Featured Artists

Chen Wen Ling
Chinese

Chen Wen Ling born in 1969 in China, is recognized as one of the top ten contemporary sculptors in the international art industry today. Since graduating from Xiamen Academy of Art where he studied in the sculpture department followed by Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, his exhibitions have been held in numerous prestigious exhibitions all around the world. In 1999, Chen Wen Ling received
Fernando Botero
Colombian

Born in 1932 in Medellin, Colombia, Fernando Botero is an artistic living legend of our times. A prolific artist and creator of the signature style ‘Boterismo’, the artist’s rounded musings have made him a global figure in the contemporary art world, and the artistic ambassador of Colombian pursuit. Rounded from convention, distinctive in spite of the common place, and tie
Qin Feng
Chinese

Qin Feng is an iconic modernist ink painter whose work transcends generations to bind Chinese traditions of ink painting and Western Abstrcts. Grounded in traditional Chinese brushwork, his expressive compositions serve as bold and dramatic meditations on time and motion.  Born 1961 Xinjiang, China, Qin graduated from Shangdong Art Institute, China and has won several art award
Ren Zhen Yu
Chinese

Born in Tianjin in 1976, Ren Zhenyu graduated in 1999 from the Oil Painting Department at Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, where he currently works as a lecturer. His talent was recognized and appreciated by renowned galleries and distinguished collectors throughout China, and has achieved fame in Europe through his distinct portrait series of historical and political icons, such as And
Lim Tze Peng
Singaporean

Born in Singapore in 1923, Lim Tze Peng is one of Singapore’s most significant artists and a living legend. Renowned for his Chinese ink creations of post-independence Singapore, he also practices Chinese calligraphy. Alongside local and international exhibitions, his masterpieces are exhibited in the prominent Singapore institutions and part of many prestigious collections.  Lim has been b
Cai Zhi Song
Chinese

Cai Zhi Song was born in 1972 in Shenyang Liaoning Province, China and graduated from the Sculpture Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1997. He then taught at the university from 1998-2008. A sculpture artist whose powerful work has gained him international recognition, Cai Zhisong, was the first Chinese artist to win the prestigious Taylor prize at the Paris Autumn Salo
Yu Nancheng
Chinese

Born in ChangZhou, Jiangsu Province in 1956, Yu NC currently resides in Shanghai and has been constantly engaged in art creation for more than 40 years, with artworks exhibited across China and collected by art institutions and professional art collectors around the world; including U.S, Germany, Switzerland, France, England, Japan and Middle Eastern countries. Yu NC’s breakthrough techniq
Deng Cheng Wen
Chinese

In 1981, Deng Cheng Wen was born in Guangdong Province, China. He graduated from Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in 2006, following which his works have been exhibited worldwide including Hong Kong, Beijing and Miami. Deng Cheng Wen's Blind Walking series captures the collective ambition, ignorance and emotional flurry within the young Chinese of his generation. His works adopt a concept-based a
Hong Zhu An
Singaporean

Chinese born Hong Zhu An (b. 1955) is one of the finest artists in Singapore today. Trained under the famous art scholar Wang Zidou at the Shanghai Art and Craft Institute, the artist is proficient in both Chinese and Western Art. Painting in acrylic and ink, his works exude a serenity and energy that calms the mind and offers insightful abstract interpretation alongside enchanting visuals. Consta
Tong Zhengang
Chinese

Tong Zhengang was born in Xinjiang, China in 1959. He studied at the China PLA Art Academy and the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. His works were selected to be exhibited numerous times at the Moualot Lithoprint Factory and the Lithograph Museum in Paris. He also had solo exhibitions in the Barcelona Contemporary Museum of Art, Spain and in Hong Kong, and the American Embassy in Beijing.
Lee Jung Woong


Born in Korea in 1963, Lee Jung Woong is the masterful creator of the internationally acclaimed 'Brush' series of paintings. Bold, profound and breathtakingly dramatic- Lee Jung Woong’s intricate works command lucidity in spite of the abstract, and empower the objects of his depiction with hyper realistic life. Having attained his Masters in Fine Arts from Keimyung University, Korea, Lee’s wor
Ong Kim Seng
Singaporean

