Fellow Art Junkies!
Happy 2016! We hope you’ve had a wonderful festive season and are ready to take on another year of adventure (arty and otherwise).
It wouldn't be the New Year if we didn't make mention of our resolutions. This pretty much sums them up...
Before we talk January, let's recap 2015 with this great (and highly amusing) article by Artnet highlighting the weirdest and wildest art stories of the year. In summary:
Ingredients for an insane art year...
Take 1 fallen angel
1 pair of Marilyn Monroe's implants
Fold in too many Japanese virgins
Add a pinch of UFO abduction
Mix vigorously with a naked, rooftop straddling, performance artist
Top off with giant penis covered potholes
...and you have a great recipe for an art world tele-novella. Oh! We forgot the ears...so many ears...
Now, let's talk January...This month will see the highlight of the Singaporean art calendar with Singapore Art Week kicking off from the 16th January and going through to the 24th. If you're in Singapore, check it out.
After chatting with fellow art collectors, conspiracy theorists and our vet, is there a battle between Singapore Art Stage vs. the Singapore Contemporary Art Show - the new kid on the block running at the same time - or is it just 'talk' to spice up the art-iverse? Which will be the better show? Ooooh, the drama, the intrigue! Whatever the story, it's a win-win for art lovers. Not sure our arty hearts can take it!
Addicted is pleased to introduce its first new pieces for 2016. We hope you enjoy them :)
A. Selvaraj - "Happy Ladies"
Arty-Fact: Reflecting on his journey from Gudiyattam High School to Cholamandal Artists’ Village, “[My] dance experience slowly affected my style both in painting and sculpture. They acquired fluidity, and in the paintings, I am now able to get a flow of light and dark. My style remains clearly figurative and I feel inspired by musicians, dancers, village women and deities.”
Source: “Cholamandal: An Artists’ Village” published by Oxford University Press, edited by Josef James.
Nick Walker - "38 Pigtails"
Arty-Fact: Nick Walker’s work employs a good deal of wry humour, treating iconic figures with a refreshing irreverence such as his two images of the Mona Lisa and his print of the Houses of Parliament.
Walker has been influenced by films such as Blade Runner and the visions of 2000AD into developing his own dystopian science fiction imagery.
Well-known works by Nick Walker include Gods We Trust, Vandal, The Morning After (TMA), Mona Simpson and 38 Pigtails.
Shepard Fairey - "Eye Alert" (matching print set)
Arty-Fact: "The Eye Alert poster is my response to the state of healthcare reform in the U.S. I’m disappointed that instead of focusing on saving lives and improving lives, healthcare reform is succumbing to corporate-fueled fear and disinformation. The healthcare industry is the largest in America, yet 30 million people —10% of our population — are left without the means to access medical care. We know that something needs to be done about our broken (or nonexistent) system, or costs will continue to skyrocket and more and more people will be left without access to healthcare. It’s a moral issue and a human rights issue, but it looks like the people who have stood up for it have been outvoted by corporations and their lobbyists. It’s a sad day in America."
Source: Shepard Fairey, Obey Giant
Hope you love the new artwork. See you this time next month with more!
Forever art junkies...
Blair and Elena ;)