With prices starting from as low as S$525.00, collectors will have a choice of more than 100 good quality and affordable art pieces by six well known artists from Singapore, Japan, Vietnam and China, which have been specially commissioned by Art Forum. Among those include pieces by Frederic Berger-Cardi, Sato Kyoko and Kheng-Li Wee whose sought-after works are prominently featured in a number of international private collections. Selected for their unique styles and techniques, the diverse blend of visually compelling art pieces include paintings on paper and canvas in a variety of media including ink, acrylic, oil, and mixed media; drypoint and etchings; as well as a collection of limited edition digital pigment prints.
The six artists Art Forum will be representing at Affordable Art Fair London and Affordable Art Fair Singapore are:
· Freelance fine art and documentary photographer, whose prints are found in the International Center of Photography in New York and the European House of Photography in Paris, Kheng-li Wee captures the beauty of nature through vivid images of lush greenery and play on sunrays on digital pigment prints.
· Having studied ink painting under the established artist Lim Kay Hiong, Singapore-based French scientist-cum-
· Local young artist Yeo Shih Yun, whose works were recently featured in the Singapore Art Museum to rave reviews, demonstrates her bold use of black ink and silkscreen print techniques in a series of abstracts that depict the light moment of breeze.
· Japanese artist Sato Kyoko, whose work can be found in public collections within established art houses in Prague, Romania and Taiwan, presents a variety of minimalist prints through drypoint and etching techniques.
· Tian Mangzi from China, who has been classically trained in Chinese fine art to paint outdoor landscapes and nature under the guidance of various Chinese masters for more than 30 years, brings his brush techniques to life in a series of ink on paper and presents a still life collection in a variation of apples which represents his perceptions of the universe.
· Vietnamese artist Tran Van Thao, whose works have been widely exhibited across France, Italy, USA, Korea, and Southeast Asia, presents a versatile take on both warm and cool hues in a collection of imaginative and complex paintings that intertwine urban landscapes with images of nature.
A regular participant of the Affordable Art Fairs, Marjorie Chu, founder and gallerist of Art Forum says, “As a gallery that is dedicated to the promotion of good quality affordable art, we strongly believe that the enjoyment of art should always be accessible to everyone, which is what Affordable Art Fair is all about. As a platform to showcase some of Asia’s best artists under one roof, this preview is about giving visitors the luxury of time to appreciate and learn more about the art pieces prior to the fairs.”
Art Forum’s Preview to Affordable Art Fair runs from 22 September through to 13 October at Art Forum located at 82 Cairnhill Road, Singapore 229684. The gallery is open from 10.00am to 6.00pm from Monday to Saturday, other times by appointment. For more enquiries, please call: 6737 3448, or visit http://www.artforum.com.sg/
About Art Forum
One of the most established art galleries in Singapore; Art Forum features high quality affordable artwork of more than 150 artists mainly from Southeast Asia: Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam as well as China, Japan, India and Australia. It was founded by prominent and renowned local art expert Marjorie Chu in 1971 tocelebrate the new language of Contemporary Art in Asia and is dedicated to being a bridge between artists, art lovers, collectors and first time buyers of good quality affordable art.
The depth and diversity of the gallery’s art offerings include oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas, charcoal on paper, ink and watercolour on paper, prints (lithographs, woodcut, mezzotint, etching, monotype, silkscreen etc); photography (silver gelatin, C-print, digital print); sculpture (wood, bronze, copper, granite); and ceramics. A majority of the artworks are under S$10,000 with prices starting from S$500.