Singapore: Playful Art at Contemporary Art Show

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An artist from South Korea adds a playful touch to the Singapore Contemporary Art Show during Singapore Art Week with paintings reminiscent of children’s toys. 

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Artworks by Korean Artist Lee Youngha at the Singapore Contemporary Art Show. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.


More than 65 exhibitors exhibit more than 3,000 artworks at the first ever Singapore Contemporary Art Show.

Khalifa Gallery of Seoul, Korea, displays 2 pieces by Lee Youngha at Singapore Contemporary, which was held in Singapore at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre from 21 to 24 January 2016.

Oils on canvas painted in 2015, they appear to be 2 different paintings depending on which direction you view the paintings from.

As you approach from either side, they appear to be simple oil paintings … from the left, Chairman Mao and an elderly Lee Kwan Yew; from the right, Benjamin Franklin or a youthful Lee Kwan Yee.

Only if you stand in front of them at just the right angle do you realize what is going on.

I chatted with the representative from the gallery. She said that each strip had been painted individually … not as one piece and then carefully cut apart and glued in place as most people suspect.

Each strip was actually painted one by one … at least that is what she told me.

And check this out … pieces CAN be commissioned! I am VERY tempted! And I wouldn’t really care if they had been painted strip by strip – or as 2 paintings and then glued together.

Khalifa Gallery was one of 65 exhibitors exhibiting more than 3.000 artworks at “A World of Art” of the first ever Singapore Contemporary Art Show , which was held during Singapore Art Week 2016.

Left, Right, Centre …

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Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.


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