Category Archives: Writing & Reviews

John Avelluto, title img, By Nicola Anthony Thomas Micchelli - source Hyperallergic

Found Articles: Nothing as It Seems – John Avelluto’s Unrelenting Emptiness

Don’t be bound by the graphpaper-y frames of life. This week’s inspiration came from the following article I read by Thomas Micchelli about artist John Avelluto, whose artwork really challenges our perceptions of paper and sculpture. His art is definitely not what

John Avelluto, title img, By Nicola Anthony Thomas Micchelli - source Hyperallergic

Found Articles: Nothing as It Seems – John Avelluto’s Unrelenting Emptiness

Don’t be bound by the graphpaper-y frames of life. This week’s inspiration came from the following article I read by Thomas Micchelli about artist John Avelluto, whose artwork really challenges our perceptions of paper and sculpture. His art is definitely not what

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Found Articles: ESSENTIAL READING for artists and collectors – ‘Crapstract’ Painting

This is a crucially important article and debate for all artists (established and studying), art buyers, collectors & creatives. This particular article, Zombies on the Walls: Why Does So Much New Abstraction Look the Same By Jerry Saltz appeared this month in New York Magazine and

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Found Articles: ESSENTIAL READING for artists and collectors – ‘Crapstract’ Painting

This is a crucially important article and debate for all artists (established and studying), art buyers, collectors & creatives. This particular article, Zombies on the Walls: Why Does So Much New Abstraction Look the Same By Jerry Saltz appeared this month in New York Magazine and

Wings, by Zhou Wendou.j, image (c) Nicola Anthony, Art Stage 2014

Art Stage Singapore 2014 – Following The Light

If you were not able to attend Art Stage 2014, I have documented some of my top art picks especially for you! Article originally published in Artitute Magazine, January 2014. This year’s Art Stage is packed full of juicy artworks that

Wings, by Zhou Wendou.j, image (c) Nicola Anthony, Art Stage 2014

Art Stage Singapore 2014 – Following The Light

If you were not able to attend Art Stage 2014, I have documented some of my top art picks especially for you! Article originally published in Artitute Magazine, January 2014. This year’s Art Stage is packed full of juicy artworks that

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My chat with Art Fair Giant Lorenzo Rudolph

Mr. Lorenzo Rudolph is the man behind Art Stage Singapore 2014, Asia’s biggest art fair. Before the grand opening, I donned my journalist’s hat and asked him a few questions to find out how the Art Fair has been put

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My chat with Art Fair Giant Lorenzo Rudolph

Mr. Lorenzo Rudolph is the man behind Art Stage Singapore 2014, Asia’s biggest art fair. Before the grand opening, I donned my journalist’s hat and asked him a few questions to find out how the Art Fair has been put

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Edible Art Movement interview: Steven Low Thia Kwang

Over at the Edible Art Movement HQ I have been working with 4 other artists. I re-blog the EAM interview with Steven Low Thia Kwang below: You may have spotted Steven Low Thia Kwang’s work as part of CIRQUE du SCENT last month. Steven’s SeedForFood is

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Edible Art Movement interview: Steven Low Thia Kwang

Over at the Edible Art Movement HQ I have been working with 4 other artists. I re-blog the EAM interview with Steven Low Thia Kwang below: You may have spotted Steven Low Thia Kwang’s work as part of CIRQUE du SCENT last month. Steven’s SeedForFood is

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POP! Burton Morris in Singapore

  A little something I wrote for Artitute Magazine – Pop is not my usual genre of choice, but it was an honour to talk with a world renowned pop artist, Burton Morris:   For his first visit to Singapore,

PITC Burton Morris, Popcorn Blue HR

POP! Burton Morris in Singapore

  A little something I wrote for Artitute Magazine – Pop is not my usual genre of choice, but it was an honour to talk with a world renowned pop artist, Burton Morris:   For his first visit to Singapore,

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Review: Princely Treasures from the House of Liechtenstein

