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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.

With each year, Eagle's Eye Art Gallery and Eagle's Dream hope to present not only the renowned artists, but to discover new artistic geniuses that will help bring art appreciation to new levels.


Tea with Michael

Michael Tan continues to lead in the field of Singapore Art, with successful record sales in the past decade. 

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.”
















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.