Born in 1945 in Singapore, Ong Kim Seng is an internationally renowned watercolorist and one of Singapore’s most prominent artistic icons. Self taught and self supported, the artist has participated in group and solo exhibitions at Singapore and in the United States, China, United Kingdom, Japan , Australia, Belgium, Germany, France, Middle East, Taiwan, Hong Kong, among others, having won a mul
Takashi Murakami
Japanese

Takashi Murakami born 1962 in Tokyo is an internationally prolific contemporary Japanese artist. Working in fine arts media (painting and sculpture) as well as conventionally considered commercial media (fashion, merchandise, and animation), the artist is known for blurring the line between high and low art. He coined his style 'superflat', which describes the aesthetic charact
Robert Indiana
American

Born Robert Clarke in 1928, Robert Indiana studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art before settling in New York in 1954, and becoming a leading exponent of Pop art. He achieved global recognition for paintings and prints featuring geometric shapes emblazoned with lettering and vivid colour
Jiang Miao
Chinese

Born in Jilin, China, in 1981, Jiang Miao is a diverse artist specializing in contemporary Woodblock Printmaking. She studied at the Printmaking Department in the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China. There she earned her B.A.F in 2005 and M.A.F in 2009 with a major in Woodblock Printmaking. In 2003 and 2004, she received the First Prize for the Year-End Student Works Exhi


Featured Works

Cavallo (Horse)
Fernando Botero


Brush
Lee Jung Woong


Rather than pursuing visual images through thick touch sense of oil colors, Lee Jung-Woong attempts...
Jelly Babies Family
Mauro Perucchetti


Existential Emptiness No.16
Cui Xiuwen
2009

In this painting by Cui Xiuwen titled "Existential Emptiness No. 16", the schoolgirl is placed right...
Round
Qin Feng


Figure Four Seasons (四季图)
Qin Feng


In ‘The Four Seasons’, Qin Feng presents a poetic coalescence of his composing artistic styles- that...
Calligraphy - Xu Hun - Early Autumn
Lim Tze Peng


Dancers II
Fernando Botero


With his distinct, large-featured style, Botero presents a pair of dancers dancing with restraint, at...


Staff Picks

Rainer Lagemann at Capri by Fraser, Changi City, Singapore
Employing metallic squares to represent the core intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual dimensions of human beings, Rainer Lagemann creates figures that represent the tribulations and ecstasies of human life while celebrating the grace of form. Creating powerful imagery of both tangible form and transient shadows, the artist manipulates lighting and space, pushing singular definitions of physical dimensions by adding variables of expression, while simultaneously instilling meaning into each aspect.

Rainer Lagemann's works were commissioned through Ode to Art by hospitality client Capri by Fraser to adorn the walls of its luxurious new location at Changi City, Singapore. 

Cai Zhi Song at the MOCA, Taipei


Born in 1972 in Shenyang Liaoning Province, China, Cai Zhi Song is a sculpture artist whose powerful work has made him the face of Chinese sculptural ingenuity and skill throughout the international art world. Being the first Chinese artist to win the prestigious Taylor prize at the Paris Autumn Salon in Eiffel-Branly- a highly coveted award that is given to only one distinguished artist every year, Zhi Song has gradually ascended to the most prestigious art exhibitions and institutions in the world.

In February 2014, Zhi Song held his Solo exhibition 'History Re-Presented' at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Taipei featuring large scale works crafted in his signature style of historical significance, enhanced by modern sensibilities of material and composition. 
Singapore's Master of Watercolor- Ong Kim Seng

Behind languid strokes and the iridescent meld of transient colour, lies the hand of a man enchanted by light, devoted to colour, and inspired by the honesty held within the artistic throes of creation. A self-taught observer, traveller and passionate learner- Ong Kim Seng has climbed the ranks of formal appreciation to claim his title as one of the most celebrated water-colourists of our age, reposing his name into international renown and staking his claim as a modern-day cultural treasure.
Voluptuous in Vogue - The Works of Fernando Botero

Using his images as his language of expression, Botero is a narrator- a teller of fables with a libertine accent, whose power is the sedentary, and whose wisdom is wrapped in subtleties of irony and sometimes, inherently scathing commentary. Turning traditional conceptions on their head and slipping the viewer out of societal blinders into  unassuming endearment, the forms of Botero are champions of the unsaid and unseen, speaking through in-expression, grandiose in their common place and creators of their own standards of beauty

Ode to Art is proud to display a glimpse into the rounded musings of the great Fernando Botero, spanning a wide array of sketches, paintings and sculptures as testament to the prowess, versatility and creative ingenuity of the landmark artist.




