EVENTS

Bank Art Fair 2014

I scored some cool VIP invites to the second Bank Art Fair held in Singapore last week, courtesy of DG who was exhibiting. Naturally, Shasha and Ruru were my art appreciation go-tos. Having had toiled through years of art foundation and history together, it was inevitable that we’d have formed a bond over matters in which making a reference to certain long-dead artists or styles wouldn’t be lost… although we do have a penchant to get excited over the weirdest things as well, which makes for interesting discussions when we find ourselves in the presence of something kitsch and love it.

Bank Art Fair 2014 at Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore. Photo by Ruru.Photo by Ruru.
I loved the concept of using unconventional spaces as exhibition places. The Bank Art Fair was held at the Pan Pacific Hotel this year, every room an intimate gallery filled with various artworks that were creatively displayed. It was an insight of sorts as to how each gallery operated- some spaces were thoughtfully-decorated, while others tried to cram as many pieces as they could within the strained confines.

Drawings and paintings on display at the Pan Pacific Hotel room for the Bank Art Fair 2014 in Singapore.The back-lit result of displaying these gestural drawings on the window were quite pretty.

Artworks displayed in a creative manner at the Bank Art Fair 2014 in Singapore.This arrangement tickled me, how the individual pieces were placed in a way that resembled the human body laying on the hotel bed.

Moonlit painting at the Bank Art Fair 2014 in Singapore.I couldn’t bear to leave this beautiful moonlit painting behind… it’s one of my favourites from the fair.

2014-11-23 19.10.38Cool leather handbags among paintings of tigers and awesome triangular frames.

Selfie in a Pan Pacific Hotel room at the Bank Art Fair 2014 in Singapore.Me, Shasha, and Ruru.

Artwork by Jeon Gyu Jin at the Bank Art Fair 2014 in Singapore.Artwork by Jeon Gyu Jin. This mesmerising piece was another favourite, ropes consisting of lines within lines.

Lithograph on paper by Elling Reitan at the Bank Art Fair 2014 in Singapore.Lithograph on paper by Elling Reitan

Ferret in Falling Flowers by Matsuyama Ken, oil on canvas at the Bank Art Fair 2014 in Singapore.Ferret in Falling Flowers by Matsuyama Ken, oil on canvas

Selfie at the Pan Pacific Hotel against a view of the Singapore Flyer at the Bank Art Fair 2014 in Singapore.Selfie in front of the Singapore Flyer.

Horizontal Void by Daryl Goh, Lightbox Photography.Horizontal Void by Daryl Goh, Lightbox Photography

Layer Sunflower by Lee Seung Oh, paper painting at the Bank Art Fair 2014 in Singapore.Layer Sunflower by Lee Seung Oh, paper painting

Painted portraits at the Bank Art Fair 2014 in Singapore.

Closeup of portrait at the Bank Art Fair 2014 in Singapore.Loved this colourful portrait!

Selfie at the Bank Art Fair 2014 in Singapore. Photo by Ruru.Photo by Ruru.
Had to get a last one among so many awesome faces.

It was a fun night, one I was glad to have spent trading quips and thoughts over the art market in Asia. Thank you Shasha and Ruru for your company, and definitely to DG for the tickets!

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