I’ve been gallery-hopping again…
The other afternoon, I visited Art Plural Gallery, a four-story, 12,000 square foot space bang opposite the Peranakan Museum and the Substation. The gallery, founded by Swiss art dealer Frédéric de Senarclens, deals in Modern and Contemporary art and design. I popped by to see personal favorites Doug and Mike Starn, of Big Bambú fame; Thukral and Tagra, who were recently in residence at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute; Rina Banerjee, whose career I have followed for years; and Seher Shah, ditto.
However, I discovered—and fell in love with—two other artists on display: Chu Teh-Chun, a brilliant Chinese painter, and Qiu Jie, whose painstakingly intricate pencil drawings blew me away.
Art Plural Gallery’s inaugural exhibition, Avant Première, runs until September 3, 2011. If you go, ask to be shown around by Vijaya Krishnan, a recent graduate of LASALLE College of the Arts and the gallery’s articulate and knowledgable assistant.
(Additional credits: Photographs provided by Art Plural Gallery; Tape strip clip art via Pugly Pixel.)