TAF Gallery launches Investment Quality Mongolian art in Singapore
- Largest private fine art collection by top Mongolian artists outside of Mongolia
- Plans to roll-out Artist in Residence program in August 2018
Press Release 4th June 2018, Singapore — The Art Fund Gallery (TAF Gallery), a newly formed art venture in Singapore has launched their first exhibition with the installment of a series of contemporary art from Mongolia introducing 10 artists and over 100 pieces of artwork at their private gallery located on Cairnhill Road. The inaugural exhibition called Colour Up My Life features the debut of investment quality Mongolian art in Singapore.
A first of its kind and the biggest private collection outside of Mongolia, Colour Up My Life is a compendium of artwork representing Mongolia’s rich artistic heritage. This rare and beautifully varied collection depicts Mongolian landscape, horses and wildlife, nomadic life, the seasons and abstract art by 10 of Mongolia’s finest artists whose solo works have been featured in Europe and the UK and now collectively in Singapore.
Offering a glimpse into the beauty of the Mongolian way of life, Colour Up My Life is an appreciation of the broad narrative on the disappearing nomadic traditions of Mongolia in the face of modernization, presented in a mix medium of oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas and ink on paper.
“As a collection, these works of art were curated to lend viewers an overall impression and expression of the beauty and landscape of Mongolia that is exquisite in its originality and identity.” says Dr Lanz Chan, co-founder of TAF Gallery.
TAF Gallery launched on the 21st of May with a private reception attended by various cultural dignitaries and guest of honour Mongolian Ambassador to Singapore His Excellency Mr. George Lkhagvadorj Tumur who said “Art does not show people what to do, yet engaging with good work of art can connect you to your senses, body, and mind. The artworks from the talented and well-known artists can inspire your interest in visiting our beautiful country and inspire some of you to further explore the rich cultural heritage of Mongolia”.
Mongolian contemporary art has come a long way. Overseas recognition and exposure in Europe has played a big part in the proliferation of Mongolian fine art. Today, TAF Gallery is the first art space in Singapore that is dedicated to the support and appreciation of Mongolian art and valuation.
TAF Gallery has plans to invite artists from Mongolia in August 2018 for their Artist in Residence program. Local art students interested in taking part in intercultural dialogue and art sessions hosted by the residing artist can register with the gallery.
The art pieces are for sale and available for loan to other art galleries.
TAF Gallery is part of a group of companies specializing in fintech, energy and environmental solutions.
Viewings are by appointment only and can be made via email@example.com or call +65 86 999 289
More information can be found at www.tafgallery.com or Facebook: @artfundgallery
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About TAF GALLERY
Founded in 2018 by three partners with a passion for art and investment, Dr. Lanz Chan, Mr. Argun Boldkhet and Mr. Mark Foo, TAF Gallery is an art space with a mission to bring international artists, collectors, enthusiasts and art dealers together to create new possibilities and opportunities for the art community and charity organisations.
All three partners of TAF Gallery are involved professionally in various companies specializing in new technology (AI), fintech, energy and the environment. TAF Gallery aims to raise funds through the sale of artwork for charity in support of artists and education in Mongolia. There are plans for cultural exchanges through their Artist in Residence program that will be rolled out in August 2018.
The gallery space is 6000 sqft set over two floors and is currently home to over 100 works of art by the very best Mongolian artists. Viewings are by appointment only.
TAF Gallery has plans to showcase other collections. Colour Up My Life is the first in a series of exhibitions of art and design from around the world.
Chimeddorj: Carassing Horses (ink on paper)
Chimeddorj S. (b. 1954) was raised in Mongolia within a culture of nomadic horsemen. He depicts the body language of horses through sensitive and varied use of spare strokes of ink and modernist applications of oil paint. Deep blue colour plays an important role in his work, partly expressing the depth of space felt on the Mongolian steppe. Internationally collected, some consider him the world’s leading contemporary painter of horses. His works are part of the permanent collections of eight museums in Europe as well in as Korea and Mongolia.
Erdenebayar: Desire (oil on canvas)
The horse is central to Mongolian culture and Erdenebayar’s artwork features horses in cubist, in a bold inimitable style, assertively expressed in a semi-abstract way. His solo show in Singapore in 2007 was extremely successful and his art was completely sold out.
Narangerel T.: Gobi Herds (oil on canvas)
Since 1974, Nerangerel Tsendsuren has participated in all exhibitions organized by the UMA in Mongolia, Bulgaria, China, USA, Russia, Poland, The Czech Republic, Andorra, Algeria, India, Austria, Norway, UK, Italy, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. He was the former dean and art teacher at the Institute of Fine Art, Mongolia. His art reflects the Mongolian philosophy of nomadic life, the respect for nature and the earth. http://www.mongolian-art.de/01_mongolian_art/art/narangerel_tsendsuren.htm
Sarantsatsralt S.: Colour of Autumn (oil on canvas)
The most decorated artist in Mongolia, Sarantsatsralt Ser-od’s art which she describes as “Not just a painting, not canvas, not brush and no colour, but it is in a whole, the modest speech of mother nature which was touched by the sense of the artist, caught and refined by the painter and transmitted to us. It is just about an ordinary existence and about being so simple, eternal, modest and perfect like the grasses”.
Tsegmed T.: After Rain (acrylic on canvas)
Tsegmed’s art is a combination of nature, human and animal life connections, their meaning or sense and all abstract conceptions. He draws his influence through Buddhist philosophy and doctrines. Many years of studying European art techniques and methods have influenced his work, which usually consists of themes of space, natural phenomena, female form, water, air, animals, Mongolian traditional lifestyle and ancient petroglyph symbols. He is considered the pioneer of contemporary Mongolian art.
Otgonbayar Ershuu: Roaring Hoofs Swirling Blue (oil on canvas)
Otgonbayar, better known as Otgo, grew up on the outskirts of Ulaanbataar. His artistic talent was evident at an early age and he studied painting at the University of Art in Ulaanbaatar in the 1990s. He devoted six years to the self-study of traditional Mongolian miniature painting. Using the finest brushes and without optical aid, Otgo painted hundreds of miniature Buddhas and saints on the tiniest formats — single figurines in filigree ornamentation using a mixture of soot and ilk schnapp, the colours a mixture of minerals and plant pigments bound together with yak skin paste.
Ganbold L.: Berlin Evening (oil on canvas)
Cityscapes bursting with colour are some of Ganbold’s current signature artwork. His older works are a stark contrast featuring more traditional themes of nomadic and modern life in Mongolia.