joys of peace. The rationale that a thing of beauty can bring forth progress is well marked in this exhibition.