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CNY 2020: 11 Artworks To Welcome The Year Of The Rat

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CNY 2020: 11 Artworks To Welcome The Year Of The Rat

Chinese New Year is one of the biggest holidays in the region filled with festivities, traditions, reunion dinners, parties, and gatherings. To welcome the Year of the Rat, we've collated 11 thoughtful and charming art and design works to impress the people who matter in your life and set the right tone for the rest of the year.

Metal Rat - Chris Chun

Metal Rat - Chris Chun

2020 is the Year of the Metal Rat. With a striking color palette and vibrant patterns, the rat is holding the character of ‘health’ for protection and to stay healthy.

Material: Acrylic Print / Canvas Print / Paper Print (Matt)
Sizes: A4 / A3 / A2 / A1

Rat Figurine (Black Matte) - no.30

Rat Figurine (Black Matte) - no.30

Made with zinc alloy, this rat figurine can serve as a gift, a lucky charm, or a blessing and can be used as a brilliant decorative display, a practical paperweight, or a chopstick stand. It can serve any purpose that your heart desires. It's suitable for outdoor use too.

Koi Pond - Rachel Oon

Koi Pond - Rachel Oon

Koi fish is an auspicious symbol in Asia, representing good luck, courage, and success. This is a Watercolour painting of koi during their feeding time when they are most lively and active.

2019 / Watercolour / Unique Work

Meandering Koi - island6 六岛 (Liu Dao)

Meandering Koi - island6 六岛 (Liu Dao) (Image courtesy Island6)

This RGB led display in sand & resin coating and Indonesian Merbau wood frame blends art with tech.

Soft and romantic. Deep deep down, that’s what we all are. We are fish: free-flowing, easy moving, and tranquil, moving with the current. It’s just that today’s current (the “current current”, if you will) is moving quickly as science and technology carry us into a sci-fi future of holograms and interactive objects, each one containing worlds. It is a place of surreal augmented reality, and is coming faster than we think; by the time our world becomes fully supplemented by interactive technology, most of us won’t realize much has changed.

As the world is becoming more like a simulation resembling one of teamLab’s interactive projection rooms than tangible life, people know even less often what is real and what is not. Digital art will become a way-of-being itself, the beginning of an answer to Heidegger’s question “Whom is being?”. Whereas Western artistic traditions were largely about representation (following Plato’s concept of mimesis), we have today a mixing of cultures with digital art in the middle. As a result, contemporary digital art is about creation itself. It’s about the process. It’s about actively replacing the “what” with the “whom”. It’s about relishing the entanglement of complex relationships, digital and physical alike, and going with the current.

2019 / Edition of 8

Caligraphic Egg - Omar Safa

Caligraphic Egg - Omar Safa

This Fabergé-esque egg, Available in Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, is perfect for any occasion.
 

Chinese Chess Set - The Machinist

Chinese Chess Set - The Machinist

This limited edition chess set made of brass, machined and polished by local auto parts machinist. Each piece is made by hand, by one of the last industrial craftsmen in Singapore. The parts are cut out of solid brass pieces, shaped into its asymmetry for a tactile memory to a simple game. In the auto spare parts community, it is very collaborative by nature of the trade, drawing a parallel with the way Chinese chess is played.

Edition of 20, special engraving on chess board available upon request.

Chinese Ixora - Murphy Chen

Chinese Ixora - Murphy Chen

To make ordinary flowers take on a new form and color, the artist used image-stitching and digital manipulation. This series seeks to challenge the understanding of the mass concept of beauty-- Prejudice and standpoint are never forever correct or certain. Liberating these restrictions one can then find their personal floral serenity.

Fine Art Print / Edition of 5

Chinese Noodle Bowl - Chris Chun

Chinese Noodle Bowl - Chris Chun

A charming and playful zodiac artwork by Chris Chun for the year of the rat. Noodles are always served at celebratory dinners such as Chinese New Year as they symbolize a long life. The artist loves showcasing contrast - a noticeable theme you’ll find in his work is the combination and juxtaposition of old/ new, hard/ soft.

Material: Acrylic Print / Canvas Print / Paper Print (Matt)
Sizes: A4 / A3 / A2 / A1

Smith Street, Chinatown Impression - Ng Woon Lam

Smith Street, Chinatown Impression - Ng Woon Lam

This artwork depicts the Chinese New Year festive season at Chinatown Singapore. The artist uses the complex patterns observed to create this semi-abstract image with the warm colors of the season.

2015 / Watercolour on Paper / Unique Work

Koi Fish - Shveta Saxena

Koi Fish - Shveta Saxena

The beautiful koi fish is a symbol of luck and prosperity. These ornamental fish bring good fortune wherever they are cultivated.

2019 / Acrylic on canvas / Unique Work

Fairyland G-V - Guang-Yu Zhang

Fairyland G-V - Guang-Yu Zhang

In this digital collage, oriental inspiration takes on a Western twist. The mythical realm blurs the boundaries of reality. Chinese artist Guang-Yu Zhang produces colorful paintings and photographs that take inspiration from his homeland and European culture. An innovative mix of traditional elements of culture and travel, creating a fresh balance of texture and color.

2018 / Digital collage, photography; digital print on fine art paper / Edition of 20

We hope you liked these artworks to welcome the Chinese New Year in 2020. Need more personalized recommendations? Chat with our expert curators from any product page.

Gong Xi Fa Cai!


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