  Originally published as ‘Past masters, current muse’ in Artitute magazine, (c) Nicola Anthony, (See original article here)   Whilst you may usually spot me flitting around the contemporary galleries, absorbing the glow of neon light sculptures or pressing my

Princely Treasures, Baroque, Image

Review: Princely Treasures from the House of Liechtenstein

  Originally published as ‘Past masters, current muse’ in Artitute magazine, (c) Nicola Anthony, (See original article here)   Whilst you may usually spot me flitting around the contemporary galleries, absorbing the glow of neon light sculptures or pressing my

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Found Articles: The body as shelter – A conversation with Antony Gormley

This article has been inhabiting my mind for the past week – having re-read it’s morsels of creative conceptual thought a few times, I believe it’s an important interview for any contemporary artist or creative to be aware of. Coming

Antony Gormley, source http://www.artsouthafrica.com/?news=744

Found Articles: The body as shelter – A conversation with Antony Gormley

This article has been inhabiting my mind for the past week – having re-read it’s morsels of creative conceptual thought a few times, I believe it’s an important interview for any contemporary artist or creative to be aware of. Coming

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A new adventure begins: Prosaic Magazine.

  I am delighted to have been invited to step into the role of Visual Arts Editor at Prosaic Magazine.   What is Prosaic? Prosaic Magazine is an alternative art and culture magazine that initially started in 2005 with the aim of

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A new adventure begins: Prosaic Magazine.

  I am delighted to have been invited to step into the role of Visual Arts Editor at Prosaic Magazine.   What is Prosaic? Prosaic Magazine is an alternative art and culture magazine that initially started in 2005 with the aim of

'David Copperfield' (sculpture) by Nicola Anthony

Curator Andrew Herdon on ‘Ambiguous Portrait of a Cunning Linguist’: Ikkan Art

Curator Andrew Herdon gives us a little insight into the upcoming exhibition he has carefully put together at Ikkan Art Gallery, showcasing artworks that use language as a medium: “This is a challenging, playfully serious, group exhibition of international artists. 

'David Copperfield' (sculpture) by Nicola Anthony

Curator Andrew Herdon on ‘Ambiguous Portrait of a Cunning Linguist’: Ikkan Art

Curator Andrew Herdon gives us a little insight into the upcoming exhibition he has carefully put together at Ikkan Art Gallery, showcasing artworks that use language as a medium: “This is a challenging, playfully serious, group exhibition of international artists. 

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The language code of art terminology – mumbojumbo and gobbledygook?

These days we have to spend a lot of time defining ourselves. Facebook profiles, Linked In profiles, and for us artists – Artist Bios, Artist Statements, exhibition statements and catalogue texts. It gets to a point where I often feel

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The language code of art terminology – mumbojumbo and gobbledygook?

These days we have to spend a lot of time defining ourselves. Facebook profiles, Linked In profiles, and for us artists – Artist Bios, Artist Statements, exhibition statements and catalogue texts. It gets to a point where I often feel

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My discussion with John Baldessari & Meg Cranston

In the last few weeks I’ve been honoured to meet and talk with many inspirational people. Two of the most renowned were John Baldessari & Meg Cranston –  artists internationally respected for their work and careers. Below is a transcript

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My discussion with John Baldessari & Meg Cranston

In the last few weeks I’ve been honoured to meet and talk with many inspirational people. Two of the most renowned were John Baldessari & Meg Cranston –  artists internationally respected for their work and careers. Below is a transcript

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This week’s Inspiration: The sonic universe of Taylor Kuffner

Last week, renowned gallerist Mr Tagore told me about his hopes to install a sonic sculpture on the Singapore MRT (Train System), and explained how life, death and redemption can be captured on canvas. This week he introduced me to

Sundaram Tagore

This week’s Inspiration: The sonic universe of Taylor Kuffner

Last week, renowned gallerist Mr Tagore told me about his hopes to install a sonic sculpture on the Singapore MRT (Train System), and explained how life, death and redemption can be captured on canvas. This week he introduced me to

