Art Radar partnered with The Artling to offer a treat for our readers this Xmas.
Specialising in Asian contemporary art, The Artling is offering our readers a USD50 coupon to spend on contemporary Asian artworks on its website.
We are delighted to let you know that Art Radar has arranged a Xmas treat for readers in 2017. The Artling, an online art sales platform which specialises in Asian contemporary art, is offering our readers a USD50 discount on artworks listed on its site. Support Asian artists in the giving season!
Below are some highlights selected by Art Radar‘s Editorial Team. Scroll down to the end of the page for more info on how to benefit from this offer.
1. Yoon Sol (Korea) — Infinity Series, porcelain, 30 x 30 cm, unique artwork.
Yoon Sol’s Infinity Series utilises the medium of porcelain to create delicate flower shapes. Sol says:
I work from a sphere to produce thin layers of bowl shaped elements with different diameters and heights. If these layers are placed one by one, small and big bowls can form an installation piece. For me, the meaning of ‘Units as Sphere’is a archetype that can be cut and shaped in various ways.
2. Ernest Goh (Singapore) — The Gift Book N0. 015, 2015, print, Diasec mounted (without frame). Small: 25.5 x 25.5 cm, Edition of 100. Medium: 50 x 50 cm, Edition of 25.
Price: small — USD215 | medium — USD950
Ernest Goh’s work explores the relationship between humans and animals, celebrating it through beautiful, geometric patterns. He considers his passion for animals a natural extension of his interest in photographing the human condition.
3. Han Jinsu (Korea) — Synthesis, 2017, found socket, found plug, copper, 16.5 x 14 x 14 cm, unique work.
Han Jinsu’s mechanised sculptures play out the “inescapable nature of change” through repetitive movement. Han believes, as Heraclitus did, that change is fundamental in the universe: All is Flux, Nothing is Stationary. His “kinetic curiosities” take a variety of shapes, including birds and quadrupeds.
4. Chen Dandizi (China) — Tick Away, 2015, Nneon lights and writings (6 pcs), 90 x 70 cm, Edition of 6 + 1 AP.
Chen works with video, installation, photography and literature. Her works, using cool colours and gloomy tones, always express emotional experiences of alienation and loneliness, typical of individuals in our contemporary urban life.
5. June Young Lim (Korea) — Like Water #2, 2008, archival pigment print. Medium: 76.2 x 121.9 cm, Edition of 6. Large: 101.6 x 162.5 cm, Edition of 3.
Price: medium — USD2600 | large — USD4300
Lim’s practice comes from a four-generation family photography business. His work focuses on architecture and spaces, transforming everyday views into spectacle, with colourful light ‘ghosts’ traversing his images.
6. Can Pekdemir (Turkey) — Fur III: Variations I, 2014, archival pigment print, 80 x 70 cm, Edition 2 of 3 + 1AP.
Pekdemir’s work transforms the human body by looking at the physical impacts that our environmental conditions create. The artist says:
My studies are focused on reconstructing and deforming the bodies by either altering the physical conditions in which the entity exists, and/or treating them as test subjects for virtual experiments while reshaping the systems we now have and thus documenting the evolvement in time. […] We are surrounded by physical impacts to which we are already adapted, like gravity, pressure or temperature.
7. Nasser Lubay (Philippines) — Untitled, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 200.7 x 299.7 x 5.1 cm.
Price: upon request
Lubay’s work is imbued with a vision of an intensely colourful world populated by fantastical creatures. His research focuses on the theme of cosmic germination, and his vibrant, figurative paintings belie hints of fear and horror in an apparently happy imaginary.
8. Sui Park (Korea) — Wiggling III-5, cable ties, 43.2 x 61 x 58.4 cm, unique artwork.
Park is an artist and interior designer, who creates three-dimensional flexible organic forms with a mystical or illusionary nature. About the Wiggling series, she says:
Wiggling III – 1-5 visualize a subtle first step or movement for a possible transformation or evolution. The interpretation of subtlety does not necessarily have to be confined or limited to organic or biological movements.
9. Chen Shaoxiong (China) — Collective memory, 2012, ink on canvas, 118 x 178 cm.
Price: upon request
The late artist was a founding member of the Big Tail Elephant Group of conceptual artists in Guangzhou in the 1990s. Working with various media, he left behind an oeuvre that has changed the history of Chinese contemporary art.
10. Tay Bak Chiang (Singapore) — Cascade, 2013, Chinese ink and pigments on rice paper, 97 x 97 cm.
Using the traditional medium of ink, Tay reinterprets the painting convention of monumentality in his stone series that intersects the idea of the stone with history, Taoist philosophy and nature.
11. Takashi Ibana (Japan) — gene, 2007, mirror art work; resin, glass, aluminium, 55 x 73 cm.
At the core of Ibana’s practice lies the concept of the “consideration of substance”. He began his original technique of creating mirror artworks in 1998. Using his unique mirror technique, he works from the reverse side, keeping the surface of the artwork flat.
12. Minchaya Chayosumrit (Thailand) — A visual sleep diary, 2009, 15-minute time lapse photographs, Giclee archival prints, 48 x 150 cm, Edition of 10.
A graphic designer and printmaker based in Bangkok, the artist is co-founder of a small studio, The Archivist & STH. to PRINT, specialising in hand-pulled screen prints, selling art prints, and collaborating with graphic designers and illustrators.
13. Yunizar (Indonesia) — Drawing 9, 2014, drawing, 28 x 33 cm.
Price: USD 1100
Yunizar’s sophisticated expressive style features playful composition and a subtle palette. Executed primarily in acrylic and pencil, his works utilise cool colours like yellows, browns and greens deliberately dirtied and smudged in his working and reworking of the canvas to create highly tactile works.
14. Tarini Ahuja (India) — Untitled (vib-3), 2014, acrylic on canvas, 76.2 x 76.2 cm.
Tarini Ahuja’s work exudes a sense of positivity and peace, creating a space for solace and reflection, and an escape from the mundane. Ahuja believes in the idea that the language of Abstract art needs to be learnt through practice, exploration, patience and most importantly an open mind. She created her own visual language over a period of time through a series of rules and processes that turned in to a ‘code’.
15. Phyllicia Wang (Singapore) — Analogy X, 2014, inkjet print with gloss Diasec mount, 81.3 x 81.3 cm.
Influenced by commercial photography and photojournalism, Wang began with her photography as a form of escape and as a tool to present reality. In 2012, her approach shifted to capture contemporary modern landscapes mixing photography and digital manipulations. She works around the idea of equivalence in photography as termed by Alfred Stieglitz whose works can move beyond transcription without abandoning verisimilitude.
Discount DOES NOT apply to design works or artworks valued below USD200. Please enter ARTRADAR into the coupon code to receive the USD50 discount. Offer closes 31 December 2017.