Singapore Artists Speak 2

Publisher: Art & Artist Speak

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1994.

Singapore Artists Speak 2 completes the documentation of the work of local artists, which was started in the first book with the same title. As before, the publishers use the successful “speak out” format in which the artists reveal themselves and their art, in their own words. In all, 75 individuals who did not appear in the first Artists Speak, now have their say in this larger edition. Not the least interesting aspect of the book is the inclusion of potters, printmakers and Chinese brush painters.

The artists talk about the approaches they have taken towards their art, their chosen medium, their motivations, their sources of inspiration and their attempts to reconcile art with more pressing economic issues. They reveal their hopes for the future, as artists and as Singaporeans.

The book ends with a tribute to foremost Singapore watercolourist Lim Cheng Hoe, whose definitive watercolours are regarded as some of the finest in Singapore.

As a source of reference for anyone interested or involved in developing the arts in Singapore, Artists Speak 2 will prove invaluable — both to the artist and the reader.

Artists Speak II is a 312-page, hardcover coffeetable book published in full colour. The artists were interviewed by 13 writers were interviewed by 13 writers over several months. With the exception of four young artists, the rest have been painting for a good number of years. Some have been at their craft for 30 to 40 years.

The publication of Artist Speak and Artists Speak II give as complete a picture as possible of almost every Singapore artist and provide invaluable reference material for the artist community as well as anyone who is interested in developing a more vibrant art scene here. There is not going to be another book of this nature for a long, long time. It is a Limited Edition. Only 2,000 copies are printed.

ISBN: 9810061919
Cover Type: Hardcover
Page Count: 312
Year Published: 1994
Language: English

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