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Art What!: If Walls Could Speak: – An Exhibition of 30 Award Winning Artists From Asia at the Ion Art Gallery (Preview)

if walls could speak

This February, MAYINART presents If Walls Could Speak, an exhibition showcasing works of South East Asian artists. The exhibition focuses predominantly on the work of Indonesian artists from Java island, as well as Indian and leading Singapore artists of the modern era, and is held at Ion Art Gallery.

Of the 30 featured artists, works that will be displayed will include those from the likes of Indonesian Master Painter, Kartika Affandi; Indonesian Master Artist Budi Ubrux; AT Sitompol; UOB award-winning artist Januri; and Ekta Chandra, winner of the ASEAN Art Award. Other names amongst the established artists are Shan Re, Rudra Gaud, and Abhijit Paul.

The artworks are also priced within an affordable range, with the underlying ethos of
democratizing the arts landscape to make art accessible to all. These not to be missed,
limited edition works will be available for sale at the exhibition.

A living legend of Indonesia, Master Artist Kartika Affandi (daughter of Indonesian Legend Affandi) will be doing a live “finger” painting for the showcase, inspired by her travel during Chinese New Year in Singapore this year. The style of expressionism in her work is conveyed as she directly squeezes from tubes of paint with her fingers, endowing raw emotion in snaking patterns onto her paintings – a technique exclusively used by her father.

Award winning artist Budi Ubrux has gained international experience from when he lived in Switzerland as a billboard artist and painter. His paintings are alarming and haunting, yet aesthetic and alluring; he finely hand-paints headlines and contents from
newspapers and wraps it around figures or objects of his artwork.

If Walls Could Speak runs till 11th February 2020 at the Ion Art Gallery. Entry is free. For more information, visit their website here


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