Art Is

art is simple. art is true. art is real. art is life.

Art is Simple - It is in the naturalness of life that we find Art exists within the simple and ordinary.

Art is True - Art reveals, Art describes the definitive nature of being, always genuine.

Art Is Real - It is in our sight, it is in our touch, it is in our thoughts, our senses and emotions that bring Art to life.

Art is Life - Art is living all around us, Art is everyday, everywhere, everyone and everything. Just take a breath.

Art Is Natural

Sight is not a talent and for most of us it's a natural ability, describing what we see is a learned art. Drawing, Painting and expressing ourselves through Art is a matter of of choice. Anyone can learn to paint; draw and make art. With the right attitude, a nurturing art space and the proper Art education, anyone can be an inspiring artist.

Talent does not belong to a select few but is inherent in all of us. Talent cannot be described as a singular element but a complete set of factors coming together, it is when life and art blends into each other. It is a matter of using the skills acquired and applying them correctly. It is also about the love for the path taken and the passion to endure it. Together with each individual's ability to express their own personalities in reaching out to people and communicating through their works, this is when talent happens.

Talent is first, an act of will and of the journey that is taken and using it to appreciate art, culture and life in others.


Art Is Gallery presents Contemporary Singapore Art that is firmly grounded in the pursuit of Realism and beauty through a natural, truthful and realistic depiction of local art, life and culture. Founded on these basic fine art principles comes visual art from Singapore deeply rooted in fine art Art Fundamentals in Realism. Classical Realism, Naturalism, Realism Art schools form a great deal of influence and emphasis on Art Is's Art and visual art development. Keeping in mind time honoured methods from Renaissance Art and Realist Academies, Art Is Studio builds on these fundamental art techniques and studio practices with current improved visual art applications and fine art materials. It is through these Basic and Foundational Art Fundamentals that produces true to life works of Art. Only with these Basics in hand and together with current fine art trends prevalent in modern day contemporary arts scenes will we be able to build on the possibility of producing relevant and emotive Art from Realism to Hyper-realism right through to experimental arts in Abstraction, Mixed Media Art, Installation Art, Sculpture and Photography.

Art Is Gallery's collaboration with the Artist Studio makes it possible to help strengthen these effort in the visual arts by bringing to you relevant, intriguing and illuminating Art by offering simple art courses that is true to your natural strengths. Artist Studio believes that Art is Simple and in so embodies the simplicity of learning Visual Art by nurturing and deepening each visual artists's appreciation of the natural way to draw, paint and discover art. In using improved, updated and time tested fine art techniques of direct observation through sight sizing, sighting or relative sizing, Art Is Artist Studio wants to help develop and grow each artist's in training abilities of expression through both its Basic and Advance Foundational Art Courses. Our Art classes are conducive, Art lessons structured yet extremely intuitive and effective in its approach. Artist Studio embraces the simplicity of learning Art purely through direct observational and intuitive methods that will expand your natural skills and strengths.

Art Is Gallery introduces to you visual artists in training and artists whose visual art centres on illustrating the necessary importance and understanding of Basic Art Fundamentals with highly realistic Charcoal Drawings, vibrantly detailed Oil Paintings and richly descriptive Watercolour Paintings. After which their Art journeys and explorations will lead them to also produce extremely sensitive surface manipulations in their Mixed Media work, an astute sense of visual space from their Installation Art and a definitive sensitivity towards visual depth and awareness in all aspects of Art styles and techniques starting from Realism to Abstract Art right down to Hyper-realism.

 

Art Is Gallery and Artist Studio from Singapore offers Foundational Art Courses that will broaden and simplify your understanding towards Art learning. Art classes in Charcoal Drawing and Oil Painting cover essential Basic and Advanced Art Fundamentals relevant to visual art approaches, methods and fine art materials, eventually leading to Art lessons related to the fields of Visual Art study in Watercolour Painting, Mixed Media Art, Installation Art and Hyper-realism. These Art classes form the next pertinent course of Art Beyond Fundamentals.

The original art featured in this website displays the patiently executed, highly detailed artworks created during the relevant course of fine art study.

Learn more about our original art for sale and our academic fine art art courses. If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact us.