Now On Show

The Singapore Series 2014 Art Lectures with Jeffrey Say

28 Mar - 27 June 2014
Ode To Art Raffles City
Nature At Play
Xie Ai Ge, Zhang Jian Long
19 - 30 Mar 2013
Ion Art Gallery, Level 4 Ion Orchard
Longing Landscapes
Qin Feng
10 - 20 Jan 2014
Ode To Art Raffles City
Between Intelligence and Intuition
Dedy Sufriadi
4th November - 8th November 2013
Ode To Art Raffles City
A Scene From A Memory
Various Artists
9 - 15 May 2013
Ode To Art Raffles City
Perdido Eden
Various Artists
4 - 14 April 2013
Ode To Art Raffles City
Qin Feng - Longing Landscapes


Ode To Art Raffles City


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Fernando Botero
Botero - Voluptuous in Vogue

Beauty Presented by The Messenger of Curves, The Maestro of Rounded Forms.
Zhang Jian Long
Replaying Childhood

Every artist, every generation, brings with them their own experiences and their own influences, woven together by culture and history. This grants art the power of memory and symbolism, giving it depth and interpretive meaning. In Zhang’s works of glowing faces, uninhibited forms, forgotten games and resplendent simple joys- I see not only the overarching innocence and freedom of childhood, but also the riversides, the fields, the home he spent it in. In his works I see his experience, his influence, and most of all, the historic trails of a forgotten culture- keepsakes of a forgotten time.
Lee Jung Woong
The Strokes of Perception

Among the many astute elements of Lee Jung Woong's perceptive creations, the one that always strikes me is the visual simplicity, in spite of the complex detailing and skill that lies behind it.
Xie Ai Ge
Tree Top Memories

A city has many ways of taking your attention; the busy streets, the unavoidable calls to your materialistic wants, the crowds of people that distract you from even your own thoughts- the blend of developmental thirst that melds with the hustle and bustle to either draw you into its pacing run, or feel lost among those being tided away.
Lim Tze Peng
Larger Than Life

Lim Tzepeng - Larger than Life series is a compilation of 15 works that is prepared for Art Stage Singapore 2014
Dedy Sufriadi
Between Intelligence and Intuition

Dedy's works are a dazzling blend of emotion and technique. His constant exploration of society's definitions of aesthetics, skills and intelligence is seen in many of his works and the viewer almost always sees him return to the world of instinct and...
Mauro Perucchetti
Hip Pop Art

Mauro Peruchetti's work is a mixture of Minimalism and Pop, fusedtogether with an elegance and an ironic wit that seem typical of acertain kind of Italian sensibility.
Rainer Lagemann
Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual

Rainer's fascination with the human body - its artistic expression and struggle - is the inspiration for his works. Rainer captures the human body in motion in his sculptures, depicting them in classic and eternal gestures and sentiments.
Cui Xiuwen
Existential Emptiness

Cui Xiuwen is one of the most influential independent femaleartists in China today. Her artistic vision combines precision andincisive thought, allowing her to penetrate and explore the deepcontradictions within human nature.
Various Artists
A Scene From A Memory

A Scene From A Memory is a group exhibition featuring the works of sixteen Korean artists. The exhibition, to be held on March 14-15, 2013 in Art Space Ben in Seoul followed by Ode To Art Gallery in Singapore on May 2-8, 2013, talks about "scenes".


