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 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
Lim Tze Peng
Singaporean

Born in Singapore in 1921, 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
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
Wei ligang
Chinese

Born in Datong, Shanxi in 1964, Wei Ligang is known as one of the greatest ink masters of our time. Closely connected to the Chinese Ink and Calligraphy movement since its excursions from the Mainland to global renown, the artist has been noted as one of the pioneers of abstraction in the field, melding Eastern and Western influence into a new generation of expressionism without eluding the tradit


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...
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


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,...
Horse
Fernando Botero


Mother Theresa
Ren Zhen Yu
2013



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

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

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


Read

Deng Cheng Wen
The Lightness of Seeing

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.
Fernando Botero, Jimenez
Botero - Voluptuous in Vogue

Beauty Presented by The Messenger of Curves, The Maestro of Rounded Forms.
Lee Jung Woong, Hong Zhu An, Hong Sek Chern
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.
Various Artists
Longing Landscape - Qin Feng

A Journey of Chinese Ink through tradition, time and the philosophical spirit
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.
Max Kong
Where Do I Begin

Multifacted and layered with not only physical, but conceptual complexities in every stroke, 'Where Do I Begin' is indeed an apt encapsulation of the adroit artist's works.
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.


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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.
Yu Nancheng (Part 1)
Yu Nancheng
SINGAPORE SERIES: Contemporary Art - Art Lecture Full Video

By Jeffrey Say
Zhang Jian Long (Part 2)
Zhang Jian Long
Zhang Jian Long (Part 1)
Zhang Jian Long
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. More videos on contemporary art, design, architecture: http://www.vernissage.tv 5.
SINGAPORE SERIES: Sculpture - Art Lecture Full Video
Ong Kim Seng, Lim Tze Peng, Zhu Hong, Hong Zhu An
By Jeffrey Say
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.