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DREAMS OF AGGREGATION

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DREAMS OF AGGREGATION

Chun Kwang Young is an artist who actively sought for a mode of expression that would be authentic to him and his native background. Shortly after he graduated from Hongik University in 1968 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts, Chun relocated to the United States to further his education. Despite the ...

COLLECTORS INTERVIEW WITH SERGE TIROCHE

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COLLECTORS INTERVIEW WITH SERGE TIROCHE

You have been very active in the world of art since a young age, having been born into a family of successful art dealers. Tell us about your early experiences in the art business, and what inspired you to remain involved over the years. Serge Tiroche: I was born in Israel where my father had ...

DANGER IN PARADISE

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DANGER IN PARADISE

“My work seeks to portray movement, elegance and the impact of powerful visuals within flexible dimensions, where all these aesthetic components coincide with the key elements of classical art. Eventually, I gravitated towards the classical style for these reasons.” At first glance, Fu Lei’s ...

SPURIOUS STORIES FROM THE LAND AND WATER

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SPURIOUS STORIES FROM THE LAND AND WATER

After decades of travel and observation, Malaysian-born but Singaporean-based photographer and filmmaker Sherman Ong has built a strong rhetoric on the theme of origin, migration and diaspora. His own experience of migration came fairly early, when as a teenager he was uprooted from his home in ...

CHUN KWANG YOUNG AND THE MARKS OF HISTORY

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CHUN KWANG YOUNG AND THE MARKS OF HISTORY

At the age of 69, Chun Kwang Young is today internationally recognized as an artist who has been seeking the essence of his home country, Korea, to infuse it onto the social and political contradictions expressed by the Abstract Expressionist statement. In his work, Chun Kwang Young creates small ...

THE CALL OF THE WEST: INTERVIEW WITH THUKRAL AND TAGRA

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THE CALL OF THE WEST: INTERVIEW WITH THUKRAL AND TAGRA

Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra are a dynamic artist duo based in Delhi, who have been collaborating since 2004. Trained in design, their work incorporates symbols and images from popular culture which appeals to a global audience, addressing universal themes of identity, consumerism and change. The ...

LI TIANBING AND THE SELF-PORTRAIT SERIES

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LI TIANBING AND THE SELF-PORTRAIT SERIES

Li Tianbing explores fiction and reality haunted by selected childhood memories in a suffocating society and charged political setting. Using photographs as a medium to illustrate his reflections on the past and his multicultural experiences, Li layers the present using oil painting in a timeless ...

Sherman Ong’s Series HanoiHaiku, Monsoon and Spurious Landscapes

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Sherman Ong’s Series HanoiHaiku, Monsoon and Spurious Landscapes

About Sherman Ong’s three photographic series, HanoiHaiku, Monsoon and Spurious Landscapes, as well as the short film, Tickets, which first debuted at the Singapore Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2009, as part of Ming Wong’s show where Singapore won a special mention. HanoiHaiku captures the ...

DANE PATTERSON ON HIS SERIES “HYPOTHETICAL ARRANGEMENTS”

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DANE PATTERSON ON HIS SERIES “HYPOTHETICAL ARRANGEMENTS”

Many of the scenes captured in Hypothetical Arrangements are inspired by photographs taken from interior design books.  Why did you decide to use these images as your starting point? Dane Patterson: For this show I wanted to begin with spaces that had a very clear design aesthetic to deviate from. ...

DECADENCE OF THE ABANDONED – INTERVIEW WITH SIDDHARTHA TAWADEY

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DECADENCE OF THE ABANDONED – INTERVIEW WITH SIDDHARTHA TAWADEY

Siddhartha Tawadey was born in Calcutta, India and studied art and photography at St Martin’s School of Design and City University in London. Works from the artist’s series Decadence of the Abandoned highlight the abject beauty of possessions that have been discarded. The over-abundance of ...

INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST JEDD NOVATT

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INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST JEDD NOVATT

You work with industrial materials such as Corten steel and aluminium. Is this a purely aesthetic choice? Have you always been working with these materials? Jedd Novatt: When I started out as a sculptor, my options were limited and based predominately on accessibility. I started working with mild ...

COLLECTORS INTERVIEW WITH LARA AUDERGON

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COLLECTORS INTERVIEW WITH LARA AUDERGON

Lara Audergon is passionate about contemporary art, an interest that has blossomed since moving to Asia. In 2005, Lara Audergon and her husband Christophe left their native Switzerland to set up Crossinvest (Asia), an independent wealth management company based in Singapore. Since then, they have ...