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. Wittawat Thongkeaw (Thailand) — Illusion, 2009, oil on canvas, 120 x 160 cm.
Born in 1974, Wittawat Thongkeaw’s paints poetic landscapes and details that capture the beautiful stillness of water and light, whether cities by night, rural scenes or wet pavements and rain puddles reflecting the surroundings. His work is part of private and corportate collections around Asia.
2. Michael Vincent Manalo (Philippines) — The Atrocities of the Silent, 2013, digitally manipulated photograph on inkjet paper, 67 x 100 cm, Edition of 10.
Born in Quezon City in the Philippines, Michael Vincent Manalo is a photographer and a digital mixed-media artist currently based in Taiwan. He gets inspiration from imagined memories and creates nostalgic and dreamlike environments or a post-apocalyptic, nightmarish world. With his haunting images, Manalo raises questions about the role that human emotions play in recollecting memory.
3. Chow Chee Yong (Singapore) — Grounded Window, 2008, archival digital print, 51 x 61 cm, edition of 5; 1992, gelatin silver print, 28 x 36 cm, editio of 5.
Price: USD2000 (51 x 61 cm) | USD2400 (28 x 36 cm)
Chow Chee Yong trained in the United States and Japan as a photographer, and has participated in more than 30 solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums in China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA. In an interview with Singaporean art space Objectifs, he says about the inspiration for his work:
I am inspired by many things, mainly stuff that deals with illusions. I was first attracted to the magic of David Copperfield. That was my first encounter to start creating surrealistic images. I am also inspired by architects and sculptors.
4. Eunsuh Choi (Korea) — HOUSED BARRIER VII, borosilicate glass, flameworked glass, 53.3 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm, unique work.
The Rochester-based glass artist creates flameworked pieces that represent personal narratives, and portraits of her own moments of growth. Choi’s installations composed of intricately fused glass threads produce melting ladders, cages, boxes and trees. She says:
In my current work I combine a box or house with the organic form of the tree. The tree becomes a metaphor for the self – reaching, climbing, singing, and striving. I place the tree inside the box or house, a cage with triangular symmetrical shapes as the object that lives and breathes and has the capability of growing or dying. It represents my struggle inside the box of my existence when, as a foreigner and woman, I come across limitations on the attainment of my dreams. I am in the process of flameworking my way out of the box.
5. Ahn Sun Mi (Korea) — Manga Portrait, 2009, photo on diasec, 100 x 100 cm, edition of 7.
The young artist creates dreamlike, poetic self-portraits that transform her into a manga character posed between childhood and puberty, innnocence and sensuality. Through her photographic work, she reveals her fears, as a subtle reflection of our fragile times.
6. Darren Soh (Singapore) — Golden Mile Complex (Back View)’, 2014, Sihl Baryta 300gsm paper with lightfast pigment inks for maximum archivability. Medium: 80 x 120 cm, edition of 5. Large: 100x. 150 cm, edition of 3.
Price: medium — USD2800 | large — Price: USD3600
Since 2001, Darren Soh does a mixture of personal, editorial and commercial work with particular interest in architectural and landscape photography. Over the years, Darren has been placed in several international photography awards including the Commonwealth Photographic Awards,the Prix de la Photographie, Paris and the International Photography Awards.
7. Emma Critchley & Genevieve Chua (Singapore) — Disappearing Moon #1, 2012, archival pigment ink on Hahnemuhle fine art Baryta, 50.8 x 76.2 cm, edition of 5.
Chua is a Singaporean photographer and installation artist, is known for tracing themes of apprehension, while British artist Critchley is an established underwater photographer and videographer who explores watery analogies of the human condition. Together, they embarked on a common vocabulary centred around light, and particularly, the essence of moonlight. This theme inspired the creation of three collaborative pieces, accompanied by various solo works.
