Art Stage Singapore 2013

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An inspired palette of textures and colours:

Moon on moss (2012) by Eemyun Kang

 Swirling strokes of light and beauty:


Sometimes, I feel like an elephant is weighing me down too


This is a pen drawing, no kidding:


 An onlooker comments, "This is quite interesting, beautiful even. I'd buy this to display at home if I've the space and if it costs $10." OUCH. 

Ouch.
I wonder who would buy this piece?

Another onlooker walks past and remarks, "people will buy this piece if they don't know how to buy paint from Artfriend. If they know how to buy paint, they'd probably paint this themselves." OUCH.

Double Ouch.


A fascinating fusion of colours and textures. Upon closer inspection, the ink splats form little monsters.


A horde of terrorists, arranged in a ring:


So this is how a terrorist thinks?


I quite like how the swirls unite to form a face:

Philippe Pasqua
Philippe Pasqua

This kingkong is made from clothes hangers. I kid you not. Clothes hangers. A humongous gorilla from clothes hangers...


I just realised that its reproductive organ is unexpectedly small. Perhaps an artistic socio-political commentary that 'powerful' beings may not be as powerful as they seem.



Picasso... My cousin - he's P5 - paints like this too.

Picasso
My friend standing in front of a humongous orchid:


Here's an amazing biro drawing by Juan Francisco Casas. I use ballpoint pens to answer exam papers and he uses ballpoint pens to do this:

Juan Francisco Casas
 By Ron Mueck, I think:


A piece by Botero. Sometimes, I wonder if my friend inspired this painting:

Botero
A grotesque life-sized humanoid with stumps for limbs:


A painting of sand using sand, woah:



Oil paint on aluminium. Amazing hyperrealism:



A painting of a person looking at a painting. This reminds me of the concept of "a photo within a photo". The painting that forms the background is probably by Jackson Pollock.



Another painting of a person looking at a painting. The painting that forms the background this time is one of Mark Rotho's colour field artwork. I think that the artist is questioning (aka being pissed off) at abstract art.



My brother just remarked that I ought to stand behind this artwork and say, "Mdm, excuse me please, I want to look at the painting too." He told me that I should repeat myself until the gallery owners hear me.


This dangling piece is interesting for it employs an unusual medium: styrofoam strips of multiple colours. Quite the happy work:



An artwork by Singaporean artist, Justin Lee:



Hyperrealistic sculptures by Sam Jinks, Australia:

Sam Jinks



Stuff toys, all taped together, rest in a bathtub. Erm?



I love this piece. From far, it looks like a traditional Chinese painting. Up close, it reveals a cramped, dirty and overdeveloped cityscape.





This is a perfectly happy piece. Wind blows across shifting silk. This eloquent art evokes serenity and ecstasy  Simple and beautiful:


I think that the artist is inspired by elephant poop:




A painting by Marc Chagall. This famous artist draws his inspiration from dreams. My art teacher once told me that I paint like Chagall. I think that he's not being complimentary. 


Another painting by Marc Chagall:


Dramatic charcoal-on-canvas pieces:


The below works are not paintings. They're actually animations, hmm:




This ceramic piece traps ripples. It solidifies ripples. Tasteful and elegant:


Not a photo but an oil painting. Woah.


A smart commentary on the death of art:



Smeared straight from the paint tube by Indonesian artist, Affandi:


I wonder how Buddhists will interpret this work:




1 USD and 100 RMB notes. There's a message somewhere within about the tenuous relationship between America and China: 



Takashi Murakami
Chihuly glass works! Light on glass. I had the privilege of being a RWS staff and had stood sentry at an RWS Chihuly gallery many times:

Chihuly


This kind of art drives me nutty. Fusion of aesthetics from the East and West. It's disconcerting, like Western piano with Chinese er hu, argh.



Very interesting pieces. I just don't know how to feel about them.


One Million! Everyone's fixated with a million dollars.



Patricia Piccinini. Woah, I once wrote an essay on her works. It's simply surreal to see her art piece right before me. Woah.


Commentary on the objectification and commodification of animals:



Seems to be criticising the rampant greed of Wall Street. Bulls, after all, reminds us of what economists term as the 'bull markets'.



The wings are actually mobile! They flap up, then down!

Green Monster by Han Jinsu
A sculpture that patches up disparate ceramic pieces. Chinese culture, once shattered, cannot be easily put together again.


Erm, a blue splat on paper... .  .   .    . I've similar artworks for sale:


Say YES!! to money.





Wonderful colours below, just dreamy and beautiful, wonderful, wonderful:


Poor Mao Zhe Dong. No one wants to leave him alone. Everyone wants to caricature him:




Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei as humpty-dumpties.  


The art world supports Ai Weiwei. Go go go, Mr Ai!


Andy Warhol, the perennial favourite, at art auctions and fairs:


Nam June Paik
Someone said, "I think this would make a good coffee table."


Ouch.


Looks 3D?


He's almost 2D!


Pins on wood, absolutely incredible:


Melting metal. This reminds me of Salvador Dali, actually. 



Adam Neate



Why are there chairs on a light bulb?!



This is, in my opinion, the most eloquent piece in the entire hall. Wigs on broomsticks, commenting on gender disparities. Very simple, yet devastatingly effective.


A whimsical piece, hahah.

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