Positioning your object on canvas

If you are a photographer or have taken some pictures using your first digital/ film SLR, you will have realized the position of an object has the ability to tell a story. Steve McCurry has his nine-guidelines of introducing objects in his pictures (published by COOPH). As for painting or drawing on canvas, the concept…

Interior deco apps and furniture design

It is very, very rare to find individuals who know-their-knows in tech, and by means of knowing what you really know is to be able to break down every single programming code and re-programme for your very own use. The irony about listing what fluency is in your CV (concerning a software programme) is a…

Purchasing an asset which you can’t use…Antiques and Artistry

You might have found yourself several times in a gallery deciding on which piece of artwork suits your living room best. For casual buyers, the choice is most often subjective. It could be that your beloved loves elderflowers and lavender fields, the artwork which you are more likely to place a purchase for might be…

What is Art?

Depends on who you speak to. Art is in itself an interdisciplinary work. It is a form of communication. If linguistics is not a discipline of Arts, one is then be safe to assume that art paintings discovered on the rocks and in the caves are the earliest form of communication. Music came into existence when monks and nuns were…

Limited edition prints and how to store them

Limited edition prints are photographs or recreated images that are usually accompanied with some photoshop finishing touches. Images are then printed on some good quality printing paper. Paper-type has to be graded as fine art or supreme. At the back of each limited prints, a fraction is often seen; e.g. 1/10, 3/50, 60/80. It is…

Beijing’s Moebius Strip: where every piece of glass had to be customized

Phoenix International Media  凤凰国际传媒中心 Building status: Completed in Year 2013, May Land area: 18821.83m2 Built-up area: 75368m2 (Ground: 41630m2,basement: 33738m2) Height: 55m Depth: 15m Located in the South-west corner of Chaoyang park, Beijing, the Phoenix International Media has once again brought a new visual impact to its audience around the globe. On the contrary to its…

Pandas! Pandas! Pan-da! 大大大熊猫!

Panda has been the sexy icon for all Sino-related issues: politics, fashion, food, sports, etc. This pseudo-herbivore does not hibernate, and it mainly feeds on bamboo shoots, leaves and roots, occasionally eats small creatures and carcasses.  There is always a mass gathering of pandas in public premises. Never the real panda. And even if a…

How to become a Unicorn: Where Art meets Science

The launch of the permanent exhibition at the ArtScience museum in Singapore, FUTURE WORLD created by teamLab has drawn the attention to the possibility of how Art can be sustainable and transformed with Science. The core concept of teamLab is to create a space that combines art, technology and creativity, and it has to be…

A new route for CGI in Japan: Lightning becomes Louis Vuitton model

In a recent campaign by the French luxury house, Louis Vuitton and the renowned computer graphics artist and director, Tetsuya Nomura (creator of Final Fantasy and famous for his work: FFVII, Advent Children), brought an unexpected force in the fashion industry, Lightning. The usual serving from Final Fantasy to their fans remains; flawless looks and…

Global Citizens and UrbanScapes 

This article is based on i) the discussion at Southeast Asia forum Singapore, part of the ArtStage event at Marina Bay Sands; and ii) an interview session with Prof. Peggy Levitt– Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department at Wellesley College and Co-Director of the Transnational Studies Initiative at Harvard University, and Ms Tintin Wulia. …

PreSchool: Setting up your art painting business

If you are keen to enter the art painting business, there are different ways to go about making that difference to creating the final artwork and to mark that final selling price of your masterpiece. But before the selling, you will need some artworks to justify your talent. There are a few ways to learn and to…

The pictures which make your heart skipped just one-tiny-bit

Picture: Bazaar. China.  There are many, many pictures on the internet, but which are the selected few that leave a long lasting impression, and perhaps that have made your heart skipped just one-tiny-bit? Apart from the general guideline of one focus or subject in a frame, there are some tricks to capture those ‘I want…