Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Up Space + Sunjin Galleries presents Qin Weihong

Up Space (Beijing) + Sunjin Galleries (Singapore) presents a selection of sculptures from Beijing Artist Qin Weihong

Born in Shandong Province in 1985, Qin Weihong currently resides in Beijing. He graduated from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2010.
Major Exhibitions:

2009 Won first prize of excellent works exhibition of China Central Academy of Fine Arts;
2008 Awarded excellent prize of "China’s Driving Force" of sculpture exhibition in countrywide;
2008 Participated in "First China National Sculpture Exhibition ";
2009 Participated in "Urban Daily Report" exhibition hosted by China Central Academy of Fine Arts;
2010 Participated in "Giant Cup Nominated Art Undergraduate students’ Works" exhibition at Beijing Today Art Museum;
2010 Participated in "Non-object is the object" group exhibition;
2010 Participated in "Slit of the Sight" exhibition of three artists;
2011 Participated in "Enigma" group exhibition at Beijing Up Space Gallery;
2011 Participated in Solo-exhibition hosted by Beijing Up Space Gallery;
2012 Presented in "Art Beijing Expo of year 2012" at booth of Beijing Up Space Gallery;
2012 "Floating Dreams" Solo Sculpture Exhibition at Beijing Today Art Museum;

Inspired by Surrealism, this young and emerging talent brings rich emotion, fragility, youth and romanticism to his figurative works.
They are currently on display at Sunjin Galleries till May 2013.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Glory Asia

Glory Asia
Solo Painting Exhibition by Dadi Setiyadi
10th - 16th October 2012
Chapel Gallery @ Sculpture Square

The stories scattered throughout Nusantara, or the Indonesian archipelago, is one of the region's greatest treasures, yet often slighted and forgotten. These stories do not merely birth a rich and diverse history; like in other parts of the world, folklore and mythology is used as a starting reference and point of social control. The stories of gods and mythical creatures impart many guiding life values in every culture.

Thus the human race started from the same reference point: the same social values are shared, and by extension, the same problems and difficulties. This unity transcends race, culture, and language. Dadi Setiyadi argues this in his portrayal of Classical European works that are not only universal points of reference, but also take on mythological references.

About the Artist:
Born 1977 in Tasikmalaya, West Java, Dadi Setiyadi graduated from Indonesia Institute of Art in 2004, working with paintings, sculptures and installation works. With particular interests in fantasy, science fiction and art culture, Dedi studied the symbols of the Archipelago - Garuda from Java, Lembuswana from Borneo, La Galigo from Sulawesi - through a project on Indonesian folklore called Kisah Nusantara. This brought him to discover a connection to a fantastical and mythical world, the influences creating a particular syncretism in his art. He combines traditional local elements inspired from the environment, full of living traditions, with modern and contemporary subjects.
Exhibition dates:      10th – 16th October 2012
Venue:                         Chapel Gallery at Sculpture Square
                                    155 Middle Road
                                    Singapore 188977
Opening hours:        11am – 7pm daily
Contact person:       Jennifer Soen / sales@sunjingalleries.com.sg


Friday, August 10, 2012

Han Tao - Here They Come

Han Tao - Here They Come

17th August - 24th August 2012

Chapel Gallery, Sculpture Square
155 Middle Road
Singapore 188977

Opening Hours
10.00am - 7.00pm daily

For more information, please contact

Sunjin Galleries is pleased to unveil a rare collection of unique woodcut prints by celebrated Chinese political artist, Han Tao. "Here They Come" depicts renditions of two historical incidents: the prisoner abuse by American guards at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and the Tian'anmen Square protest in China.

Created using handmade etching and print, Han Tao's views are articulated explicitly in the unique woodcut works. Audiences are struck by the direct visualization of the human rights violations in the form of physical and psychological abuse. Although set in different political systems and times, power and violence persist and Han Tao sets about reflecting this direct influence of political power on people.

The evocation of violence stresses continuity with his earlier works. Often choosing subjects that are avoided by artists, Han Tao’s works are confrontational but sincere as the artist negotiates social events that have left indelible marks on humanity. Rather than merely displaying violence, Han Tao reproduces the helplessness and powerless feeling of a spectator through his works, exposing the scars caused by power and violence.

Is he an observer, a recorder or activist? Sunjin Galleries is proud to present a rare exhibition of the works of a respected artist whose works are often forbidden to display and censored for touching on sensitive issues.

