Filipino artist Rodel Tapaya named Signature Art Prize 2011 grand prize winner

ASIA ART PRIZE WINNERS

Five artists from across the Asian region have been named as winners in the APB Foundation Signature Art Prize 2011, announced at an award ceremony held at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) on 17 November 2011.

Filipino artist Rodel Tapaya was awarded the Grand Prize, worth SGD45,000, for his acrylic on canvas, Baston ni Kabunian, Bilang Pero di Mabilang (Cane of Kabunian, numbered but cannot be counted), a painting which was completed by the artist in 2010. Tapaya’s artwork was selected as the winning entry from fifteen artworks shortlisted from the 130 nominations received from 24 countries and territories across Asia Pacific.

Baston ni Kabunian, Bilang Pero di Mabilang (Cane of Kabunian, numbered but cannot be counted), 2010, acrylic on canvas, 305 x 610 x 8 cm. Image courtesy Tiroche DeLeon Collection and Art Vantage Ltd.

Rodel Tapaya, 'Baston ni Kabunian, Bilang Pero di Mabilang (Cane of Kabunian, numbered but cannot be counted)', 2010, acrylic on canvas, 305 x 610 x 8 cm. Image courtesy Tiroche DeLeon Collection and Art Vantage Ltd.

APB Foundation Signature Art Grand Prize winner, Filipino artist Rodel Tapaya. Image courtesy APB Foundation Signature Art Prize.

APB Foundation Signature Art Grand Prize winner for 2011, Filipino artist Rodel Tapaya. Image courtesy APB Foundation Signature Art Prize.

Four other artists were also presented with awards. A Jurors’ Choice Award, worth SGD10,000, went to Daniel Crooks from Australia for Static No.12 (seek stillness in movement), Sheba Chhachhi from India for The Water Diviner and Aida Makoto from Japan for Ash Color Mountains. The Peoples’ Choice Award, worth SGD10,000, went to Michael Lee from Singapore for his artwork Second-Hand City.

Click here to read more about the artists and their works on the Signature Art Prize website.

Daniel Crooks, Static No.12 (seek stillness in movement), 2010, single-channel HD video (RED 2 K mastered to Blu-ray), dimensions variable, 5m:23s. Artist collection. Image courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery.

Daniel Crooks, Static No.12 (seek stillness in movement), 2010, single-channel HD video (RED 2 K mastered to Blu-ray), dimensions variable, 5m:23s. Artist collection. Image courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery.

Daniel Crooks (Australia), winner of one of three Juror's Choice Awards, presented by the APB Foundation Signature Art Prize 2011.

Video artist Daniel Crooks (Australia), winner of one of three Jurors' Choice Awards, presented by the APB Foundation Signature Art Prize 2011.

Sheba Chhachhi, 'The Water Diviner', 2008, installation with video, books, light boxes and sound, light and water, dimensions variable. Artist collection.

Sheba Chhachhi, 'The Water Diviner', 2008, installation with video, books, light boxes and sound, light and water, dimensions variable. Artist collection.

Aida Makoto, 'Ash Color Mountains', 2009-2010, acrylic on canvas, 300 x 700 cm. Taguchi Art Collection. Image courtesy Taguchi Art Collection and Mizuma Art Gallery.

Aida Makoto, 'Ash Color Mountains', 2009-2010, acrylic on canvas, 300 x 700 cm. Taguchi Art Collection. Image courtesy Taguchi Art Collection and Mizuma Art Gallery.

Japanese painter Aida Makoto, winner of one of three Jurors' Choice Awards, presented by the APB Foundation Signature Art Prize 2011.

Japanese painter Aida Makoto, winner of one of three Jurors' Choice Awards, presented by the APB Foundation Signature Art Prize 2011.

Michael Lee, 'Second-Hand City', 2010, digital print on archival paper; edition 6 of 10 + AP; set of 8 episodes, 123 x 123 cm, total 8 pieces. Artist collection.

Michael Lee, 'Second-Hand City', 2010, digital print on archival paper; edition 6 of 10 + AP; set of 8 episodes, 123 x 123 cm, total 8 pieces. Artist collection.

Singaporean artist Michael Lee, winner of one the People's Choice Award, presented by the APB Foundation Signature Art Prize 2011.

Singaporean artist Michael Lee, winner of the People's Choice Award, presented by the APB Foundation Signature Art Prize 2011.

The fifteen shortlisted artworks can be viewed at the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2011 Finalists Exhibition from now until 4 March 2012 at the Singapore Art Museum.

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