‘If Walls Could Speak’ showcases 30 award-winning Asian artists

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The Jakarta Post


Jakarta   /  Fri, February 7, 2020  /  01:37 pm

A painting by Kartika Affandi.(Courtesy of/Mayinart/Flame Comms.)

ION Art Gallery at ION Orchard, Singapore, is holding the "If Walls Could Speak" exhibition, displaying works by Indonesian, Indian and Singaporean artists until Feb. 11.

Curated by online platform Mayinart, the exhibition features 30 award-winning artists, including Kartika Affandi, Budi Ubrux, Januri and Fery Eka Chandra from Indonesia.

Kartika, who is the daughter of legendary Indonesian painter Affandi, will be creating a live “finger” painting for the showcase, inspired by her travels to Singapore during the Chinese New Year. Born in 1934, the artist is said to put her “inherited talent” to good use by using her fingers to create snaking patterns in her paintings.

Budi Ubrux is known for his work that incorporates hand-painted headlines and newspaper articles. The 52-year-old artist is described as one of Indonesia’s most “progressive and radical new artists” by Singaporean art company ipreciation.com.

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As a rising Indonesian artist, Januri’s cubism style has made him a finalist in numerous art awards, including the United Overseas Bank (UOB) Art Awards and the Phillip Morris Indonesian Art Awards. The artist has exhibited his work across Asia both in groups and in solo shows.

Fery Eka Chandra is known for his geometric patterns and repetitive lines. He has participated in art shows in South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, China and Thailand.

Along with the mentioned artists, the exhibition presents the work of 26 other artists that include Elisa Faustina, Shan Re, Subir Dey, Uswarman and JK Dass. 

For more information on the exhibition, visit mayinart.com. (mad/wng)