Chen Wen Ling was born in 1969 in China and is recognized as one of the top ten contemporary sculptors in the international art industry today. Since graduating from the 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, Ch
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 commonplace, and tied to
Qin Feng Chinese
Qin Feng is an iconic modernist ink painter whose work transcends generations to bind Chinese traditions of ink painting and Western Abstract art. Grounded in traditional Chinese brushwork, his expressive compositions serve as bold and dramatic meditations on time and motion. Born in 1961 in Xinjiang, China, Qin graduated from Shangdong Art Institute in China and has won s
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 he achieved fame in Europe through his distinct portrait series of historical and political icons, such as Andy
Yu Nancheng Chinese
Changzhou, Jiangsu Province in 1956, Yu Nancheng currently resides in Shanghai and
has been engaged in art creation for more than 40 years. His artworks have been exhibited across China and are collected by art institutions and
professional art collectors around the world in locations such as the U.S, Germany,
Switzerland, France, England, Japan and the Middle Eastern countri
Lee Jung Woong Korean
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 wo
Wang Tiande Chinese
Born in 1960 in China, Wang Tiande is one of the most significant and innovative calligraphers of present times, internationally renowned for his revolutionary takes on traditional Chinese art. A graduate of the Chinese Painting Department at the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts in 1988, the artist is now dean and professor at the Art and Design Department of the prestigious Fudan University in Shang
Rainer Lagemann American
Born in Dusseldorf, Germany, Rainer Lagemann has lived in San Francisco Bay Area since 1988. Today Lagemann resides in Miami, where he creates modern metal sculptures from small steel squares, welding them into modern interpretations of the human body or abstract variations of contemporary sculptures. Trained as an interior architect, Lagemann arrived to sculpture later in his life, but his unique
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Liu ZhenYong Chinese
Liu Ruo Wang Chinese
Born in 1970 in Shaanxi, China, Liu Ruo Wang creates art that touches on an immense array of cultural elements, while still remaining firmly rooted in a personal journey through time and struggle. Turning a childhood of myth and folklore into a representation of the Chinese spirit, the artist chooses to glorify the ordinary man into an emblem of solidarity, tying together bands of soldiers in dist
Cavallo (Horse) Fernando Botero
Brush Lee Jung Woong 2014
Coupled with his stunning visuals and meticulous detail, the triumph of Lee Jung Woong is greatly aided...
My Neighbourhood Lim Tze Peng
North Boat Quay Ong Kim Seng 2013
Reflecting the good old days of Singapore, Ong paints a side of Boat Quay that is surprisingly serene...
Essence of Zen Hong Zhu An
Hong Zhu An's works rarely tells a specific narrative. Rather, the artist invites viewers to form their...
Mona Lisa Park Seung Mo
Carefully constructing his illusion of depth, Park Seung Mo once again defies the tangible with this...
Dancers II Fernando Botero
With his distinct style depicting rotund figures, Botero presents a pair of dancers moving with restraint...
The East is Red Series (东方红系列) (4) Liu Ruo Wang 2004
Born in 1970 in Shanxi, China, Liu Ruo Wang creates art that touches on an immense array of cultural...
Encountering the Dark - Park Seung Mo Born in Korea, sculptor Park Seung Mo, who received his degree in Fine Arts at Dong A University in Korea in 1998, creates giant ephemeral portraits by cutting layer after layer of wire mesh. Each work begins with a photograph which is superimposed over layers of wire with a projector then, using a subtractive technique, Park slowly snips away areas of mesh. Each piece is several inches thick and each plane that forms the final image is spaced a few finger widths apart, giving the portraits a depth and dimensionality.
A World of Knitting - Wang Lei Chinese contemporary artist, Wang Lei has been converting materials into objects with the bold use of his knitting techniques. The artist does not use wool, thread or yarn to produce his artworks. Rather, he uses paper from materials significant to him, such as the Bible, Tao Te Ching, dictionaries, newspapers and even toilet paper. The Henan-born artist incorporates these texts into his handmade clothes by careful and meticulous knitting. His dedication is shown as he slices each paper into narrow strips, dampens them and finally roll and twist them into yarn from which he then starts knitting with exquisite control. Wang Lei's thoughts on life and issues are imprinted figuratively onto the clothes he produces, even as he leaves the interpretation up to viewers.
