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ABOUT

Established in 1999, iPRECIATION is a fine art company that showcases the best of modern and contemporary Asian Art. As a herald of the visual arts, iPRECIATION is committed to put forth platforms and propel significant and promising artists to the forefront through successful staging of large-scale exhibitions.

Since its inception, iPRECIATION has given prominence to contemporary Asian art through the installation of quality artworks in public and commercial spaces not only in Singapore but also globally. iPRECIATION, with its proficiency in Chinese, South East Asian and Singapore art, has complemented its gallery business with professional art consultancy services to both individuals and corporations.

Artists currently represented include: Nobel Laureate in Literature Gao Xingjian, Taiwanese Master Sculptor Ju Ming, innovative Hong Kong ink artist Irene Chou, Singapore pioneer contemporary ink artist Zhuang Shengtao, acclaimed Chinese calligrapher and ink artist Wang Dongling, pioneer of Singapore contemporary art Tang Da Wu, foremost abstract painter and Cultural Medallion Milenko Prvacki, and groundbreaking Singaporean performance artist Lee Wen. Over the years, iPRECIATION has been promoting promising talents such as the meticulous China based painter Zhang Jian Jun and Jin Jie, the daring commentator of Hong Kong’s contemporary culture, Tse Yim On, and Singaporean artists Oh Chai Hoo, Baet Yeok Kuan and Tay Bak Chiang.

The Living World Series by Ju Ming has become a permanent feature at two new modern office buildings, CapitaGreen building at 138 Market Street and The Metropolis business center at 9 North Buona Vista Drive. At CapitaGreen, a series of ten painted bronze sculptures depicts the everyday man in their daily urban lives. At The Metropolis, the corporate environment is livened up with a cluster of twelve Gentlemen bronze sculptures. The Living World Series portrays a spectrum of social phenomenon departing from his iconic Taichi Series since the 1980s. In 2017, Lining Up, a set of ten life-sized sculptures from the Living World Series by Ju Ming has been permanently installed at the main entrance of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre portraying the lively spirit of people waiting eagerly to enter the centre.

In 2015, Ju Ming’s Taichi Series enjoyed a four-month long outdoor exhibition at the Singapore Botanic Gardens; and his Living World Series completed a traveling exhibition to four major Chinese cities of Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian and Shanghai. In 2016, iPRECIATION presented the inaugural outdoor exhibition Envision: Sculptures @ the Garden City 2016, featuring fourteen sets of monumental sculptures by eleven Asian artists from China, Indonesia, Singapore and Taiwan, namely Baet Yeok Kuan, Chen Sai Hua Kuan, Gu Wenda, Ju Ming, Kumari Nahappan, Lim Soo Ngee, Shen Lieyi, Sri Astari Rasjid, Yuyu Yang, Zhan Wang and Zhang Huan. The exhibition was held in the heart of Singapore’s historical and cultural centre in the Civic District, Fullerton Hotel and Marina Bay precinct.

Ms Helina Chan, the Managing Director of iPRECIATION, is the recipient of the coveted New Tourism Entrepreneur Award 2005 by Singapore Tourism Board, which recognizes the entrepreneur whose company has made major contributions to Singapore’s tourism industry. iPRECIATION aims to build an artistic foundation through its presentation of a diversity of small to large-scale exhibitions that meets the visual inclinations of its patrons; forming and nurturing a creative focal point in Asia, where individuals can convene and express their artistic sensibilities through art.

  • Helina Chan Managing Director

  • Brian Foong Gallery Manager

Exhibitor's Artists:

  • Chu Chu

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  • Jiao jian  (+)

    Artist's Objects:

    • Jian  Jiao - Fill the Void1 填补空白01

      Fill the Void1 填补空白01

    • Jian  Jiao - Fill the Void2 填补空白02

      Fill the Void2 填补空白02

    • Jian  Jiao - Fill the Void3 填补空白03

      Fill the Void3 填补空白03

    • Jian  Jiao - Fill the Void4 填补空白04

      Fill the Void4 填补空白04

    • Jian  Jiao - Fill the Void5 填补空白05

      Fill the Void5 填补空白05

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  • Ju Ming  (+)

    Biography : Ju Ming is a pioneer modern sculptor whose works provide inspirational and exquisite forms, reminiscent of strokes used in Asian painting and calligraphy. The maturity of his sculptural language and aesthetic style incorporates the philosophy of free expression of forms and feelings and embrace values of simplicity and environmentalism. Ju Ming's works in this exhibition depict the new Asian phenomenon in his own visual language, as a way of reconciling the traditional woodcarver's technique with subject of modernity and abstraction. His works are world-known and collected, and more recently he exhibited Taichi Series; a series of monumental works displayed at the Singapore Botanic Gardens (17 Jan - 31 May 2015).

