Posts in The Artists Studios
Vote K-narf for Mayor of Shibuya

I haven’t seen zee French artiste Frank le Petite aka K-narf since my gallery days, so when I caught up with him in Tokyo at his late 60’s style studio in Shibuya, I didn’t know what to expect. He has always been, in my opinion, one of the coolest cats I know. Like Captain Jack Sparrow, he just oozes hip like no other artist I’ve had the pleasure to know.

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I am Artist, hear me roar!

When I met Lydia Janssen for the first time in Singapore two years ago, we had instant chemistry. I liked her work, her values, her energy and I liked her as a person. Since that fateful day, we have spent countless hours together, having endless conversations about the art scene, the industry and about art for art’s sake, as well as some very deep and meaningful conversations about life and relationships.

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A day in Jogja

On a recent trip to Borobudor and Jogjakarta we managed to carve out one day to visit a couple of Jogja’s art spaces. The art scene in Indonesia is like none other in the world. Led by collectors and artists, rather than galleries and dealers, Indonesians are some of the most welcoming people in the world. Eager to share their art with us, we were welcomed into artists’ studios and homes (usually on the same property) simply by showing up with smiles on our faces.

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One hour at the Kunsthal with Ari Bayuaji

Sometimes the universe has a way of taking over and putting good things in your path. I was on my way to visit the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam for Kunsthal Light #16 when I received a message from a friend back in Singapore saying that she noticed on Facebook (thank you, modern technology) that I was in Rotterdam. She suggested that I try to meet with a very talented Indonesian artist by the name of Ari Bayuaji while he was in town preparing for a show at the Kunsthal titled ‘No place like home’.

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