The Affordable Art Fair, like its previous installations, certainly lived up to its name. With stunning aesthetics, fresh perspectives and of course, heart-racing bargains, the event drew up large crowds that left with huge smiles (and paintings).
Located at the F1 Pit Building from the 22nd April to 24th April, the fair showcased beautiful local and foreign works of art from up to 41 galleries! Here are some of my favourite pieces from the fair – I won’t delve too much into the interpretation of each piece as I’d like to encourage you to come up with your own! After all, that’s one of the most fun and intimate aspects of artistic appreciation.
French artist Nathelie Laoue shares her process of creating this striking mixed media depiction of the
Chinatown District, Keong Siak Road: Photograph, cut out, rearrange, and then enhance colours and shadows with acrylic and sand. Find her work at the local Blue Lotus Fine Art gallery.
Part of a woodcut print carved by Vijay Pichumani – curated from the Art Houz Gallery based in Chennai, India.
Left: A colourful sketch of PM Lee Hsien Loong. Right: “Tears of Joy” is painted by Singaporean artist Jaxton Su. More of his work can be found at the local gallery, Blue Lotus Fine Art.
A text portrait of Audrey Hepburn by German artist Ralph Ueltzhoeffer from the Lumas Gallery (which specialises in photography art). This series of artwork portrayed famous personalities with an overlay of words that are picked from their respective biographies.
The Whale Pop Collection is created by the artist duo Artheline, who display their quirky pieces at Art Porters gallery. The whales are hand-painted sculptures made in resin, marble powder and fiberglass, and covered with multiple layers of hi-gloss marine lacquer. In true functional art spirit, they can provide a vibrant aesthetic appeal and a unique seating arrangement!
Stick Together is a project by Amsterdam tape artist Max Zorn, who uses ordinary brown packing tape as a medium, a scalpel as his brush, and his canvas as illuminated lights. He is well known for his free hand works and the intricacies of his sepia toned creations – those on display were nothing short of breath-taking.
(Image credits: Affordable Art Fair)
One of the most relatable showcases, this fun installation had playful interpretations of various Singaporean stereotypes. They were illustrated on cloth beanbags by Dan Wong, Izayanti Asa’ari, Paynk and Hahafi. #ArtHappy
Singapore's very own Community Health Assessment Team (CHAT) was selling these adorable graphic drawstring bags for charity. Head over to their website and check out their various initiatives that help raise awareness of mental illnesses. Keep up the good job CHAT!