Sundaram Tagore

This week’s Inspiration: talking to international gallerist and art historian Sundaram Tagore

This week I had the pleasure of talking to Sundaram Tagore – international gallerist and art historian – on topics including the Singapore art scene, the psychology of space at an art fair, and why he has been given the confidence

Sundaram Tagore

This week’s Inspiration: talking to international gallerist and art historian Sundaram Tagore

This week I had the pleasure of talking to Sundaram Tagore – international gallerist and art historian – on topics including the Singapore art scene, the psychology of space at an art fair, and why he has been given the confidence

We Are Pirates of Uncharted History // Ota Fine Arts, Singapore

This week’s Inspiration: We Are Pirates of Uncharted History // @OtaFineArts, Singapore

 An inspirational Japanese artist I found in Singapore, and just had to write about his latest show. Original article published in Artitute Magazine here, copyright Nicola Anthony. Nobuaki Takekawa’s first show in Singapore imparts an almost mythical feel as you

We Are Pirates of Uncharted History // Ota Fine Arts, Singapore

This week’s Inspiration: We Are Pirates of Uncharted History // @OtaFineArts, Singapore

 An inspirational Japanese artist I found in Singapore, and just had to write about his latest show. Original article published in Artitute Magazine here, copyright Nicola Anthony. Nobuaki Takekawa’s first show in Singapore imparts an almost mythical feel as you

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Dancing brushes, birds perched within paintings, & lush drips of paint @ArtPluralSG

Guest Writing for Art Plural: Art Stage I was flattered to be invited to write for Art Plural’s blog about their exhibition at Lorenzo Rudolf’s Art Stage last week. You can click through to the published article on the image

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Dancing brushes, birds perched within paintings, & lush drips of paint @ArtPluralSG

Guest Writing for Art Plural: Art Stage I was flattered to be invited to write for Art Plural’s blog about their exhibition at Lorenzo Rudolf’s Art Stage last week. You can click through to the published article on the image

Mariko Mori: Rebirth at the Royal Academy of Arts, W1

The challenge: Gaze for one hour at a Mariko Mori artwork

Originally published in Trebuchet Magazine. When I visited London earlier this month, I had the unusual luxury of time, and decided to spend it looking at just one artwork in the Mariko Mori exhibition – as kind of experiment: What

Mariko Mori: Rebirth at the Royal Academy of Arts, W1

The challenge: Gaze for one hour at a Mariko Mori artwork

Originally published in Trebuchet Magazine. When I visited London earlier this month, I had the unusual luxury of time, and decided to spend it looking at just one artwork in the Mariko Mori exhibition – as kind of experiment: What

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Art Inside view: Lorenzo Rudolf’s Art Stage Singapore through an artist’s eyes

Art Stage Singapore is an epic art show covering the whole of South East Asia, directed by Lorenzo Belenguer, the founder of Art Basel and ShContemporary. This article got featured in Artitute Magazine here. Copyright Nicola Anthony I love to visit big

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Art Inside view: Lorenzo Rudolf’s Art Stage Singapore through an artist’s eyes

Art Stage Singapore is an epic art show covering the whole of South East Asia, directed by Lorenzo Belenguer, the founder of Art Basel and ShContemporary. This article got featured in Artitute Magazine here. Copyright Nicola Anthony I love to visit big

What is silence, is it more solid than a stone?

Synaesthesia, Sculpture & Ernesto Neto I was invited to write a piece for the Fabelist Art Journal about an artist who inspires me. I  decided to tie it into the artwork I am currently making about the senses and synaesthesia.

What is silence, is it more solid than a stone?

Synaesthesia, Sculpture & Ernesto Neto I was invited to write a piece for the Fabelist Art Journal about an artist who inspires me. I  decided to tie it into the artwork I am currently making about the senses and synaesthesia.