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  • Wen Lee

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  • Oh Chai Hoo  (+)

    Biography : Oh Chai Hoo is a local artist who works extensively with various medium. He started his artistic creations at the age of 14, and holding his first group exhibition at 15 with respected artists like Chen Wen Hsi and others. His mastery of the brush is as admired as his fearless experimentation with the medium. However, despite all experimentations, he remains committed to the use of ink. He believes in the honesty and truthfulness of working with the medium. Unlike other types of paint, ink is temporary, instant, honest and sincere. The moment the brush is laid on the paper surface, the strokes are irreversible, and every trace of movement is captured by the ink, leaving no chance for correction. The honesty and sincerity of the medium captures everything about the artist – the mood and personality, as well as the familiarity and mastery of the artist in his use of the medium. His recent works feature his unique method of using self-ground pigments on rice paper to create images inspired by Zen Buddhism and nature. His works are a reflection of both the physical and the spiritual. The series of rocks created for his solo exhibition, 《物换星移》Lifetime of Change entails the artist’s fondness for nature, in particular the natural formation of rock structures. As he is inspired by the natural accumulation of sediments in the formation of rocks over time, his rocks highlight the beauty of the imperfections of rock forms. In the artist’s own words, he asserts that “我的石头都会说话的。(All my rocks speak for themselves.)” Each of his works tells its own story. Oh graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore in 1982 and is a full time artist who is actively involved in the local arts scene. He is also a member of various arts groups including the Singapore Sculpture Society and Nanyang Clay Group, and has had various solo and group exhibitions. He has exhibited in Singapore, Taiwan, China, U.K., Korea and Japan, and has won prestigious

    Artist's Objects:

    • Chai Hoo Oh - Waterfall 飛瀑

      Waterfall 飛瀑

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  • Milenko Prvacki  (+)

    Biography : Milenko Prvacki is one of the most reputable artists in Singapore, receiving a Cultural Medallion in 2012 by the National Arts Council and the Silver Medallion for Knights in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Embassy. Presenting his new series of works entitled Unsent Letters, Prvacki focuses on ideas behind dislocation and displacement of information, feelings and memory in the age of digital exchange and communication. Each work is involved in a personal narrative and distinctive visual language which is a result of over forty years of practice. The works have a striking balance between repeated motifs, personal symbols and quirky shapes. His process is improvised but never formulaic, and his compositions allow viewers to slowly cling onto one perspective before moving into the next one. The paintings further question the representative nature of painting by examining the relationship between abstraction and figuration. Often they are accompanied by texts and titles, more so than simply suggesting a subject, they offer critical cognition on the images formation process and metaphorical nature of things.

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  • Bak Chiang Tay  (+)

    Biography : Tay Bak Chiang is the first artist in Singapore to experiment with contemporised styles of the centuries-old Chinese ink art through manipulation of pigments, ink and acrylic on canvases instead of the traditional medium of rice paper and silk. The subject matter of his paintings of rocks and stones respects Chinese paintings' emphasis of nature; but more significantly, his rocks incorporate the ink spirit in Chinese paintings that emphasizes the inner spirit of their subject instead of merely describing their outward appearance.

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  • Yim On Tse

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  • Dongling Wang  (+)

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    • Dongling Wang - Yan Jidao - Riverside Daffodils 晏幾道《臨江仙》

      Yan Jidao - Riverside Daffodils 晏幾道《臨江仙》

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  • Shengtao Zhuang

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  • Xingjian Gao  (+)

    Biography : Better known as a literary genius for his Nobel Prize winning novels, Gao Xingjian is the epitome of a well-rounded scholar. Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2000, Gao is a novelist, translator, dramatist, director, critic and artist; sustaining a successful career in both academic and artistic disciplines. Equal to his literary oeuvre, his paintings are works of art that bear an original and unique artistic vision. ‘Painting begins where language fails’, one of Gao’s famous quotes which is frequently quoted by art critics; this quote succinctly characterizes his art and his philosophy in life. Over the years, he studied the developments occurring in Western art, film and photography and his insatiable intellectual curiosity led him to interrogate the aesthetic effect of using different techniques. His reflection on these visual genres continues to inform and inspire new directions in his Chinese ink paintings. Gao has held more than thirty exhibitions all around the world, he now lives in France.

