Art Spice Gallery & Singapore Art Society present 'The Nayang Spirit'


Art Spice gallery at The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa in collaboration with Singapore Art Society hosted the inauguration ceremony of the exhibition “The Nanyang Spirit”-an aesthetic voyage to Singapore on Friday,12th March, 2014.

The exhibition was supported by lifestyle store Craft House, Singapore Airlines, Singapore Embassy, Singapore Tourism Board, Silver Arrows – Dealer for Mercedes Benz Vehicles and magazine The Ideal Home and Garden.

The term “Nanyang” is often used to denote the idea of a regional identity and culture for the overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia. In it, ‘Nanyang’ artists express their personal unique painting styles in their artworks, often through a blend of multiple stylistic techniques of the East and West, resulting in a varied body of works unified by their focus on Southeast Asian subjects.

The glittering event by the poolside venue witnessed eminent personalities from different walks of life like High Commissioner of Singapore H.E. Mr. Lim Thuan Kuan, Ambassador of Iceland H.E. Mr Gudmundar Eriksson, art curator Ms. Alka Raghuvanshi, artists Kanchan Chander, Neeraj Gupta, Sangeeta Gupta, Fashion Designer Sanjana Jon, celebrity Make-up artist Meenakhsi Dutt, Shamshad Husain, among others.

Speaking about the exhibition, Ms. Babita Gupta, Director, Art Spice gallery said, “The collaboration between Art Spice and Singapore Art Society is not collaboration between us only; it’s a collaboration of two countries, two beautiful cultures and traditions. Exhibitions like these not only help in promoting art from various corners of the world, but also give everyone an opportunity to witness varied imagery, culture and traditions and also help in forming strong ties between different countries”.

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