Affordable Art Fair

Affordable Art Fair
Art Forum, Singapore
22 september – 13 october 2012

Tian Mangzhi
Art Forum, one of Singapore’s most established art galleries, presents a preview of its exhibits ahead of its participation at the renowned Affordable Art Fair London and Affordable Art Fair Singapore in October and November respectively. The preview at the Art Forum gallery on Cairnhill Road takes place from 22 september till 13 October.
Collectors will have a choice of more than 100 good quality and affordable art pieces by six well known artists from Singapore, Japan, Vietnam and China, which have been specially commissioned by Art Forum. Among those include pieces by Frederic Berger-Cardi, Sato Kyoko and Kheng-Li Wee whose sought-after works are prominently featured in a number of international private collections. Selected for their unique styles and techniques, the diverse blend of visually compelling art pieces include paintings on paper and canvas in a variety of media including ink, acrylic, oil, and mixed media; drypoint and etchings; as well as a collection of limited edition digital pigment prints.
The six artists Art Forum will be representing at Affordable Art Fair London and Affordable Art Fair Singapore are:
• Freelance fine art and documentary photographer, whose prints are found in the International Center of Photography in New York and the European House of Photography in Paris, Kheng-li Wee captures the beauty of nature through vivid images of lush greenery and play on sunrays on digital pigment prints.
• Having studied ink painting under the established artist Lim Kay Hiong, Singaporebased French scientist-cum-artist Frederic Berger-Cardi, whose works are found in private collections in France, Belgium, USA, UK and Singapore, translates his skills into a series of ink on xuan paper.
• Local young artist Yeo Shih Yun, whose works were recently featured in the Singapore Art Museum to rave reviews, demonstrates her bold use of black ink and silkscreen print techniques in a series of abstracts that depict the light moment of breeze.
• Japanese artist Sato Kyoko, whose work can be found in public collections within established art houses in Prague, Romania and Taiwan, presents a variety of minimalist prints through drypoint and etching techniques.
• Tian Mangzi from China, who has been classically trained in Chinese fine art to paint outdoor landscapes and nature under the guidance of various Chinese masters for more than 30 years, brings his brush techniques to life in a series of ink on paper and presents a still life collection in a variation of apples which represents his perceptions of the universe.
• Vietnamese artist Tran Van Thao, whose works have been widely exhibited across France, Italy, USA, Korea, and Southeast Asia, presents a versatile take on both warm and cool hues in a collection of imaginative and complex paintings that intertwine urban landscapes with images of nature.