Friday 22 April 2016

Affordable Art Fair Spring 2016 Review

  I attended the private viewing of the Affordable Art Fair Spring Edition 2016 yesterday. As always, the event was held at the F1 Pit Building. You can visit the event on...

  • Friday, 22nd April 2016: 12pm - 6pm
  • Saturday, 23rd April 2016: 11am - 8pm (Afterglow Event happening from 6pm - 10pm)
  • Sunday, 24th April 2016: 11am - 6pm

  Here's a selfie I took before I left for the event:
You can't really see it in the picture, but my dress has pieces of glitter.
So I was shimmery all evening.

  Onwards to the event!
The sculpture that first greets you as you go up the stairs at the F1 Pit Building.

  This time around, there was a coffee place half-way through the event space instead of it being at the end of the building. Which was nice.

Paintings by Dae-Sub Kim.
I featured a similar piece by the artist in my review of the Affordable Art Fair 2014.

Spot Joni. hehehe

(photo credit to Affordable Art Fair)
There also are an elephant workshops that will happen daily... (Quantites of elephant sculptures are limited, though, so don't be too late.)
  • Fri: 12:30pm - 2pm & 7pm - 8:30pm
  • Sat: 12:30pm - 2pm & 5pm - 6:30pm
  • Sun: 12:30pm - 2pm & 3pm - 4:30pm

Small human figures that make up the portrait.

This was done by Cha Young-Seok.

Another piece by Cha Young-Seok.
It's actually graphite on black paper with details in gold paint. Really beautiful!

I liked these pieces. They were made with magazine pages and mixed media.
I initially thought they were watercolour paintings.

There's also a Children's Art Studio & Gallery by the Little Artists Art Studio. (Though I didn't take any photos. Oops.) And they're holding workshops everyday of the fair for children aged four and above.
  • Friday: Animation/ Charcoal
  • Saturday: Pop Art/ Oil & Chalk Pastels 
  • Sunday: Cubism/Watercolors
  • Daily Children's Art Tours:
    • Twice Daily, 1:30pm & 4:30pm; register at the Children’s Art Studio
Colours everywhere!

Vintage feathers dipped in gold.
Really pretty.

These were really interesting. They're actually lightboxes and the subjects in them were made using brown packing tape. How cool is that? The artist who created the works is from Amsterdam.

The artist is Max Zorn, and he was at the event creating a new art work, and it was beautiful.
He was so open about his creative process and answered all the questions we asked about his works. His works really are one-of-a-kind.

  And that's about all the pictures I took of the art works. You'll have to visit the event to see all the other wonderful paintings that are being displayed there. The exhibition area also ended with a bistro that sold snacks and drinks. Yummy!

  All in all, I felt the space was better laid out than last year. As usual, there was a good mix of styles exhibited, with a wide variety of artists from various countries. It's always a pleasure to go to the Affordable Art Fairs to gain inspiration, and also mingle with gallery owners/other artists/art collectors. Do drop by to visit the event today, or over the weekend.


  1. Wow, lots of amazing artwork. I'm very inspired. I am very intrigued by the graphite and gold birds on black paper - I guess they work because the graphite is shiny and the paper is matte? Thank you for sharing!

    1. I, too, loved how that drawing looked. And yes; it's because the graphite is shiny and the paper is matte. Really clever of the artist to think of that.

      I'm glad you were inspired by the post.

  2. Thanks for the tour Stephanie. VERY impressive.

    1. I'm glad you liked by the post. The Affordable Art Fair is always a fun event to attend, and I'm glad I could take you on a mini tour. :)