As far as we at EL are concerned, choosing an artwork is as important as choosing furniture, especially when you have masses of white walls to fill up in your tropical abode. Both wall art and sculptures add depth, colour and personality to a room, though they do need to reflect your personality, so buy something you really love. And don’t worry about what others think – art is strictly subjective. So here’s where to buy paintings in Singapore from a couple of happy customers.
(Tip: if you and your partner don’t agree on the same painting, just sneak in and buy it while they’re not looking; it’ll add a bit of excitement on the home front!) Sometimes it even makes sense to buy art before you choose a colour scheme for a room. After all, it’s much easier to buy sofas, carpets and chairs that link in with your artwork than the other way round.
Susana Baglin-Saher, British | Art from Serenity Gallery
My background is in interior design and I am passionate about art. In the process of looking for apartments in Singapore, I was struck by a large-scale work by the local artist Hong Sek Chern hanging in a particular property. I felt that I had to have a similar piece for myself as I really liked the abstract concept of her landscapes, where I can see the contrasting heritage and modernity of Singapore.
I visited many galleries in pursuit of the right piece, but I ended up finding a gem in Serenity Gallery. I love the fact that Ben Yeo of Serenity supports local artists and offers a broad range of quality pieces.
It was through him that I was introduced to the work of Anthony Chua; I’ve purchased two paintings from his collection, including this one. I was drawn to the black ink works on rice paper and the large scale nature of the artworks on a single canvas.
It was a pleasure to deal with Ben; he’s a professional art dealer with a lot of knowledge about the artists that he showcases in his gallery. I will highly recommend him to my network.