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Things to do: AC43 Gallery in Bras Basah Complex - An independent arts space showing the work of young artists

Photos: AC43 Gallery

Raffles Place (2012) 
By Zhu Hong, watercolour on paper, 40x116cm

This panoramic painting captures the crowds weaving through Raffles Place, a key business district in Singapore.

 

The newly opened AC43 gallery in Bras Basah Complex aims to showcase works by Singapore artists, but also draw foreign artists who wish to work with Singaporeans. Its launch exhibition features 12 of its represented artists. 

Here's a preview of what you'll get to see there.

 

Boat Lane (2006)
By Xing Qing Xin, oil on canvas, 119x49cm

The oil painter, who was born in Xi'an in China, paints a typical scene of a boat drifting through a narrow canal where other boats are moored.

 

Soothing Sun (2016)
By Wu Xue Li, oil on canvas, 61x92cm

Wu was inspired by music playing during the festive Chinese New Year season and swayed her palette knife to the rhythm, producing the layers of textured and vibrant movements across the canvas.

 

Prefab Up: Up in One Day (2007)
By Hong Sek Chern, Chinese ink and colour on paper, 155x170cm

Hong created this work, which shows a man reclined and staring up at a building before him, after reading a news article about a Chinese construction company that was able to complete a building in a week. The painting's title is a reference to the news item.

 

Abstract Shophouse (2015) 
By Anthony Chua Say Hua, Chinese ink and colour on paper, 105 x101cm

The artist, known for his bold experimentation with brushes and ink, melds the different forms and shapes of Singaporean shophouses in this abstract painting.

 

Event details

WHERE: 231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex, 02-43

MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah

WHEN: Till March 27, noon to 7pm daily

ADMISSION: Free

INFO: Call 6336-0446, Facebook page

 

(First published in The Straits Times.)

 

 

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