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Patrick Hughes' Perplexing Perspectives


Patrick Hughes creates paintings that come alive through the motion created by optical illusions and makes viewers interact with his works in an active way. Each plane of his pictures shrinks or expands to accommodate the movement of the onlooker, in perfect harmony, like a good dance partner. Discover more about his technique and his philosophy in this short clip!

Related Artists: Patrick Hughes
Lim Tze Peng: The Spirit of Ink - Solo exhibition in Mumbai, India

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum in collaboration with IDF Singapore, Ode To Art, and the Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore presents ‘The Spirit of Ink’ by Singapore’s pioneer artist Lim Tze Peng (3rd Aug - 15th Sept 2019). At 99 years old, Lim Tze Peng is Singapore’s oldest living artist and one of the most respected Chinese calligraphy artists. Despite his age, creating art is ever on Lim’s mind, and he has been passionately producing a series of calligraphy works. ‘The Spirit of Ink’ is the artist Lim Tze Peng’s first ever solo exhibition in India. The highlight of the exhibition will be Lim’s 5 new pieces of abstract art calligraphy that he painted over the course of 2018-2019. These large-scale paintings will be displayed in public for the very first time. From an expansive collection of his works, another 20 specially curated pieces have also been selected to depict Lim’s journey from his roots in traditional Chinese calligraphy to his current more abstract and contemporary works.
Wu Qiong x Esquire

Wu Qiong x Playdoh
Wu Qiong
Ode To Art in Conversation: 刘纯海 Liu Chun Hai
Liu Chun Hai
Ode To Art in Conversation with Chinese Painter Liu Chun Hai. Liu discusses the essence of vitality which he hopes exudes in all his works.
Gao Xiao Wu: A Journey of Artistic Renewal
Gao Xiao Wu
Wu Qiong's Interview
Wu Qiong
LUCA PERIOTTO: A PORTRAIT OF LIU RUOWANG - BLACK WOLVES. 2015
Liu Ruo Wang
Liu Ruo Wang's exclusive interview with Luca Periotto about his series display in Italy.
Featuring Ode to Art

This short clip is taken from the Russian Program, http://zhannepozheni.friday.ru/videos/vipuski/singapore , which featured a newlywed and their adventures in Singapore. The bride is a painter and her other half had always wanted her to paint something for him. Finally, she gets it done in Ode to Art Gallery with the help of the various artworks around her as inspiration.

Art Lectures

ART-ICULATION: How to See, Understand and Talk about a Painting - Art Lecture Full Video

By Jeffrey Say
Jeffery Say Art Talk - What is Art and what is Art for?

Philosophers, theorists, art historians and even artists themselves have attempted to define art but its definition continues to elude us. With the evolving nature of art and the increasing complexity of art forms and practices in contemporary culture, it has become even more challenging to say what art is with any definitiveness. This talk will also discuss the purposes and function of art and whether these have changed over the ages
The Impressionists and the Birth of the Modern Art by Jeffrey Say

In their disregard of academic convention, their incorporation of new ideas and technology, their revolutionary approach to visualising the world, the Impressionists embodied what Charles Baudelaire calls "The Painter of Modern Life". This talk will discuss ways in which the avant-garde Impressionist artists sought to visualise the idea of modern in art, including innovative methods of painting, new found artistic sensibilities, and the depiction of the contemporary. See how Monet, Renoir, Degas and other Impressionist artists helped to revolutionise the art of painting.
10 Defining Moments in Singapore Art in the Last 50 Years - Art Lecture Full Video

By Jeffrey Say
SINGAPORE SERIES: Contemporary Art - Art Lecture Full Video

By Jeffrey Say
SINGAPORE SERIES: Contemporary Ink - Art Lecture Full Video

By Jeffrey Say
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
ORIGIN SERIES: The Political Image - Art Lecture Full Video

ORIGIN SERIES: The Nude - Art Lecture Full Video

In the third part of the 'Origins' series of Lecture by Ode to Art, Art Historian and academician Jeffrey Say embarks on a fascinating journey through one of Art histories most controversial and game changing genre of art- The Nude. Covering revolutionary canonical works and moving forward into the modern realm of contemporary nudes, Jeffrey charts out a visual transition and critical assessment, supplemented by engaging images, anecdotes and informative facts to create an engrossing and informative discussion of the artform.