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Qin Feng
Qin Feng
Internationally renowned and critically acclaimed contemporary Ink artist, Qin Feng, expounds on the cultural relevance, philosophies behind and major achievements of his art. Steeped in cultural polars and a medley of styles and mediums, watch the artist delve into the intricacies of his complex work, and what they stand for in the times to come.
David Bromley
David Bromley
The artist discusses his work
Robert Indiana: A Map of Indiana
Robert Indiana
Robert Indiana, elusive Pop-Art legend, offers a private view into the events, people and places that have shaped his art. Filmed on location at Indiana's island home, the film, narrated by Indiana in an exclusive interview, details the pictorial memoir he has assembled about his long life, from his origins in the state he made his namesake to his role in the creation of the Pop- Art movement in downtown New York through his involvement in the Museum of Modern Art, his eventual disillusionment with the New York art scene, and the great resurgence of interest in his work both in Europe and the United States, as he takes stock of his life and legacy.
Interview with Lim Tze Peng
Lim Tze Peng
This is a video recording of an interview conducted with artist-calligrapher, Lim Tze Peng, 87, recipient of the Cultural Medallion Award for Art in 2003 and best known for the significant number of Chinese ink drawings of Chinatown and the Singapore River he produced during the early 1980s. The video traces his artistic career, and records his thoughts on his own works, artistic style, inspiration, working habits and philosophy of life. Included are commentaries by Koh Seow Chuan, art collector, and Dr. Ho Chee Lick, artist, as well as visual presentations of his selected works of oil and ink paintings and his calligraphy. Narration in English and interview conducted in Mandarin with English subtitles. All Rights Reserved. National Library Board Singapore 2007.
Ang Ah Tee, 2009 Cultural Medallion Recipient
Ang Ah Tee
The official NAC Art Awards video commemoration of 2009 Cultural Medallion recipient Ang Ah Tee and his indelible contributions to Singapore's artistic landscape
ODE TO ART - DEDY SUFRIADI
Dedy Sufriadi
ORIGIN SERIES: The Political Image - Art Lecture Full Video

Artist Qin Feng Interview with Christies
Qin Feng
Qin Feng is a leading international ink artist and the foremost representative of China's avant-garde movement. Invited by the German government to curate an exhibition in Germany in order to promote cultural exchange between the two countries, Qin moved to Berlin in the '90s where he began to fuse Western modernism and the Chinese ink tradition in abstract compositions. Feng uses traditional calligraphic materials but employs his brush with the unrestrained energy of the Abstract Expressionists. Inspired by his upbringing in Xinjiang, a multicultural intersection of the silk roads, Qin has incorporated Chinese, Uighur, Arabic, and Russian language into his work. Qin's bold brushstrokes lyrically combine the gestural impulses of Western action painting with the tradition of Chinese calligraphy painting. His interest in balancing the dynamic between positive and negative space within his compositions mirrors his interest in exploring the delicate harmony between humans and nature. Unorthodox materials, such as the coffee and tea used in the Desire Landscape series, at once assert a break with tradition while also serving as a reminder of two cultural poles at play. Born 1961 Xinjiang, China, Qin graduated from Shangdong Art Institute, China and has won several art awards from the City of Berlin and the Vermont Art Center. He has exhibited in major galleries and museums like the Goedhuis Contemporary in New York, The Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art in China, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, among several others. Feng Lives and works in Beijing, China and Boston, MA. Ode to Art Does not own this video. All rights belong to Christies Pte Ltd.
Mauro Perucchetti: Life, Inspiration and Hip Pop Art
Mauro Perucchetti, Chen Wen Ling, Ren Si Hong
Delve into the thinkings of Italian sculptor Mauro Perucchetti and discover what lies behind his emblematic Jelly Babies, the inspiration to his mediums, and his musings on life as an artist.
Cui Xiuwen on Existential Emptiness
Cui Xiuwen
Cui Xiuwen, one of China's foremost female photographers, talks about her inspirations and the processes involved in the creation of her breathtaking series 'Existential Emptiness',during her exhibition at the Ode to Art gallery, Singapore. Cui Xiuwen's vast expanses of white and haunting images come together to form poignant and thought provoking pieces that not only stir the viewers emotions, but their abstract interpretations as well. By depriving the viewer of temporal and sensory sensations, the artist expands the limits of the mind and provokes powerful thought. Hear the artist's thoughts on her series as she runs through the experience and elation of creating and completing the works of 'Existential Emptiness'.