Looking For The God Particle: Exhibition by Saskia Pintelon // Singapore

Looking For The God Particle: Exhibition by Saskia Pintelon // Singapore

Here is a show that really inspired me. Patterns, textures and particles. Article published in Artitute Dec 2012, Copyright Nicola Anthony Stepping into the gallery space at Yavuz Fine Art, a sense of calmness and serenity comes over you. The exhibition

Looking For The God Particle: Exhibition by Saskia Pintelon // Singapore

Looking For The God Particle: Exhibition by Saskia Pintelon // Singapore

Here is a show that really inspired me. Patterns, textures and particles. Article published in Artitute Dec 2012, Copyright Nicola Anthony Stepping into the gallery space at Yavuz Fine Art, a sense of calmness and serenity comes over you. The exhibition

Cash Can't Bring Love, 2012, Nicola Anthony, dollar bill & paper

A Case For Culture – England loses 30% of its arts council budget #CaseForCulture

Originally published in Trebuchet Magazine here Artwork by Nicola Anthony – ‘Cash Can’t bring love’, paper, dollars and collage   I realise that it is difficult for me to talk in an unbiased way about the arts – I am

Cash Can't Bring Love, 2012, Nicola Anthony, dollar bill & paper

A Case For Culture – England loses 30% of its arts council budget #CaseForCulture

Originally published in Trebuchet Magazine here Artwork by Nicola Anthony – ‘Cash Can’t bring love’, paper, dollars and collage   I realise that it is difficult for me to talk in an unbiased way about the arts – I am

Shirin Neshat, in Southeast Asia, Art Plural Gallery

Games of Desire, Shirin Neshat: Review @artpluralsg

On the top floor of Art Plural Gallery, a circle of elderly Laotian women and men have gathered. Lining the gallery walls and standing together in pairs, these couples are the subject of photographic artworks by Shirin Neshat, one of the

Shirin Neshat, in Southeast Asia, Art Plural Gallery

Games of Desire, Shirin Neshat: Review @artpluralsg

On the top floor of Art Plural Gallery, a circle of elderly Laotian women and men have gathered. Lining the gallery walls and standing together in pairs, these couples are the subject of photographic artworks by Shirin Neshat, one of the

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Found articles: “stuck inn xi: the art damien hirst stole”

I stumbled across this really interesting article on Damien Hirst, copyright and copying – what are your thoughts? Original article here, excerpt below: stuck inn xi: the art damien hirst stole By Charles Thomson. In 1995, Damien Hirst defended his

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Found articles: “stuck inn xi: the art damien hirst stole”

I stumbled across this really interesting article on Damien Hirst, copyright and copying – what are your thoughts? Original article here, excerpt below: stuck inn xi: the art damien hirst stole By Charles Thomson. In 1995, Damien Hirst defended his

French artist Bernar Venet - mathematics & art at Art Plural Gallery

A perfect synthesis of Art and Mathematics: Bernar Venet in Singapore

New York-based French artist Bernar Venet has been exploring the notions of indetermination, disorder, chance, and unpredictability through art for decades. His solo exhibition at Art Plural Gallery has been a bold introduction to Singapore. The two month show closes on

French artist Bernar Venet - mathematics & art at Art Plural Gallery

A perfect synthesis of Art and Mathematics: Bernar Venet in Singapore

New York-based French artist Bernar Venet has been exploring the notions of indetermination, disorder, chance, and unpredictability through art for decades. His solo exhibition at Art Plural Gallery has been a bold introduction to Singapore. The two month show closes on

Andy warhol, soup cans & 15 Minutes of Fame

Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal

Published in Trebuchet Magazine, Nov 2012. Copyright Nicola Anthony 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of Andy Warhol’s death. Catching the last day of the “Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal” retrospective at the ArtScience Museum was an early highlight (and a jet-lag kicker) upon

Andy warhol, soup cans & 15 Minutes of Fame

Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal

Published in Trebuchet Magazine, Nov 2012. Copyright Nicola Anthony 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of Andy Warhol’s death. Catching the last day of the “Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal” retrospective at the ArtScience Museum was an early highlight (and a jet-lag kicker) upon