Artists

In the studio with Hong Zhu An
Hong Zhu An
Take a tour through Hong Zhu An's studio and watch him paint
What's In My Portfolio: Lim Tze Peng
Lim Tze Peng
"Art is a never-ending journey. Even at the age of 99, I continue making art, thinking of making new breakthroughs every day. I will continue to paint and write calligraphy whenever I can." Lim Tze Peng
Romero Britto: The Most Licensed Artist in History
Romero Britto
Global media company Great Big Story featured Brazilian artist Romero Britto in a video from their Planet Earth series. Delve into his background, artistic process and success, to learn more about the most licensed artist in the world, who makes his art available for all to enjoy.
Eva Armisen Doosan Campaign Interview

Spanish Artist Eva Armisen collaborated with Doosan Tower, a landmark shopping mall in Seoul, for their winter design featuring her signature charming figures. Discover more about her artistic process and inspiration in this interview, in which she also elaborates about her vision for the project.
Juan Carlos Botero on his father, legendary artist Fernando Botero
Fernando Botero
CGTN America interviewed Juan Carlos Botero, son of legendary Colombian artist Fernando Botero, to discuss his father's legacy, artistic process, and iconic style.
Lim Tze Peng featured in "Creators" by Yahoo TV
Lim Tze Peng
Yahoo TV featured prominent Singaporean artist Lim Tze Peng in their long-running segment "Creators". Discover more about calligraphy, abstract art and the way these two distinct genres merge into Lim Tze Peng's unique creations.
Patrick Hughes' Perplexing Perspectives
Patrick Hughes
Patrick Hughes creates paintings that come alive through the motion created by optical illusions and makes viewers interact with his works in an active way. Each plane of his pictures shrinks or expands to accommodate the movement of the onlooker, in perfect harmony, like a good dance partner. Discover more about his technique and his philosophy in this short clip!
TributeSG – Interview with Thomas Yeo
Thomas Yeo
TributeSG interviewed Singaporean artist Thomas Yeo, who discussed the starting point of his career, his experiences studying abroad in London, as well as his personal philosophy about painting.
Tuesday Report - Ninety Years Young - Lim Tze Peng
Lim Tze Peng
By Channel 8. 98-year-old artist Lim Tze Peng works diligently on his paintings and calligraphy every day from afternoon to dusk. He seems to transcend the natural limits of old age as his paintings become progressively larger and his colours ever bolder as if he is racing against the clock to play with his creativity to the very end. Mr Lim gives his all in this brave race – as long as the embers of life glow on, he will keep reaching for the horizon of artistic resplendence.
Ode to Art presents: Studio Sessions with Hong Zhu An
Hong Zhu An
With training in both Western and Eastern art, Hong Zhu An's work remains inherently Asian with his focus on calligraphy, the line and large-scale paintings. Granted the illustrious UOB Painting of the Year 'Grand Award' in 1994, his work is included in corporate and public collections such as The Spencer Museum, Princeton University Museum and the National Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel.

event highlights

Rolls Royce x Ode To Art - The Art of Power Highlights

Rolls Royce x Ode To Art The Art of Power- Sit-down Dinner In Collaboration with The Rolls Royce Art Programme 23rd February

Exhibitions

Life is Transient, Art is Eternal - Celebrating 98 years of Art with Lim Tze Peng

