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Especially created for PANTONEMYART exhibition;
10 international artists, 10 monochrome colours, 20 artworks. 11 July – 30 Sept 2012 The Gallery, TCC, 51 Upper Circular Rd, Singapore
Following a successful first edition, the refreshing PantoneMyArt conceptual exhibition is back with a second crop of artists who have been brought together in the spirit and natural wonder of colour. Of diverse skills and aesthetics, 10 notable artists have been invited by tcc – The Connoisseur Concerto to create artworks in a predominant Pantone© colour tone of their choice. The remarkable results bring to light the versatility and dynamism of this proprietary colour matching system, loved and used by millions of design and print practices around the world.
Ketna Patel Studio works with IIFA by sponsoring tote bags and 100 prints for Bollywood stars as door gifts! Ketna also furnished the media lounge, the stage set, padang area, and lobby of Swissotel with the entire ASIA POP! Lifestyle collection. Framed prints and screen prints were also displayed to spice the place up with bits of Bollywood and Asian flair.
Ketna Patel collaborates with Kiehl’s!
The iconic Mr Bones was brought to the studio a plain canvas, and left a tad more adorned than before.
Kiehl’s is currently holding an auction for the painted Mr Bones, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to children with The Autism Association.
Bidding starts at $5000!
To bid, simply send in your name, contact number, company name (if applicable), email address and bid to Chan Syek Yi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auction ends at 11.59pm, on the 31st of May 2012. Happy Bidding!
Art the start of 2012, Ketna took part in Singapore’s Elephant Parade . Select artists were given a fiberglass white elephant to convert into an object of art that upon completion would be auctioned by Sotheby’s. The money raised would go towards supporting the protection of the Asian Elephant that is in danger of becoming extinct. ‘We present this elephant in its full strength and glory as a metaphor, embodying the might of “New Asia.” It represents the global shift from West to East with the emergence of the powerful forces of China and India. The elephant has been symbolically split into two halves, each side representing an emerging super-power respectively; Mao and Gandhi, being the two major icons of each of these nations, are seen to be initiating a narrative of the challenges New Asia faces as it marches ahead into dominating the 21st century economy. This elephant embodies an enthusiasm for our New Asia and our modern world and I hope it shall be a very colorful and somewhat thought provoking part of the first ever Asian installation of The Elephant Parade in Singapore.’
Ketna’s entry was also chosen to represent all of the works partaking, and appeared on the cover of the Sotheby’s.
Asia POP! shall be featured alongside other artists from Singapore, China and Indonesia at Dayang’s Art stand at ARTI11 from the 5th to the 9th of October – at The Hague. The collection is entitled ‘Where is Mao?’ and features several Asian artists.
Dayang’s Art will also feature the art of Ketna Patel at the Affordable Art Fair in Amsterdam from the 25th to 30th of October.
UNIFEM Singapore is organising an art auction and exhibition at the Red Sea Gallery on September 28 at 7 pm. Ketna’s art will be exhibited and available for auction alongside works from acclaimed artists including Takashi Murakami, Chris Levine, Delia Prvacki and Jovan Benito. For more details and to bid on artworks – please visit www.snow.org.sg
This May, a specially commissioned mixed media photocollage by Ketna Patel was viewed at the Hotel Intercontinental here in Singapore. The evening was held to generate awareness for Magic Bus a project which reaches out to children in India to improve their lives by assisting them through sport to help them discover lifeskills, Magic Bus has already reached over 150,000 children across India. Here are some photos from the magical evening!
Ketna Patel is one of the artists in the group show ‘L’Artista Come Rishi’ at the Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale ‘Giuseppe Tucci’, Rome – Italy.
The Exhibition features 41 contemporary artists from Italy and Asia, conceived and curated as a collective oriental experience, with comparisons and analogies to the occidental experience and the artist as protagonist. The exhibition opened on the 10th of may and will be on display at MNAO, Rome, till the 5th of June.
‘Hand of Henna’ Mixed Media Three-dimensional Collage 106 x 81 cm, 2002