Making its comeback for the sixth time, Affordable Art Fair – the Autumn 2015 Edition, graced our little sunny island from November 12 to 15. Taking place at the F1 Pit Building, there were a total of 86 local as well as international galleries, featuring original contemporary work from more than 600 artists. With a smorgasbord of remarkable art pieces priced between SGD$100 and $10,000, Affordable Art Fair has once again reminded us of the possibility to enjoy, view and buy art. With its truest intention to make art fun, accessible and most certainly affordable, Affordable Art Fair – the Autumn 2015 Edition was a nothing less than spectacular art fair for any artholics: from season collectors to art enthusiasts.
Some of us from Artitute were very lucky to be given the opportunity to scope around the tremendously exciting and enriching fair ground to see what actually went down during the fair stint. We’ve definitely made a few discoveries that we’re dying to share with our readers. We certainly hope that our list of top 5 favourite art works from Affordable Art Fair – the Autumn 2015 Edition will make you want to visit the Affordable Art Fair when it’s in town subsequently!
Love at First Sight
Or rather, Art at first sight. The first time I saw it, I told myself, “that’s the one”.
Something about Benaras makes it utterly poetic. The colours used in the painting are appealing. The strokes employed by Milind seems as though it’s effortless but at the same time, very thoughtfully planned and precise. I see it as a breed of realism and abstract, which makes it even more captivating.
Paintings on the Wall
Not all art works are decorative and can be hung on the wall.
But, 7 Continents by Margerita Antillion would indeed make a good focal point in your living room. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, it is inspiring as well. Displaying different continents across the globe, it feeds your wanderlust. The effect of multi-exposure used on this amazing work is brilliant. Nonetheless, one panel wouldn’t work; you’ll have to get all seven panels to truly embrace its splendor.
With Deep Meaning
At a first glance, it may just be yet another beautiful artwork. But once you’ve learnt the story behind it, it changes the way you view and appreciate it.
This series is more than just pretty art. It is intense. It holds a lot of emotional meaning behind it. The artist’s fascination with peoples and cultures of the Chin Urban tribes in northwestern Myanmar is portrayed through the intricacies of his art.
Simplicity at its Finest
Do away with exaggerations and over-the-top artistic technique and effects. Minimalism can be dauntingly attractive.
The usage of sephia grey tone evokes a sense of melancholy. The vast scenic plainness of the art also exudes a sense of solitude. It can be quite calming, as you look at it for a while.
Art with a Sense of Humour!
Not all art has to be solemn and serious. Some can be funny. But, it has to be artistically humorous and not insipidly funny.
This piece of work is definitely the epitome of creativity bursting at the seams. It is fun and colorful and has a tinge of humour to it. The seemingly photograph texture and the juxtaposition of Western and Asian culture make this artwork very unique!
Zakaria is an outgoing introvert who loves reading and strongly believes that the pen is mightier than the sword. From dancing to playing the clarinet to Acapella singing, he is indeed an artholic who feels that art is the window to your soul.