Dreamscape - A Solo Exhibition by Lee Kow Fong May 31 2016, 0 Comments
Eye Art Gallery is pleased to present “Dreamscape”, an art exhibition showcasing a series of childhood themed paintings by artist Lee Kow Fong. His debut solo visual arts exhibition will feature about 50 paintings, executed using the watercolour, acrylic and gouache medium. Lee, more fondly known as Ah Guo ( 阿果) , is known for his quirky and distinct aesthetics. His paintings illustrate the idyllic moments of childhood set against the backdrop of nature.
The subjects are seen engaged in various activities, in a surrealistic background filled with nature inspired motifs - delicate flowers blooming, candy-coloured clouds, calming blue seas, star-filled skies and willowy trees.
Ah Guo uses vibrant colours to portray the joys of childhood. His bright and pastel coloured paintings convey a sense of freshness and a deep appreciation for the beauty all around him. The colours also reflect his changing moods. He uses pastel colours for a soft, lively mood. Sometimes he chooses subdued tones for a quiet mood. The darker shades echo a forlorn sense of loneliness.
Like a dreamer, Ah Guo has many dreams on his wishlist. He had hoped to collaborate with an art gallery to organise his solo art exhibition and to be recognised as a visual artist. Certainly, his dreams are being fulfilled and taking flight. Just like fairy tales, he is soaring high on eagle’s wings.
About the Artist Lee Kow Fong graduated with a BA (Hons) from the National University of Singapore and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpretation from the Nanyang Technological University. He received his MA in Children’s Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, UK in 2011. He is actively involved in the promotion and creation of children’s picture books in Singapore.
Celebration of Abundance Art Exhibition January 08 2016, 0 Comments
Art for a Joyous Season November 22 2015, 0 Comments
TEA WITH MICHAEL October 01 2015, 0 Comments
Elite Painter 2015 - Tea with Michael
Presented by Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery
17 October 2015
History of "Elite Painters"
"Elite Painters", inaugurated in year 2000, is organised by Eagle's Eye Art Gallery and Eagle's Dream, two well established art galleries in Singapore. The galleries have developed this exhibition into a prestigious annual affair for art lovers to view the latest works by Asia's crème de la crème of art. As the title suggests, only the "elite" artists - artists with reputable background - will be selected to participate in this exhibition.
The objective of this exhibition is to create awareness and appreciation for high calibre artists in Singapore, and in the long run to become a benchmark for up and coming artists to strive to participate as one of the elite painters. "Elite Painters" will include the finest from all over Asia.
Tea with Michael
By popular demand, Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery is organizing a tea session with one of the most promising painter in South-east Asia. The paintings on display are put together to form a compelling story of the kampong life. The story seeks to capture the simple and natural values that are eroded in urban living.
Art collectors are captivated by Michael’s paintings which are richly detailed and gloriously coloured, with most of the themes set in the realm of rusticity. He scrutinizes his subjects with the eye of a microbiologist, then gives a glittering brocade-like quality to the minutiae of kampong life.
Drawn with cheerful spontaneity that parallels the happy cheer of kampong folks, Michael’s paintings speak of family and tradition, warmth and vibrancy, harmony and contentment.
Ms Joy Loh, Art Director of Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery and the Exhibition Curator, commented, “Michael Tan is our most promising Elite Painter. Art buyers have shown discerning taste, recognizing the quality of works offered at our gallery. The market is continuing to show a strong interest in Michael’s paintings. This artist will be a phenomenal success.”
MID AUTUMN CELEBRATION WITH EAGLE'S EYE ART GALLERY September 17 2015, 0 Comments
MID AUTUMN CELEBRATION WITH EAGLE'S EYE ART GALLERY
16 September - 27 September 2015
Join Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery for a cultural celebration:
1) Traditional Tea Ceremony and Tea Party with Japanese Ceramist
2)“Brush of Autumn” Art Exhibition featuring masterpieces by 3 Elite Painters - Fan Shao Hua, Ching Kek How and Christine Mak.
Admission to both events is free and open to the public.
Traditional Tea Ceremony Performance Timings:
18 September (Fri)- 4.30pm- 5.30pm
19 September (Sat)-1.00pm-2.00pm
20 September (Sun)-2.30-3.30pm
25 September (Fri) -5pm-6pm
26 September (Sat) -1.00pm-2.00pm
27 September (Sun) - 2.30pm-3.30pm and 4.30pm-5.30pm
Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery is pleased to welcome art lovers to join an exclusive matcha tea party with Japanese ceramist, Saya Yamaguchi, at Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery. The tea culture artist will perform the art of traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Visitors will also be introduced to her exquisite creations of ceramic tea cups and matcha bowls.
The event will showcase more than 50 pottery works by Saya Yamaguchi.
The artist will prepare tea personally for guests by using her purely hand-made tea cups. Guests may also enjoy mooncakes and snacks straight from her handmade bowls too.
The Art of Saya Yamaguchi’s Potteries
Saya Yamaguchi created potteries, which are pure and simple in form. A close inspection at her pottery will undisclose her intention to liberate the idea of beauty and aesthetics in pottery making. By not strictly adhering to the conventional methods and patterns of making Japanese art, the potter allows her instincts and spontaneity to shape the art pieces.
