1. painting the metropolis

    October 9, 2014 by hot tuNa

    brilliant paintings, still and dynamic, by Shanghainese artist 杨泳梁 Yang Yongliang (website link here).

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    the incredible contemporaneity of the graphic and its clear reference to traditional chinese painting is very direct, but never forced, it’s so careful that it creates a truly fascinating sense of cultural continuity.

     

    the videos are a perfect representation of the Asian urban landscapes: endless and bustling life 24/7.

    now exhibiting at ArtScience Museum in Singapore with other contemporary Mainland China artists.


  2. NO COUNTRY @ CCA SG

    July 21, 2014 by hot tuNa

    The often twitted work by Cambodian artist Sopheap Pich at Centre for Contemporary Art in Singapore.

    very bueatiful and inspiring yet with vague content, NO country or NO something else?

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    http://www.gillmanbarracks.com/cca/281


  3. fanculo a photoshop

    March 29, 2014 by hot tuNa

    Christo in 1982 (@art stage Singapore)

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  4. THE MARKS OF WATER

    March 27, 2014 by hot tuNa

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    Last night great Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky was in Singapore, at Sundaram Tangore gallery in the Gillman Barracks to screen his new visions in the documentary WATERMARK.
    A series of extremely impressive sequences from around the globe showing the relationship of humanity with water.
    As he explained it has to be a very fine balance between the content and the aesthetic appeal of the image in order to be effective and be able to communicate.
    In principle all the contents are not really unknown or unseen, but is precisely the way they are ’seen’ that matters and suggests broader reflections, because it’s a dolly shot of many different phenomena that otherwise wouldn’t be related in your mind. As Alicia pointed out, it’s the sharp but yet simple synthesis the great ability of this ’movie’.
    Highly recommended to everyone who’s not afraid about how humanity is ’diverting’ he flows of the planet.

    WATERMARK – Trailer from Flowers Gallery on Vimeo.


  5. “innocence is overrated”

    February 3, 2013 by hot tuNa

    this is the brilliant title of the following painting by Thai artist Natee Utarit, exhibited a while ago in a harbout warehouse in Singapore.

    it is part of a “positive” serie called “optimism is ridiculous” which itself is part of the bigger Singaporean art event “WE ARE ASIA” (is it casuality the reference cosmic pessimism/contemporary asia? I honestly don’t think so….)
    The painter said to be inspired by Derek Jarman’s anachronistic (and amazing, I would add,..) movie “Caravaggio” from 1986.

    I personally didn’t find the “baroque” paintings by our Thai friend extremely special, but the titles really worth it and the overall impression was very interesting.

    And, of course, the movie is really good, so I recommend it to everybody, together with Wittgenstein, which is even better..


  6. soft as stone and smart as orange

    September 2, 2012 by hot tuNa

    “A work of art that represents nothing is a work of art that contains everything. There is not just one «meaning» but there are a hundred thousand stimuli depending on the moment.”

    …our dear Bruno Munari talking about Kan Yasuda’s scultures in 1991…

     

    I was just in front of them last week a night in Naoshima island in Japan and did’t see them in the darkness….