Fundamental Art Classes - Classical Realism Charcoal Drawing - Singapore Art Still Life with Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine Clay Pot and Tea Pot, realistic charcoal drawing by contemporary Singapore artist Xinlin
Still Life Realism
Fundamental Realism

Charcoal Drawing Lessons

The very essence of mastering art through Drawing lies in acquiring the skills and techniques required in Charcoal Drawing. Among all the dry mediums used for Drawing, Charcoal Drawing is the necessary basis for the entire scope of Art Fundamentals. Learning to draw with Charcoal enables you to amass the essential and broadest field of Art applications both in Basic and Advanced Art Fundamentals which requires using intuitive sensitivity towards Tonal Ranging, Sizing and Visual Depth Sensibilities. Art Is Art lessons in Charcoal Drawing helps actualize and epitomise every aspect of this course of Art study.

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Basic Oil Painting Class / Art Class Singapore Still Life: Table of Feast with Red and Green Grapes, realistic oil painting by contemporary Singapore artist Karen
Still Life Realism
Fundamental Realism

Oil Painting Lessons

Art in Oils provide a fundamental and unique insight into the world of colour. Herein lies the beauty and versatility in painting in Oils. Art Is Art classes in Oil Painting exemplifies this versatility by allowing artists in training to fully experience and master with relative ease the intricacies involved in Painting with Oils. Oil Painting more than any other wet medium opens up a greater understanding relevant to Painting in Colour due to its dexterity in allowing the Artist to engineer not only its drying time but also various paint layers so as to maximise competency in Colour Ranging.

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Foundation Painting Class / Watercolour painting lesson in Singapore Still Life with Japanese Tea Pot, realistic watercolour painting by contemporary Singapore artist Karen
Still Life Realism
Beyond Fundamentals

Watercolour Painting Lessons

In any field of Art applications, methods and art materials firm Basic Art Fundamentals is essential before progressing further into Art Is's course in Art Beyond Fundamentals. In this aspect Art Is Gallery and Artist Studio believes that a strong acumen in Tonal Ranging, Colour Ranging, Sizing and most in dispensably Glazing achieved by completing our Basic Art Fundamentals lessons will grant every artist in training an extensive foundation to build on in the mastery of Watercolour Painting. Art Is Art lessons in Watercolour Painting expand on this foundation and takes a natural journey for a masterful insight into the Art of Watercolour Painting that enlightens your visual culture transforming your mindful thoughts into a vibrant world of art.

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Art lessons in hyper-realism in Singapore Cherries, photo-realistic oil painting by contemporary Singapore artist Alessia Levonique
Still Life Hyper-Realism
Beyond Fundamentals

Hyper-Realism Art Lessons

Art schools of thought in Naturalism, Classical Realism and Realism feature predominantly an emphasis on the real. Art Is Gallery relates to these schools of ideology not only in its non-visual philosophy but also in subject matter, methods and art materials. Our art lessons build on the emphasis on these influences in Basic Art Fundamentals and Foundations in Art and improve on them making Art Is Art courses effective in expanding your repertoire of skills and techniques for a indepth study of art, culture and life. From these studies Art is takes you further into your Art development and emerging within the contemporary art stage by introducing Hyper-realism to artists in training who have completed Art Is's Basic Fundamentals. This natural process towards Hyper-realism elevates the Art of the real to a place where the reality of life and the reality of art blends together to pay homage not just to the powerful and transformative nature of the techniques in the making of art but in unearthing the inseparable beauty between Art, Culture and Life.

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Foundation Art Classes / Mixed Media in Singapore Concrete Jungle II, mixed media art by contemporary Singapore artist Alessia Levonique
Relief Mixed Media Element Installation
Beyond Fundamentals

Mixed Media Lessons

Contemporary Mixed Media Art is an acquired understanding that covers a extremely broad spectrum of accumulated art methods and art materials from the Classical right through to the current day Modern Art think and art world. In present prevailing art scenes where subtle relationships in visual depth is paramount, visual literacy of art materials and techniques is key to forging a realistic perspective of a convincing and relatable art piece. These visual correlations forms an essential chrysalis for creating emotive and responsive Art not only to the Singapore contemporary art stage but also to the international art stage as well. Art Is Art classes in Mixed Media Art promotes this visual literacy by encouraging artists in training to Intuitively integrated layers of surface manipulations thus creating a piece of Art that is cohesive, fluid and illuminating.