Saya approaches pottery and ceramic through a non-conformist way. These artistic creations suggest the artist’s great independence in thoughts and actions.
Saya revolutionises pottery and explores ideas in her works through the abstract expressionism movement. At the first instance when one sees the pottery, they appear to eschew the formalities of traditional
Japanese pottery. She does in fact have a keen understanding of the doctrine of utilitarian concept, except that she tweaks it to reveal the unique character of each piece of ceramic.
Her form of expression in pottery inter-twines the traditional philosophy of pottery and naturalism which results in a balance between having a pre-conceived notion of aesthetics and a true sense of self-artistry.
All her pottery works mimic the natural way of making simple functional forms with clay with minimal use of the potter’s wheel. It is called the Pinch Pot method. The Pinch Pot method prevailed during the pre-historic period in ancient civilisations, even amongst hunters and gatherers. It was the predominant way of cultivating pottery then.
The artist’s pottery retains full functionality while being reformed into sculptural and asymmetrical objects of art. These factors make Saya’s potteries “one-off” pieces. In other words, they are one-of-a-kind.
TAPESTRY OF SCENES FROM SINGAPORE September 02 2015, 0 Comments
EAGLE’S EYE ART GALLERY
TAPESTRY OF SCENES FROM SINGAPORE
#01-24 Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road
Exhibition is free admission and open to the public.
Be enthralled with the enchanting paintings by a group of watercolourists through a series of familiar scenes of Singapore. A wide spectrum of local activities are vividly captured in their illustrations of old street scenes of Chinatown, the Singapore River, the civic district and vanishing kampungs. These artists are fulfilling one of their key roles in society by documenting the fast changing economic and social landscapes of Singapore.
By bringing together these artists’ works, we can compare and contrasts their different styles, interpretation of similar subjects and ways of seeing. Through their art collection, YK Leong shows a keen grasp of details, Simon Tan displays graceful simplicity, Foo Kwee Horng portrays subtlety in colours, Khor Seow Hooi illustrates precision in his meticulous compositions and Andrew Yeo creates spontaneity and lyricism in his sketches.
We have chosen watercolour as a media because of its transparency and brilliancy. The fluidity and versatility of watercolour allows each artist to capture the subtle variances of light and colour. They are not as opaque and intense as oil.
Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery is delighted to present a breathtaking tapestry of inspired art in pastel hues.
Elite Painter 2015 - "Almost Forgotten Exhibition" May 20 2015, 0 Comments
Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery presents an exciting new body of artwork by talented Singapore artist, Patrick Teo at “The Elite Painters 2015 – Almost Forgotten” art Exhibition. This series of artworks will feature the nostalgic Singapore Scenes in the 50s and 60s. The exhibition will be held at Capitol Piazza in June 2015.
Patrick Teo may be considered a revolutionary artist who is able to illustrate traditional subjects in a novel way, his ability to reinvent the cooliemen, samsui Women, men and women from the 50s and 60s in an unique contemporary style; is testament of his visualisation and artistic skills.
Teo deploys the linear technique engulfed in expressionistic hues. The colours are subtle, he reflect the fading precious memories of the old Singapore. He eschews the conventions of rendering nostalgic themed subjects and reinvents them in the expressionistic style. Conventions of expressionism include distortion, exaggeration, bold and vivid colours.
In the painting “Queuing for water” villagers of different races, namely, Malay, Chinese and Indians, take turns to collect water in their neighbourhood. The faces and gestures of the characters reveal their idiosyncrasies. The effect is dramatic and hilarious, making this painting an interesting social narrative. Having lived in a tumultuous era of Singapore history and survive the Second World War, Teo has a radically different perspective of life. He chooses to look inwards to discover a form of “self-expression” that offered him an individual voice in a world he once felt hostile and insecure about. By dramatizing his paintings, his approach to art-making reflects his unique personal vision that explores the inner landscape of the soul.
From the happy faces of the children, the candyman and joyful samsui women, it is evident that Teo chooses to celebrate life. What emerges clearly from the collective artistic expression in this exhibition is Teo’s testimony of the trials and triumphs of the tenacious human spirit.
In “Candyman”, the sight of the candy seller raising his stick and twirling the sticky candy around it, sets the children’s hearts soaring and faces beaming in anticipation of their delicious treat. Despite their poverty and desperate circumstances, they enjoy moments of happiness and hope.
“It was the worst of times, it was the best of times.” – Charles Dickens: “Hard Times”
This seemingly contradictory and ambivalent proclamation best characterises Teo’s paintings.
The samsui women toiled thousands of miles away from their homeland during the 1950s in search of construction and industrial jobs. Teo chooses to illustrate the iconic samsui women of early Singapore in a light-hearted style, while imbuing them with the values of sharing, comradeship, hard work and resilience. Their faces are seen smiling in every painting in spite of their back-breaking labour.
Teo sees the samsui woman as an exemplary social figure who triumphs against all odds. The manifestation of the human spirit is most acute under the harshest and trying social circumstances.
According to the director of Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery, Joy Loh, “The future of Patrick Teo’s shows great promise. The compelling visuals in his paintings have tremendous power. With each new painting that he creates, he proves to be an artistic genius”.