Art fair transforms hotel rooms into exhibition venue

53-year-old Joaquin Balsa displays his paintings at the Bank Art Fair on the seventh and eighth floor of the Pan Pacific Hotel. -- PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM
53-year-old Joaquin Balsa displays his paintings at the Bank Art Fair on the seventh and eighth floor of the Pan Pacific Hotel. -- PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

SINGAPORE - Hotel rooms have been transformed into exhibition galleries showcasing works of international modern artists, in an art fair here.

Since last Friday, the Pan Pacific Hotel's seventh and eighth floors have hosted the Bank Art Fair, which allows members of the public to take home paintings and artworks on display for prices ranging from $130 to $26,000.

Among the line-up of art works were those from artists from the Singapore Contemporary Young Artists association. Local galleries such as Aseana Gallery and Immaginiart Gallery also showcased their art works.

Visitors to the art fair also got to see paintings of internationally renowned artists such as Sidharth, an Indian artist famous for his Thangka paintings inspired by the lives of Tibetan monks, and Alexander Zakharov, a Russian artist who reproduces poetic landscapes with surrealist overtones. The art fair ends on Sunday.

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