Extremes Of Art

WE HAVE had the extremes of art come through Singapore in the past few days. Rolls-Royce and Faberge put their heads together and laid the unique Spirit of Ecstasy Fabergé...
Gabriel Fratini Doorway series

Painting Open The Door To Happiness

CHEF, artist, cyclist, marathoner. It's a fine mix of ingredients that shape Gabriel Fratini's life. Gabriel packs a lot of energy into his lean frame. Most of the time, he's a...
wah! Andy Lau

Andy Lau Conducts A Celebrity Cure

IT was a Friday morning and I had a date with one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Cantopop.  I had low blood sugar having forgotten to take sweet stuff...
Van Gogh, Natalie Hong

Celebrating The Art Of Van Gogh

WHILE the Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh lived a troubled and fleeting life, how he interpreted what he saw on canvas has resulted in vivid interpretations that continue to...
When The Moon Is Orbed, Tan Swie Hian

Master Strokes Of Tan Swie Hian

FROM a bad student to a record-breaking artist, Tan Swie Hian has let nothing fetter his imagination. From poems to philosophy, sculpture to art, this gifted septuagenarian still burns...

Making Art Fair And Affordable

As an early disruptor to an uppity scene, Will Ramsay's Affordable Art Fair brought art to the masses. "Art is for everyone," says Ramsay. "The younger we can get people engaged...

Turning Old Lights Into New Art

IN its tenuous attempt to continue to remain relevant to global events, this year’s Formula One race in Singapore will feature eco-friendly LED floodlights. While still delivering blindingly bright light,...

3 Back Street Tales Of Little India

The colourful history of the Indian community in Singapore is marked by the events and personalities that have shaped Little India. A series of cultural activities reflect upon its...

Moving Too Fast To Be Moved

CAN ART do more than just sit on a wall? Does art still have the ability to move people? Is art a force for change? And if art no longer...
Zanotta beanbag, W. Atelier

New Stylish Space For W. Atelier

SOME things are worth waiting for.W. Atelier's new showroom on Henderson Road is now open after some bureaucratic hiccups (mainly to do with installing an elevator), but it's proven...