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  • Jin Jie  (+)

  • Tang Da Wu 唐大霧

    Biography : Tang Da Wu 唐大霧 was born in 1943 in Singapore, the eldest of four sons in the family. He received a BA in sculpture from the School of Fine Art, Birmingham Polytechnic (now Birmingham Institute of Art and Design) in 1974 and pursued advanced studies in sculpture at Saint Martins School of Art (now Central Saint Martins) from 1974–75. In 1985, he received an MFA from Goldsmith’s College, University of London. After returning to Singapore in 1979, Tang began to work in performance art, and in 1988, cofounded the Artists Village, a collective committed to promoting experimental art through the provision of studio and exhibition space. Working through a de facto ban on performance that began in 1994 as a response to artist Josef Ng trimming his pubic hair at a public festival, the organization supports community interaction through social relevance and the hosting of public site-specific interventions. Through performance, installation, painting, and drawing, Tang explores social and environmental themes including deforestation, animal endangerment, and urban transformation. Tang was the founder of Singapore’s seminal The Artists Village and a is a prominent Southeast Asian performance artist; he is amongst the most distinguished figures of contemporary art in Singapore. Contemplating his own identity as a Chinese Singaporean, Tang uses a broad array of media with local references and iconography to engage in his performance art. Tang’s works have been performed and shown in countries such as England, Japan, Germany, Australia, Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia, making him acknowledged as the most representative contemporary artist in Southeast Asia today. Tang is recognised for his works in sculpture, installation and performance art, his paintings narrate countenances for a spatial sense of ambiguity; demonstrating that Chinese ink painting is more than an archaic medium confined to still-life and landscape. Present in Tang’s ink paintings is a persis

  • Kheng-Li Wee

    Biography : Wee Kheng-Li (b.1971, Singapore) works in photography but was trained as a painter with a degree in Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania and Master of Fine Art from San Francisco Art Institute, California. Fascinated by memory and dwelling as manifested in architecture and urban spaces, Wee navigates through ancient, narrow, old streets and neighborhoods. By using photography as a process of seeing and recording, Wee seeks to pose philosophical and existential questions regarding the possibilities of seeing beyond the limits of concept and language. His work allows the viewer to glance into the intimate stories and traces of nuances in everyday situations. Wee’s latest works are the LED light-box series which aims to capture the urban neighborhood of Yanaka in Tokyo, Japan. His other two LED light-box series encompass urban neighborhoods of Laweyan in Solo, Indonesia and Cheung Chau in Hong Kong, S.A.R. Wee taught visual arts at Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan and is currently travelling in Japan.


Yan Jidao - Riverside Daffodils 晏幾道《臨江仙》 - Dongling Wang

Dongling Wang

Yan Jidao - Riverside Daffodils 晏幾道《臨江仙》

Year: 2017
Dimension: 68x42cm, 184x58cm (Scroll Size)
Medium: Ink on Xuan Paper

Fill the Void4 填补空白04 - Jian  Jiao

Jian Jiao

Fill the Void4 填补空白04

Year: 2005-2010
Edition: 1 of 5
Dimension: 60.8x76cm
Medium: Silver Halide Photography on Fine Art Baryta Paper

Fill the Void5 填补空白05 - Jian  Jiao

Jian Jiao

Fill the Void5 填补空白05

Year: 2005-2010
Edition: 1 of 5
Dimension: 60.8x76cm
Medium: Silver Halide Photography on Fine Art Baryta Paper

Fill the Void1 填补空白01  - Jian  Jiao

Jian Jiao

Fill the Void1 填补空白01

Year: 2005-2010
Edition: 1 of 5
Dimension: 60.8x76cm
Medium: Silver Halide Photography on Fine Art Baryta Paper

Fill the Void2 填补空白02 - Jian  Jiao

Jian Jiao

Fill the Void2 填补空白02

Year: 2005-2010
Edition: 1 of 5
Dimension: 60.8x76cm
Medium: Silver Halide Photography on Fine Art Baryta Paper

Fill the Void3 填补空白03 - Jian  Jiao

Jian Jiao

Fill the Void3 填补空白03

Year: 2005-2010
Edition: 1 of 5
Dimension: 60.8x76cm
Medium: Silver Halide Photography on Fine Art Baryta Paper

Waterfall 飛瀑 - Chai Hoo Oh

Chai Hoo Oh

Waterfall 飛瀑

Year: 2017
Dimension: 96x96cm
48x120cm (Scroll)
Medium: Ink on Rice Paper