STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS : EARLY WORKS OF SUN YU-LI
Current Exhibition - Artesan@Esplanade
Exhibition Dates : 20 January - 16 February, 2021
in conjunction with Singapore Art Week (SAW)
“ Different people view and interpret art differently. To me, I find the hidden veins of thought that lie behind art intriguing - and then they merit unraveling…“
- Sun Yu-li
Sun Yu-li is best known for his iconic public sculptures throughout Singapore’s landscape which include Abundance II(1995) located at Suntec City, the famous illusion of a monumental bronze ring; Land Before Time (1998) displaying a towering string of figures at the frontage of The Paragon on Orchard Road, Window of Hope (2010) in Collyer Quay, and of course Family (2018) at KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, are amongst many others.
One would characterize Sun Yu-li as the quintessential Renaissance man who has celebrated several years of success as a public sculptor. Yet while Sun Yu-li is widely recognized as a sculptor, States of Consciousness: Early Works of Sun Yu-li inaugurates the first of a series of exhibitions, highlighting his not so familiar medium on canvas and paper. The paintings contribute to chronicle and map his early artistic practice, reflecting the dawn into his complex, underlying theories and methodologies that embody his art.
Artesan Gallery + Studio opens 2021 with a wistful yearning to recall our own uniqueness by presenting a master artist whose works are omnipresent throughout Singapore’s landscape - that is, the works of venerable artist and sculptor Sun Yu-li. More excitingly, the gallery is exhibiting for the first time, canvas and paper works by the respected artist whose works take on a far more amorphous characteristic than his previous art forms – a timely reflection of the uncertainties we experience during these times.
Exhibition dates : January 20 - February 16, 2021
ARTESAN GALLERY + STUDIO
Meeting the needs of collectors, corporate acquisitions, interior designers, decorators and architects, Artesan’s team is comprised of specialists sourcing works by Southeast Asian artists, and the provision of advice on collection care, storage conservation and restoration as well as showcase opportunities.
Artworks - whether 2D, 3D, video or audio for specific locations, special occasions and events, can be commissioned through the Gallery as it has access to artists who create a myriad of art styles and media, alongside project managers with expertise in materials,
placement and on site installation.
Art Matters - A series of workshops developed upon request for corporate clients, collectors, institutions and arts enthusiasts that address a multitude of needs from corporate team building, to private collector events that can touch upon topics such as basics in art collecting, visual acuity, critical thinking and the arts as well as sessions on developing life skills that help embrace uncertainty, reframe failure and problem solving through creativity
and the appreciation of the arts.
Superbly located in Singapore’s premier arts venue, The Esplanade, the gallery welcomes opportunities for private presentations where creativity and the arts underscore the sponsor’s vision - and where the target audience is complementary with that of the Gallery.
GALLERY OPENING HOURS
Singapore is in Phase 3 of the Covid situation. In line with that we are open from Tuesdays 1- 8 pm to Sundays 2 - 7pm. Do look out for some truly different and exciting exhibitions and events! We will continue to follow protocols to safeguard your health & safety!
Please call or text +65 9842 7817 for enquiries, or to book an appointment for viewing.
Tuesdays - Saturdays 1pm - 8pm
Sundays & Public Holidays 2 - 7pm