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 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 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
Yu Nancheng Chinese
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
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
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
Park Seung Mo Korean
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 t
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
Despite his stunning visuals and meticulous detail, the triumph of Lee Jung Woong is greatly aided by...
Monalisa 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, large-featured style, Botero presents a pair of dancers dancing with restraint, at...
Red Far East Series 东方红系列 (4) Liu Ruo Wang 2004
Born in 1970 in Shaanxi, China, Liu Ruo Wang creates Art that touches on an immense array of cultural...
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...
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 papers. The Henan-born artist incorporates these texts into his hand-made clothes by careful and meticulous knitting. His dedication is shown as he slice each paper into narrow strips, dampen 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 stamped figuratively onto the clothes he produce even as he leaves the imaginations up to the viewers.
The Jungle of Form , Colour and Tempo An artist of Thai heritage, the Eastern elements to Kashashiva’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 this 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. The artist also maintains a deliberate and eye catching colour palette which communicates a tonality of serenity that manifests in itself, 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.
Wang TianDe - Mountain Forward 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 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.
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
20 Years of Art: A Retrospective by Hong Zhu An Hong Zhu An 15th - 29th July Ode To Art Raffles City
Ode to Art Platform Presents: Guo Huawei Guo Huawei May 7th - May 21st 2015 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
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.
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. Recreating Ink brush painting for the twenty-first century, the artist often burns symbols, which resemble Chinese characters, onto rice paper, evoking the essence of traditional Chinese art in a modern context. The burn marks are made with an incense stick, creating shapes and spaces, similar to that of landscapes, water and mountains.
Mountain Forward is a solo exhibition of Wang Tiande recent works in Ode To Art .
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.
From trains of lost direction, to key holed glimpses of blindness; from bewildered expressionless youths, to serene smiles of ignorance: having worked with Deng Cheng Wen for over 5 years now, it hardly takes me by surprise that the prodigious artist has chosen to develop his striking theme into an artistic blossoming of thought and technique.
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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SINGAPORE SERIES: Painting - Art Lecture Full Video Various Artists
Qin Feng Various Artists 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.