8. Abdul Halik Azeez (Sri Lanka) — Mobile Office, 2016, Canon Lucia ink on enhanced matt archival paper, 61 x 76 cm, unique work.
Azeez is a former journalist for the Sunday Leader and an active citizen journalist, interested in journalistic and conceptual photography. His inspiration for his photographic series stems from his work as a strategy consultant for the corporate and development sectors as well as his work as an independent researcher whose main areas of interest currently include online hate speech and critical discourse analysis.
9. Adek Dimas Ajisaka (Indonesia) — Day After Basoeki Abdullah, 2016, leaf cut out, 74 x 64 x 2 cm.
Price: upon request
Ajisaka graduated from ISI (Indonesia Institute of Art) faculty on Fine Arts in 2015. His leaf cut outs are inspired by famous images and works by important Indonesian artists such as Affandy, and modern masters such as Picasso and Modigliani.
10. Aniwar Mamat (China) — Green, 2015, Tapestry Painting – Lamb’s Wool Felt, 180 x 400 cm, unique work.
Price: upon request
Aniwar Mamat creates abstract paintings influenced by his earlier experiments in minimalism and figural representation, as well as by the history of Abstract Expressionism. He was trained in Uighur carpetmaking, and his works recall felt or woven fabric. He shared in an interview with Art Radar that his interest in carpetmaking started around the 1980s. Within the abstractions are hints of desert landscapes, wind whipping through cityscapes, and the peaceful quiet of the inner world.
11. Chen Fei (China) — Patterned Dress – Electro, 4-colour print on 209 gsm paper, 85 x 59 cm, edition of 100.
Feeling limited by his training and work in film, Chen Fei chose to express his individualistic freedom through painting. His subjects and composition are drawn from his extensive knowledge in cinema, while his techniques are inspired by a “superflat” treatment of the texture and a combination of vivid colours, outlined in black.
12. Dedron (Tibet) — The Conquered Enchantress, 2013, Mineral pigments on Tibetan paper, 80 x 180 cm.
Price: upon request
Through traditional imagery and techniques inspired by thangka paintings, Dedron captures the unique natural beauty of Tibet’s landscapes and towns. Dedron has incorporated traditional painting techniques with her own pictorial language to comment on the impact of modernisation and globalisation on Tibet’s environment and traditions. Her paintings also incorporate Modernist, Cubist and even Surrealist influences.
13. Chim↑Pom (Japan) — Chim Pom come around the world in Taipei, 2012, Lambda print, 64 x 105 cm, edition of 5.
Chim↑Pom, founded in Tokyo in 2005, tackles issues that deal with life, death, poverty, inequality, coexistence, peace, violence, street culture, and more. The ideals behind the group’s artistic works are inspired by society itself, and continuously attempt to transcend the current manipulation of art. Through dialogue, their artistic achievements have also inevitably become a part of society. Almost all of their exhibitions are expressed though the execution of a plan and are not limited to the creation and exhibition of physical artworks.
14. Chong-Il Woo (Korea) — Joseon dynasty royal family series Empress #1, 2010, inkjet print, 178 x 120 cm, edition of 5.
Price: upon request
Woo has worked as a fashion photographer in the United States, contributing regularly to Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar magazine. His “Women of the Joseon Dynasty” series is an example of his reinterpretation of Korea’s modern history, which he achieves by re-photographing historically well-known people using modern people as his subjects. The photograph is textured with individually shot pebbles and gem stones.
15. Do Hoang Tuong (Vietnam) — Untitled, 2014, oil on canvas, 145 x 145 cm.
Price: upon request
Do creates abstract and figurative works. Some of his paintings recall the oeuvre of Lucian Freud in his rendering the human form, often stretched and deformed. Do says about his work:
I create a figure on the canvas, then I start the fighting against him. I try my best to beat him, to uncover things that are hidden deep inside his body, inside his mind or at the bottom of his heart. This hurts him, but it gives me a feeling of safety and comfort.
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.