STPI will be showcasing the finest of made-in-Singapore works at Art Basel (Basel), alongside approximately 300
leading galleries from around the world. Emphasizing unique prints created in collaboration with our workshop team of experts, the STPI booth will highlight British conceptual artist Ryan Gander’s works.
Gander arrived at STPI with various ‘starting points’ for his residency, amongst them a number of sketches and
drawings by his five-year old daughter Olive (O.M.G.) and a series of pictures of police cars, taken back in the United Kingdom. His inquisitive spirit led him to find an assortment of French curve rulers during one of his many expeditions around STPI, an item he ended up using as relief printing plates for a series of works called Seriously Retinal / Serious Poke. Another integral component of Gander’s residency was a revisiting of art history, namely the works of an array of renowned artists and printmakers, from Matisse to Hokusai to Gerhard Richter. Inspired by his
surroundings, he also tapped into the realm of traditional Chinese and Japanese hanging scrolls. The workshop team found this ‘no bounds’ approach very refreshing and they were continuously challenged by his technical diversity and ability to give new life and purpose to unusual and forgotten materials.
Ryan Gander was the second artist from the UK to work at STPI, following the residency by UK sculptor and Turner Prize Winner Richard Deacon, who also happened to be Gander’s art professor at university. His solo exhibition Portrait of a blind artist obscured by flowers was held at STPI in March of this year.
Gander’s distinctive works with STPI are priced between $1,800 and $92,300.