Singapore's oldest living pioneer artist, Lim Tze Peng, celebrates 98 years of an art filled life with "Portraits of the Heart", a solo exhibition held with Ode to Art. Lim Tze Peng's transcendent artworks merge words with colours, East with West, traditional with contemporary. His works are described as unique to Singaporeans and the reality we live in, creating new forms that represent our culture. He is Singapore's National Treasure, 新加坡的宝贝.
A Life Filled with Art - Lim Tze Peng by The Straits Times
Lim Tze Peng
Lim Tze Peng, 97, is Singapore's oldest living pioneer artist. The Cultural Medallion winner's latest solo exhibition, Portrait Of The Heart, runs from July 26 to Aug 12 at Ode To Art gallery in Raffles City Shopping Centre.
Lim Tze Peng's Portrait of the Heart solo exhibition | CNA Lifestyle Experiences
Lim Tze Peng
An exclusive grand opening for 98-year-old Cultural Medallion awardee Lim Tze Peng's solo exhibition at Ode To Art Gallery is the latest in a series of exclusive CNA Lifestyle events.
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
"Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual" A Solo Exhibition of Rainer Lagemann at Ode to Art
Rainer Lagemann
Ode to Art Contemporary presents: "Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual" A Solo Exhibition of Rainer Lagemann on 18 May 2013. Watch the interesting interview of Rainer who uses hollow metal squares to sculpt the human form, creating works that elicit both strength and delicacy of the human body Director Jazz Chong also describes the artist's work in detail and how Rainer's sculptures inspires her. Video copyright belongs to Ode to Art Contemporary (All rights reserved)
"A Scene from A Memory: A Group Exhibition" featuring 16 Korean Artists at Ode to Art Contemporary
Various Artists
A Scene From A Memory -- "A Scene from a Memory" is set to be an unforgettable stamp of the Korean contemporary art scene in Singapore. With a roster of 16 internationally exhibited artists who have redefined the concept of scenery in their individual styles, the exhibition will showcase a unique, unexpected, and pleasantly surprising array of artworks that will transform how the audience perceive nature and their surroundings. From Jung Kwang Sik's aerial view of landscape carved on black granite to Lee Lee Nam's moving paintings on LED screens, and from Park Seung Mo's clever layering of individually cut steel mesh to Bahk Seon Ghi's floating charcoal pieces, the exhibition seeks to explore the boundless representations of sceneries and the objects that constitute them. In the end, it is when the viewer interacts with the scenery that the real representation begins. Date: 9 -- 15 May 2013 Artists: Bahk Seon Ghi, Cheong Kwang Ho, Choi Young Wook, Jung Kwang Sik, Kim Jong Hak, Kim Joon, Kong Sung Hoon, Lee Jae Hyo, Lee Hee Joong, Lee Jae Sam, Lee Lee Nam, Park Seung Mo, Park Sung Tae, Son Bong Chae, Yoo Bong Sang, Yoo Seung Ho

Interviews

An interview by 96.3's FM DJ Anna with our beloved artist, Lim Tze Peng.
Lim Tze Peng
Ode To Art in Conversation: Jiang Miao
Jiang Miao
Ode To Art in Conversation with Chinese artist Jiang Miao. Jiang Miao talks to Ode To Art about her new collection featured at Art Stage 2018 that addresses philosophical perspectives in unique constructions made from carved layers of acrylic paint.
Ode To Art in Conversation: 刘正勇 Liu Zhen Yong
Liu ZhengYong
Ode To Art in Conversation with Painter Liu Zheng Yong at his art studio. Liu seeks the true and fundamental emotions of human beings that he wishes to convey through his works.
Ode To Art in Conversation: 吴梁焰 Wu Liang Yan
Wu Liang Yan
Ode To Art in Conversation with Chinese Sculptor Wu Liang Yan reveals how his childhood played a huge part in making him the artist that he is today, and further inspiring his sculptures.
Ode To Art in Conversation: 任振宇 Ren Zhen Yu
Ren Zhen Yu
Ode To Art in Conversation with Chinese Painter Ren Zhen Yu. His works beam with vivid colors that are interpreted by him purely from Black and White photos.
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.