The Jungle of Form, Colour and Tempo - Knakorn Kachacheewa An artist of Thai heritage, the Eastern elements in Kashashiva’s works are intricate and woven seamlessly into his whimsical style. Thai art has long held a tradition of two dimensional depictions, where primary elements are kept isolated through the use of transformative space. Using this as his canvas of composition, the artist creates his imagery in distinctly Western styles, with dark green foliage bringing to mind the fantastic worlds of Rousseau, and his patterned segmentation ringing clearly of Pop technique. The resulting meld is a stunning aesthetic that carries a porcelain sheen of delicate perfection while still carving out contours of a determined brush stroke. The artist also maintains a deliberate and eye-catching colour palette which communicates a tonality of serenity, allowing the vivid components to command attention as individual spaces. The artist creates this effect through constant contrast, colour blocking with the illusion of negative space and rounding off his brightest hues with translucence. This remarkable coalescence of colour executed through his distinct use of both blended and evident strokes, allows for images that draw the eye to every edge and detail, while harmonizing its elements into an en masse feast for the senses.
Mountain Foreward - Wang Tiande Born in 1960 in China, Wang Tiande is one of the most significant and innovative calligraphers of present times, internationally renowned for his revolutionary takes on traditional Chinese art. A graduate of the Chinese Painting Department at the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts in 1988, the artist is now dean and professor at the Art and Design Department of the prestigious Fudan University in Shanghai. Characteristically using incense sticks to burn symbols which resemble Chinese characters onto rice paper, Wang Tiande’s work has been collected by the British Museum, London, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Boston Museum of Fine Art, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Shanghai Museum of Art, Guangdong Art Museum, Shenzhen Art Museum and JP Morgan Bank.
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 ecstasy 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.
Singapore's Master of Watercolor - Ong Kim Seng Behind luscious strokes and the iridescent blend of aquarelle, lies the hand of a man enchanted by light, devoted to colour, and inspired by the sincerity of original artistic creation. A self-taught observer, traveller and passionate learner, Ong Kim Seng has ascended the ranks of formal appreciation to claim his title as one of the most celebrated watercolourists of our age. His work has propelled his name into international renown and made him 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. He is a teller of fables, with his power lying in the depiction of the sedentary. Notions of wisdom are wrapped in subtleties of irony and, at times, scathing commentary. Turning traditional concepts on their head and shifting viewpoints from societal stereotypes to unassuming endearment, the forms of Botero are champions of the unspoken and unseen. They are expressive and grandiose, creators of their own standards of beauty.
Ode to Art is proud to display a glimpse into the jolly, rotund world of the great Fernando Botero. A wide array of sketches, paintings and sculptures are testament to the prowess, versatility and creative ingenuity of this landmark artist.
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Face to Peace Stefan Buana 24th July - 30th July Ode to Art Platform, 4th floor Raffles City Convention Centre
20 Years of Art: A Retrospective by Hong Zhu An Hong Zhu An 15th - 21st July Ode To Art Raffles City
Nostalgia in Transformation: Ong Kim Seng Ong Kim Seng April 9 - April 15 2015 Ode To Art Raffles City
Solo Exhibition: Knakorn Kachacheewa: Knakorn Kachacheewa 5th - 25th March 2015 Ode To Art Raffles City
Ode to Art at Art Stage 2015: Featuring Park Seung Mo and Fernando Botero Park Seung Mo 22nd - 25th January, 2015 Marina Bay Sand Convention Hall
Solo Exhibition of Indra Wahyu - Urban Dreamtime Y Indra Wahyu N 15-29 Jan 2015 Ode To Art Raffles City Platfrom
Wang Tiande- Mountain Forward Wang Tiande 25th - 30th November, 2014 Ode To Art Raffles City
Where Do I Begin Max Kong 3 July - 17 July 2014 4th Floor Raffles City Convention Center Foyer Area
China Red, Yu Nan Cheng Yu Nancheng 29 May, 7PM Ode To Art Raffles City
The Singapore Series 2014 Art Lectures with Jeffrey Say
Imbued with the very philosophy that defines the artist himself, ‘Line’, or 笔,墨,纵,横 (closely translated to Brush, Ink, Vertical, Horizontal) is a tale within itself, that descends from individual but spans to a multitude- resonating to emotion held within every and each.