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Basic Art Classes / Installation Art in Singapore Installation art by contemporary Singapore artist Alessia Levonique
Relief Mixed Media Element Installation
Beyond Fundamentals

Installation Art Lessons

Experiencing Contemporary and Modern Art and Culture through Art Installations engages us in manner where all our senses are usually stimulated, our sense vision, smell, touch, hearing and sometimes even taste. All these if engaged artfully becomes an integral and necessary aspect of an effective and engaging Art Installation. Art Is Art lessons in Installation Art is a cumulative and progressive journey from our early Basic, Advanced Art Fundamentals right through to our Beyond Fundamentals Courses which will grant you proficiency in visual culture.

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Fundamental Art Classes / Photography prints in Singapore The Light, photography by contemporary Singapore artist Tan Tracy
Dark Room Singapore Photography
Beyond Fundamentals

Photography

Art Is Gallery's Photography draw from the wanderlust of life and the developments in our Art courses, evolving into a pertinent contemporary art form, these thoughtful and attentive collages of images and memories emerges as experimental art, contemplative in nature and always quietly emotive. These art prints of abstracted close-ups, life experiences and simple ordinary things explore and pushes creative boundaries opening up new artistic landscapes. Art Is Gallery brings you Art that takes you to places and emotions. Art Is takes you to these moments and reminds you to take a pause and rediscover life with fresh eyes.

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Singapore Art Scene / Singapore Contemporary Art
Singapore contemporary art
Singapore local art scene
Beyond Fundamentals

Beyond Boundaries

Art is always moving, pushing artistic boundaries and crossing creative borders. In our contemporary and modern societies lines between art, culture and life are indistinguishable, visual realities are blurred, emotional elements and belief systems overlap creating a wonderful world of art, a new aesthetics, definitive and distinct. Yet these contemporary art movements defy any form of labels or titles. Art Is Gallery examines this pictorial and psychological paradox and seeks to bridge this visual culture by drawing mindfulness towards these diverse yet fundamentally linked visual disciplines.

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Singapore contemporary art guide to traditional and classical visual art studio practice.
Art is Work in Progress
Academic art studio practice

Art Is Mindfulness


Art schools, art academies, studios and ateliers of the day have often strive to express Contemporary and Modern Art through conceptual art discourses and individual creative art expression. Art Is strives to strengthen on these schools of thought by building on techniques and influences improved from various academies of art in Naturalism, Classical Realist and Realist art school. Art Is Gallery and Artist Studio opens up your mind to proper Art education and appreciation through more emphasis on firm foundations in basic art fundamentals, techniques and art materials thus empowering you with the necessary skills to develop and create Contemporary and Modern Art that is not only relevant to the current local art scenes but also the international art world. Art Is believes that by being more mindful of these basic fundamentals in art materials, methods and applications related to the individual field of Art study will inevitably bring you closer to a clearer understanding of these approaches in art. With this comes greater competency in amplifying your individual artistic styles by being visually sensitive and self-aware. This self-awakening makes it possible to bring about new insights not just in personal perception but also in art now, art thinking and art topics that are significant to the current arts scene.

Art without Basic Art Foundations is ignorant expression. Expression without understanding is soulless noise inevitably masquerading as personal styles of art, although individual in nature these styles lack artful maturity leading to superficial works of art that are visually insensitive. Often these personal styles are mistaken and confused with individual creativity or imaginative talent. Art Is Gallery introduces to you artists whose artworks greatly illustrate the importance and effectiveness of a firm visual literature through proper Art Fundamentals leading them to better understand, discover and develop their natural individual strengths in creative expression.

Structured learning of art practices, methods and materials in art education is a necessary journey in promoting self awareness and a meaningful visual culture. Methodologies that employ these systematic and academic approaches should never be viewed as rigid education in art but as a clear and concise reasoning benchmark against personal styles and perspective in art, culture and life.

Art Is Gallery embraces individual expression without compromising the development of skills and techniques required to discover your personal perception of art. Art Is lessons expound the ideology of Basic Art Fundamentals before style.