Spotting the Trend of Abstract Art in Asia at Art Stage Singapore
Artsy asked our Hong Kong-based specialists, Sureyya Wille and Hillary Shih, for their insights around predominant themes at the upcoming Art Stage Singapore fair.
From the sculpted folds of burlap in Japanese Gutai artist Tsuyoshi Maekawa’s Work 130931 (1963), to the smooth, lacquered finish of Su Xiaobai’s Peaceful Skyblue (2014), this selection of artworks demonstrates the deep engagement artists across Asia have had with the theme of abstraction. Whether as an exercise in transforming traditional mediums, or as a reaction against representational conventions, these artists challenge the norm and break away from the often Western-centric, linear art historical narrative of abstraction.
Tsuyoshi Maekawa at Whitestone Gallery
Su Xiaobai at Pearl Lam
Liu Kuo-Sung at Linda Gallery
Dongi Lee at Gallery Hyundai
Oh Su-Fan at Gana Art
Argie Bandoy at Taksu
Dadang Rukmana at Semarang Gallery
Charwei Tsai at Tina Keng
Syed Haider Raza at Delhi Art Gallery
Ding Yi at ShanghART
—Sureyya Wille and Hillary Shih