Ling Yang Chang, a prominent Singaporean artist, depicts city life with a distinctive flavour. Ling's works are a delicate balance of Chinese and Western influences. Even in the free rein of Western Abstract expression, the fine lines and tonal qualities of Chinese painting are never absent. Boldly, he simplifies the intricate architectures, textures and colours while paying detailed attention to the surrounding scene; a narrative which never fails to form a bond with the observer.
Stefan Buana is a rising star amongst Indonesia's emerging artists, marking his way with fascinating paintings and exquisite sculptures that challenge and amuse his collectors and critics. Stefan is known for his constant experimentation with various styles and media and his creation of unique art pieces using non-traditional materials such as torched metal and rough craquelure.
Watercolour virtuoso, prolific visionary and perhaps one of the most laurelled artists that have graced Singapore’s Art scene till date- Mr Ong Kim Seng is the embodi- ment of artistic passion. Through our years of professional collaborations, Mr Ong has never ceased to amaze me with his humility and undying vigour to explore, learn and achieve.
The art of Park Seung Mo is not installation, it is not sculpture, it is not portraiture; it is an exposition on consciousness, a critique of reality and most of all, a discourse on the meaning of the self itself- churning existence into a haze of wired ambiguity.
Laughing buildings, leaning skies and
red suns that wax and wane as the
moon does; it is a rare occurrence for
one to see art so overtly definitive of
the artist behind it. Unconventional,
indelibly creative and just zany enough
to tickle both soul and senses
—the art of Zhu Hong is a portrait of a man enraptured
by the colours of amorous living.
Amongst whirlwind colour and dizzying brushstroke illusions lie the astute observations of a social thinker, observing the modern world from eyes that acutely bring to life the vistas behind streams of consciousness. Moulding representation into painterly abstract, the experienced hand of Indra Wahyu channels emotion and energy through composition and subject with a raw truth that has become the trademark of the present age of firebrand Indonesian artists. Insightful, honest, and yet filled with the cascading motion of aesthetic flow, the art of Indra Wahyu is a flurry of snapshot reality, encased in fantastical imagery.
An artist of Thai heritage, the Eastern elements to Kachacheewa's works are intricate and woven seamlessly into his divertive style. Thai art has long held a tradition of two dimensional depictions where primary elements are kept isolated through the use of transformative space. Using as his canvas of composition, the artist then creates his imagery in distinctly Western styles, with his dark green foliage bringing to mind the fantastic worlds of Rousseau, and his patterned segmentation ringing clearly of Pop technique. The resulting meld is a stunning aesthetic that carries a porcelain sheen of delicate perfection while still carving out contours of a determined brush stroke.
Kachacheewa reinvents older forms, bringing them into the present. He achieves the surrealist aim of making the familiar seem foreign, in part by making surrealism itself seem novel and excitingly strange.
In his forty years of practicing art, Yu Nancheng has learnt from the foreign artistic traditions, keeping in mind the essence of traditional Chinese culture, reinterpreting this blend of rich cultural heritage in the light of modern age with a genuine contemporary touch.
Ong Kim Seng - Nostalgia in Transformation Ong Kim Seng Ode To Art is deeply honored to present master of watercolor: Ong Kim Seng's solo exhibition.
Behind languid strokes and the iridescent meld of transient color, lies the hand of a man enchanted by light, devoted to color, and inspired by the honesty held within the artistic throes of creation. A self-taught observer, traveler and passionate learner- Ong Kim Seng has climbed the ranks of formal appreciation to claim his title as one of the most celebrated water colorists of our age, etching his name into international renown and staking his claim as a modern-day cultural treasure.
박승모(park seungmo) Park Seung Mo A Behind the Scenes take on Korean artist Park Seung Mo's transfixing wire sculptures that have captured minds and hearts around the world with the ideation and philosophy that guide them.
SINGAPORE SERIES: Contemporary Ink - Art Lecture Full Video
By Jeffrey Say
Robert Indiana: Beyond Love / Whitney Museum of American Art, New York Robert Indiana, Fernando Botero The exhibition Robert Indiana: Beyond Love at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York presents an overview of the work of the American artist, who his one of the main protagonists of the Pop Art movement. Robert Indiana used the vocabulary of highway signs and roadside entertainments of post war America. His work often consists of bold images with short words, such as in his most famous piece, LOVE.
Robert Indiana: Beyond Love. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Professional Preview, September 23, 2013. Video: Shimon Azulay.
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