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Art Kaohsiung 2015

Art Kaohsiung Banner Logo-01Artemis Art returns to Taiwan in December to participate in Art Kaohsiung 2015. Dubbed as the “Miami of Taiwan”, Kaohsiung has gone through a major urban transformation program over the last decade or so, and is today recognized as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Without a doubt, art and culture certainly has played a major role in the transformation Taiwan’s second largest metropolis.

Now in its third year, Art Kaohsiung began as part of efforts in promoting the southern region of Taiwan as an art destination back in 2013. This year’s edition will see over 100 galleries from across Asia and the world, with a special focus on East and Southeast Asia. The art fair will cover two major areas, at the City Suites Hotel, and at the iconic Pier-2 Art Center.


For more information about Art Kaohsiung 2015, visit their website and their visitor information page for details of the art fair’s various locations and the galleries that will be participating.

Dubbed A Taste of Southeast Asia, we will be presenting six artists from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam: Christine Das, Dedy Sufriadi, Haris Rashid, Jasmine Kok, Mastura Abdul Rahman, and Vu Bach Lien. Our booth is located at C5-05 in the C5 building of the Pier-2 Art Center.

One of the other highlights of this year’s Art Kaohsiung will be a showcase of Malaysian art. The Malaysian Contemporary Arts Sector is a curatorial project as part of the fair’s Southeast Asia focus this year, where Jasmine Kok and Mastura Abdul Rahman will also have their artwork displayed.

Christine Das

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Penang-born Christine Das has a very strong spiritual connection with nature, the primary focus of her current body of work. Inspired by the Biblical parable of the mustard seed (Luke 13:8), the “Perched” series of works aims to highlight just how important trees are and how central they are to the balance of nature. Each tree supports a myriad of life forms, something we seldom realize, until we take a closer look. Without trees, nature itself would be thrown off balance.

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Dedy Sufriadi

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Dedy Sufriadi has been very active in the Indonesian contemporary art scene, and has to date had ten solo exhibitions, in addition to having participated in numerous group exhibitions. He was this year’s First Prize winner of the Young Art Award, at Young Art Taipei 2015. Despite the growing success in his career, this artist is very involved with many community projects and helps out young artists within his community in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

His works at Art Kaohsiung 2015 see him venturing further into the exploration of using elements of naive art as part of his expressive abstract painting style. Text, while still a part of his work, is now used more judiciously and subtly.

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Haris Rashid

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Haris Rashid is the youngest of the artists that we have selected to showcase at Art Kaohsiung 2015, having just celebrated his 23rd birthday last month in November.

How human characteristics manifest themselves in the world of animals is the focus of this young artist’s current body of work. The ancient Japanese maxim, now ubiquitously known the world over as “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”, becomes the inspirational backdrop for his “Three Wise Monkeys”. In addition to focusing on his own art, Haris leads Studio Mekar, a young artist collective in Kuala Lumpur, where he currently resides.

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Jasmine Kok

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Trained as a sculptor, Jasmine Kok is an emerging multi-modal artist adept at many mediums. For Art Kaohsiung 2015, her works are on exhibit both at our booth, as well as at the Malaysian Contemporary Art Sector.

In the series of ceramic works exhibited within Artemis Art’s booth, the regular patterns of lines and textures on leaves become the basis of her obsessive exploration into the ephemeral nature of the objects and things that surround us. Jasmine, in this series of works, recreates what she observes in nature, and in the process, makes permanent what would otherwise be something impermanent.

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Mastura Abdul Rahman

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An accomplished visual artist in many respects, Mastura Abdul Rahman is a name that’s well-known in the Malaysian art scene, having been active for three decades. She is perhaps best known for her intricately depicted interior traditional house spaces seen from above, rich in traditional Malay motifs visually woven into her paintings.

Late Night” is a series of works inspired by the artist’s late night conversations with her husband, a sculptor and writer, who is currently convalescing from a stroke. Inevitably what they usually end up talking about revolve around his recovery, and continued rehabilitation. Both paintings in this series have been included, one in our booth and the other as part of the Malaysian Contemporary Arts Sector of the art fair.

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Vu Bach Lien

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As an artist, Vu Bach Lien produces works in several different media, although she is best known for her digital and printmaking artworks. Her intricate woodcut and lithographic prints exhibit the attention to detail that the artist possesses. Her artworks have garnered her several awards, and have been collected by the Vietnam Fine Art Museum, as well as by many international collectors.

Her “Four Seasons” series of prints, part of her participation in Art Kaohsiung, are her response to the change in seasons, the passage of time symbolic of the transitions through life’s many stages. Bach Lien also has her playful side, as shown in her skillfully executed yet whimsical lithography print entitled “Party”.

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The art fair catalog presented here has been paginated for easier online reading and viewing. Printed copies of the original publication are still available from the gallery.

  • Pei-En Chen
    Posted at 07:47h, 14 December

    Its a nice exhibition!!!
    Hope my artpiece will be here some day!!

    • S. Jamal Al-Idrus
      Posted at 07:22h, 30 December

      Thank you! If you are an artist interested in exhibiting, drop us an email at in**@ar***************.com – we’re always looking out for new artists to work with.

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