23 Nov Shenzhen International Art Fair 2017
Artemis Art’s final international event this year is the Shenzhen International Art Fair 2017 (SIAF 2017), from 25 to 28 November 2017. This marks our debut participation in this particular art fair, and the first time we exhibit in Shenzhen, a fast-growing city in the south-eastern region of China.
2017 has been an exciting year in terms of our international activities, and SIAF 2017 makes it our fifth art fair for the year.
For more information, visit the Shenzhen International Art Fair 2017 website.
Previous art fairs & exhibitions (selected)
Art Expo Malaysia 2012
Art Expo Malaysia 2013
HYPERTEXT (solo exhibition)
Singapore Art Fair 2014
Young Art Taipei 2015
Art Kaohsiung 2015
Singapore Contemporary 2016
Young Art Taipei 2016
Bazaar Art Jakarta 2016
Singapore Contemporary 2017
We Are 5
Art Central Hong Kong 2017
Art Jakarta 2017
Dedy Sufriadi has consistently been an important part of our many art fair participations since 2012. SIAF 2017 will feature the artist’s recent works, comprising both his serious and whimsical art pieces. An artist who is deeply grounded in philosophy, Dedy has in recent years moved towards creating artworks that are driven by intuition, rather than verbatim expositions of his philosophical explorations and beliefs. Coupled with the artist’s keen sense of color and spacial composition, the intuitive aesthetics of Dedy’s works often speak both to our intellect and senses, creating a connection between viewer and artwork, deeper than meets the eye.
Haris Rashid, a young visual artist we have been showing since debuting with Artemis Art in 2015, has always been inspired by nature, an element that features prominently in his art. In this series of new works, Haris explores the connection between humankind and Nature, delving into the similarities we have with what may be found in our natural surroundings. The artworks selected to be featured in SIAF 2017 comprise his works on paper, illustrating the young artist’s masterful skill in drawing, and are a mix of previously exhibited works plus those that have been done specifically for this art fair.
A natural-born storyteller, just about any event or even conversation may spark an entire series of imageries that eventually find their way onto Indra Dodi’s canvas. The selection of works picked for this art fair is no exception, each art piece capturing individuals or objects that have piqued the artist’s interest for one reason or another. This marks the artist’s third art fair participation this year with Artemis Art, after a very successful showing at this year’s Art Central Hong Kong 2017, making his debut at Young Art Taipei 2017, and as one of the four participating artists in this year’s Art Jakarta 2017.
In most cases, the pencil is an important tool for any visual artist, used in the intermediate process of creating artworks, regardless of what medium or mode the final art piece may be. For Indonesian visual artist Robi Fathoni, however, the pencil is the primary medium he uses to create his art. His realist graphite on canvas figurative works has earned him the reputation of being one of the emerging artists of his generation to look out for. His mastery of the medium is best appreciated through the intricate drawings he produces, done mostly on canvas. His latest works incorporate elements of pop art, augmenting his superb pencil drawings.
When the word “ceramics” is mentioned, what most people imagine would likely be ornate traditional household objects and tableware. Any association with, or notion of, contemporary art might just be furthest from what one’s mind may typically conjure. Until, of course, they become acquainted with the clay and ceramics artworks by Umibaizurah Mahir @ Ismail, or Umi for short. Seeing her work, the idea that Umi pushes the traditional boundaries of ceramics would be an understatement. Over the many years that she has been active, ceramics has successfully been used as a medium to address and tackle many contemporary issues, occurring both domestically and globally.
Viko Zhijune (吴芷君)
The selection of works by young introspective Malaysian artist, Viko Zhijune, features her mixed media works, both on canvas and on paper. Viko’s works are mainly self-examinations and outpouring of life as she observes around her, articulated through the use of thread, paper burns, and thread sewn through canvas. This young artist provides clues of what her thoughts might be through her artwork titles, but prefers to have the viewer interpret the symbology and meaning in her art.
For more information about the art fair, visit the Shenzhen International Art Fair 2017 website.