Thinking of buying art for your home? Not only does it add character to your home décor, but it can also be a great conversation starter when you invite friends over. Whether you’re an art aficionado adding to a growing collection or you’re just looking to refresh your living space and have been wondering where to buy art in Singapore, head down to one of these art galleries and you might just find a keeper!
Born into a family of Italian craftsmen, contemporary artist Michele Righetti at Righetti Arte specialises in nouveau pop art and magic realism. Many of his works are part of permanent collections in museums and public areas in Singapore and beyond. Take your pick from oil on canvas paintings, decorative paintings on glass and other stunning pieces. Michele is constantly adding to his collection that consists of four categories: abstract landscapes, colourful lifestyle scenes, Southeast Asian life and culture, and quirky portraits and fairy-tale inspired pieces. Prices of paintings range from $500 to $8000. If you’ve got something specific in mind, the studio offers customisation services too – especially popular for pop-art portraits.
The vibrant Marilyn showcases American icon Marilyn Monroe. This giclée print is sure to add a splash of colour and fun to your space.
Star Wars fan? Star Wars Fox is a colourful giclée print featuring Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper.
Another dramatic piece, the brightly coloured Think Positive features a woman licking an ice cream covered in rainbow sprinkles.
LivingwithArt Singapore offers a variety of artwork from all around the world. With an emphasis on supporting local artists, the gallery boasts a range of styles, from floral and landscape to abstract and feng shui. Besides oil-on-canvas works, you can get your hands on hand-blown glass art from Murano, Italy. Or take a walk through the space and feast your eyes on textural pieces, large traditional canvases, triptychs, bronze sculptures and more. Customers have the flexibility to customise their pieces in terms of colour, theme, size, style and medium. Psst! Enjoy a 15 percent promotion from 8 June until 12 August.
If you’re looking for a more traditional piece, 8 TIGERS, crafted by Tan Tui Gee is a print canvas piece that showcases lifelike tigers and traditional calligraphy.
Simple and elegant, Horses in Embrace is a lovely bronze sculpture to add to your collection.
Created by in-house artist Wang Miao, Untitled is a mixed media piece that features splashes of calming greens and blues.
Founded in 2003, Gnani Arts is a Singapore-based contemporary art gallery – in Tamil, the word gnani (pronounced “niyani”) refers to one who is enlightened, spiritually or intellectually. Carrying a wide variety of South Indian modern and contemporary art, the gallery showcases works from artists all over the world, such as painter-sculptor P Gnana and contemporary ink artist Lim Choon Jin from Singapore, G Raman from India and Odile Moulin from France. Besides selling artwork, the gallery offers a variety of fun art courses where you can pick up painting techniques, learn about colour theory and more.
The vibrant Tranquil Bond comes in dramatic pink and orange hues. Featuring two women embracing, this one is sure to brighten up the room.
Showcasing another embracing duo, Under The Shade of Love features the night sky and the moon in the background.
Part of the Tranquil Bond series, the oil painted Joy of Innocence features three women outdoors by a clothes line.
Founded by artist and designer Deborah McKellar, Talking Textiles features a lovely collection of unique and beautiful artworks that showcase Singapore’s rich culture, tradition and history. Inspired by scenes of the island’s past and present, the mixed media works boast dramatic colours and a myriad of textures and patterns. If you wish, you can also get a hold of digital reproductions of her original artworks (canvas prints or fine art paper prints). Get them at the studio (by appointment only) or on the online store. Pieces can be customised upon request too.
Showcasing a black-and-white house, hummingbirds and trees, In the Emerald Jungle is a mixed media creation combining acrylic painting, silkscreen printing and stitchwork on canvas.
Another interesting mixed media piece, East Coast Road features nature scenes and intricate patterns crafted by silk appliqué.
Chin Mee Chin showcases a traditional shophouse along East Coast Road that was home to Chin Mee Chin Coffee and Cake Shop (now known as Chin Mee Chin Confectionery).
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