Tag: ART STAGE Singapore 2011

Choi Xoo Ang (최수앙) creates painted polymer clay figures, several inches in length,

that literally illustrate metaphorical terms of abuse in Korean.

Blue Dreamer (2008). Oil on Resin. 36W x 31D x 76H.

Check out the details and contour.  They look and feel just like human flesh, with hue of blood underneath.

by flyingbeagle

Tom Dixon (born 1959) is a British designer specialising mainly in furniture. He was born in Sfax, Tunisia and moved to the United Kingdom at the age of four. Without formal training, he began designing furniture in his early 20s when after being injured in a motorcycle accident he used his welding skills learned while repairing his motorcycle to create a variety of objects.

He is also known for giving away hundreds of lights to the British public from Trafalgar Square in 2007. Items of his work form part of the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Design Museum in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Moma in New York, the Tokyo Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Vitra Museum, Basle, Switzerland.

Dixon is Creative Director to the Tom Dixon furniture design company and the interior design company Design Research Studio, all part of Design Research Ltd. He also engages in many design-focused speaking events and charity events around the globe and has taught at the Royal College of Art, Kingston Polytechnic and Plymouth University.He was appointed head of design for Habitat in 1998,he reissued objects by such designers as Verner Panton, Ettore Sottsass and Robin Day and commissioned new designs by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Ineke Hans and Marc Newson

by flyingbeagle

The art of Liu Zhuquan focuses on visual analysis of consumer society, which is the compsuntion topic of nowadays mankind.

He collects various peculiar bottles which have been consumed, and then paints the inside of the bottles using the chosen topics. This becomes the higlight of inner bottle painting.

This is an art form which evolves from traditional Chinese folk snuff bottle inner painting.

What differs from the traditional art is that Liu Zhuquan‘s art focuses on integrating each independent inner bottle painting into a unified art concept which similar to a drug store or a storage room instead of the painting skills of snuff bottle inner painting.

About World of Thousands (2010):

‘World of Thousands as an art piece, I like it because I spent years of time in the creation process. With time went by, the essence that emitted naturally from this work makes me thrilled. It is just like a sapling being planted in earth, and then without knowing, it grows into tall tree. In the end, it bears so much meaning for people to understand. All these are not important anymore, because its own beauty and awe have become independent from the meaning, even from me the creator.’

-Liu Zhuoquan

Liu Zhuoquan born in Wuhan, Hubei province, China 1964. Currently lives and works in beijing, China.

by flyingbeagle