Anyone who claims there’s a shortage of art galleries in Singapore isn’t looking in the right places. Dive into the world of art at these contemporary galleries that house renowned paintings, sculptures and installations.
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For Italian art
Fact: The Parkview Museum owns the largest collection of Italian art in Asia. Run by Parkview Group, the private gallery showcases an extensive catalogue of contemporary art from across Europe and Asia that date back to the 1930s. The museum often holds complimentary guided gallery tours to encourage better understanding of contemporary art.
For collector pieces
Tire yourself from all that window shopping at Ion? Then head over to Opera Gallery to feast your eyes on a wealth of sculptures and paintings by acclaimed modern artists including Manolo Valdés, André Brasilier and Fernando Botero. Currently on display are the works of French marvel Jean-Pierre Roc-Roussey, whose grand paintings of women and warriors are typically inspired by Baroque art.
For Chinese abstract art
With galleries in Hong Kong and Shanghai, Pearl Lam Galleries has opened two others right here in Singapore – one in Dempsey and the other at Gillman Barracks. Focusing mainly on Chinese and Asian artists, the gallery sets itself as a platform for those who dare to push artistic boundaries. Presenting prominent figures in the Chinese abstract art scene such as Su Xiaobai and Zhu Jinshi, it also occasionally reps international names like David LaChapelle and Leonardo Drew.
Dive into the fascinating world of Italian contemporary art at The Parkview Museum's latest offering. Presenting artworks from the 60s to today, the exhibition showcases pieces from influential Italian artists – Aldo Mondino, Mario Schifano and Roberto Barni among others – and charts the development of artistic movements that sprouted on the scene.