About the Artist:

Born in 1979 in Laiwu, Shandong province and now lives in Jinan and Beijing. He is in charge of the Civilian Film,the chief editor of Wild Jujube Tree Magazine,editor of Simplicity Magazine,academic host of New Art Magazine. He founded the Civilian Film School in 2000,the Civilian Film Studio in 2002 in Shandong,the Civilian Film Space in Beijing 798 Art Center at the beginning of 2005,and the Civilian Film Documents Center in Xiaopu New Art Center in Beijing to be completed by October,2007.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Calligraphy in Motion

Calligraphy in Motion - Solo Exhibition by Chua Boon Kee

30th May - 6th June 2012

Venue : Social Creatives Museum
              #02-55 Millenia Walk

Opening Hours : 11.00am - 9.00pm daily

For more information, please contact sales@sunjingalleries.com.sg

Sunjin Galleries is pleased to present the Singapore installment of Chua Boon Kee’s traveling exhibition, Calligraphy in Motion”. Having had successful showcases in Taiwan and Shanghai last year, Chua’s solo tour features his distinctive calligraphy sculptures which combine the essence of traditional Chinese calligraphy with modern sculpture language.

The artistry of Chua’s work lies in his ability to translate the time-honoured practice of calligraphy into sculpture. Although not the first to incorporate calligraphy into the art of sculpture, Chua’s focus on capturing the essential spirit of calligraphy into three-dimensional forms has allowed the formation of graceful, meaningful representations.

Two-dimensional cursive scripts are ingenuously transformed into a series of steel cores that are expressively bent to capture the fluidity of a brushstroke, the thickness of these cores varying in accordance with the movement of line and spontaneity of the brush.

Chua employs a cursive style of Chinese calligraphy- this not only presents a pleasant sense of abstraction, but also allows fluidity and succession in motion as characters in cursive script are often written without lifting the brush from the paper. The continuous, linear dynamism of the cursive script are thus successfully translated into sculptural forms endowed with forceful gracefulness and controlled wildness.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Living in Ceramics - Solo exhibition of Lee Se Yong

Living in Ceramics runs from 20th October to 10th November 2011

From 20-30 October 2011
Sunjin Galleries presents at
Social Creatives Museuma
9 Raffles Boulevard #02-55 Millenia Walk
Singapore 039596

Thereafter from 1-10 November 2011
At F.A.T Gallery
2 Mistri Road #01-02

Tel/Contact: 6738 2317/ Jennifer Soen, Dong Qin
Opening hours: 11am - 8pm

About the artist:
Regarded as among the top 100 influential Koreans in art and culture, Lee Se Yong's technical background and experise in colored glazes and groundwork of ceramics is forefront among his peers. Having trained for 14 years and currently researching at the Korean Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology, Lee boasts 16 solo exhibitions in Korea and has participated in a large number group exhibition internationally since 2007. His works are collected in internationally and numerous museum in Korea. In 2010, he had a solo showcase in the Miami Art Fair and Living in Ceramics would be his first solo exhibition in Singapore. Lee holds a BFA and MFA from Kyoung Hee University.

The following is Lee Se Yong's paintings:

Series of woman with a bag 1/2


Series of woman with a bag 2/2


Blue painting 1/4


Monday, August 2, 2010

Obscure Desire


Khairullah Rahim

Class of 2010
acrylic on canvas
31 x 31 cm
(Series of 4)

Villains in a Tank
acrylic on canvas
40 x 31 cm
(series of 3)

Seize the Croczilla!
acrylic on canvas
90 x 30 cm

Slumber Party At Her Place
acrylic on canvas
122 x 92 cm

Beauty of Spring
acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm

Tomoaki Tarutani

Tameshigaki - Trial Persimmo
mixed media on paper mounted on panel
30 x 30 cm

Matazuine . ruwaru . tannifu
mixed media on paper mounted on rounded panel
54 x 54 cm

Shibyofujin - Trial God
mixed media on paper mounted on panel
30 x 30 cm

Cramped Cow
mixed media on paper mounted on panel
30 x 30 cm

School of Happy Tiger Fish
mised media on paper mounted on panel
30 x 30 cm

Skyler Chen

Breathing In
acrylic on canvas
137 x 109 cm

acrylic on canvas
28 x 33 cm

Fairy Tale Land
acrylic on canvas
137 x 109 cm

How to Fight Loneliness
acrylic on canvas
137 x 109 cm

Human Capitalism
acrylic on canvas
46 x 61 cm

Pale Blue Eyes
acrylic on board
25 x 18 cm

Planet Earth
acrylic on canvas
43 x 53 cm

Reddish Glow
acrylic on canvas
137 x 109 cm

So Long Away
acrylic on canvas
31 x 38 cm

In This Home On Ice
acrylic on canvas
137 x 109 cm

The Unbearable Lightness of Being
acrylic on canvas
41 x 53 cm

Viva La Vida
acrylic on canvas
137 x 109 cm

Waiting for Spring
acrylic on canvas
51 x 41 cm

Will I Complete
acrylic on canvas
137 x 109 cm