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  • Gallery Weekend Beijing February 23
  • BOOSTED February 22

    Have you heard of the kiwi based

  • VIDEO: Upcycling Ideas February 21

    Y'all know how I like to repurpose

  • Interview: Ko Injae February 20

    Currently showing at Noeli Gallery in Shanghai,

  • HKwalls – Open Call for HK Artists February 18

    HKwalls returns this March for a nine-day

  • VIDEO: Bamboo Decoration Ideas February 18

    Hola people! I've been looking around the

  • The Artists of Waiheke Island February 16

    So, as you may know

  • VIDEO: Styling Thailand  February 15

    Hong Kong lifestyle brands enjoy strong

  • Singapore Biennale 2016: An Atlas of Mirrors February 15

    The Singapore Biennale 2016, is arguably one

  • Interview: Takeru Toyokura February 14

    Currently showing at Noeli Gallery in Shanghai,

  • Irresistibly Inspiring

     30 different brands and galleries took part in Style By Asia’s first ‘Style Walk.’ On 12 December 2015, the Style By Asia team visited some shops and galleries that are all listed on the directory in Hong Kong. See more brands and galleries here

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    Saturday, 19 December, 2015
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    Creativity abound at the 11th Inno Design Tech Expo 2015.  

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    Friday, 04 December, 2015
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    Irish street artist Fin DAC sits down with Jeff Mendoza of Style By Asia at J Plus Hotel by Yoo to discuss today's street art. 

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    Sunday, 22 November, 2015
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    A set of 16 tapestries filled with vibrant colors, confrontational images, and even ‘non-traditional’ motifs are showcased in the halls of the Jockey Club Creative Arts Center (JCCAC) under the theme “Migrants, People, Culture and Struggle.”“That’s why I go around and showcase my paintings to show how rich [the Filipino] culture is. Whether we like it or not, this is a great help to disseminate issues of what’s happening and that we belong to one human family,” says Bert Monterona, a Filipino artist who now lives in Canada with his two children...

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    Tuesday, 17 November, 2015
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    A set of vintage brown wooden front doors welcomes you inside Filipino sculptor Daniel dela Cruz’s home in the Philippines. Step inside and it’s a sensory overload with artifacts, paintings and his latest art pieces from his collection entitled Esoterica are showcased in a gallery-like setting.Always on the hunt for new ways to challenge his artistry, dela Cruz calls his latest 20 art pieces as a collection of unique but valuable objects. Look closely, most are anthropomorphic animals – a concept known as the attribution of human form or other characteristics other than humans that are often found among deities and animals...

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    Tuesday, 27 October, 2015
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    Watch my interview with Hong Kong-based Filipino artist Randy Carizo on what it means to be an artist at the Asia Contemporary Art Show (Spring 2015 Edition). 

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    Thursday, 15 October, 2015
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    For some, buildings and bridges might just be concrete slabs. But for Indonesian artist Nugroho Heri Cahyono, they are artistic expressions that comprise of textures and effects.“My closest environment (e.g. literature, music, TV, conversations) is a never-ending source of ideas. My work connects with urban culture, personal identity and all cultural products from related issues,” says the 34-year-old artist in an email interview and translated by Vin Gallery.“I feel my artwork can express the emotions and turmoil of my soul and fabulous events of my life – a collection of ideas from my surrounding...

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    Thursday, 15 October, 2015
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    Aim(less) finger pointing, get a grip on and letting go where art achieves peace.Disturbingly poignant in ways whether one should keep staring at the works of Indonesian artist Muhlis Lugis or look away because they dare to look at today’s world in unconventional ways.“I want my work to ask questions. I want to prove these questions in people like how much can they recognize in this culture struggle, the vanishing of the old values in people and his new animal behavior,” says the 28-year-old Lugis in an email interview and translated by Vin Gallery...

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    Friday, 24 July, 2015
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    Fly high above as far as the eye can see where the dividing line from the ground below and the sky above is blurred to a timeline that is infinitely redefined. It’s a surreal world as geometric and strict lines are molded, winding and even dizzying to those who dare to look at Indonesian artist Agung Tatosuryanto’s latest works. And they’re not for the faint-hearted.  “Expression is a character, identity and being honest at saying/conveying something,” says the 45-year old in an email interview and translated by Vin Gallery...

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    Wednesday, 15 July, 2015
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    From the highest peak to the lowest mountain range, letting your heart sings to such beauty can be best understood by those who actually make it their home.  Finding the beauty among the highlands of Vietnam is where 38-year-old artist Doan Xuan Tang finds his inspiration.These terrains might be plain, mundane and even barren with agricultural patchworks that encompass the surroundings, yet for Tang, they pervade a sense of calmness and uniqueness that draws the trained-eye to a different world...

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    Thursday, 02 July, 2015
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    Hold onto that story. The one that captives your audience in honesty and in truth. And the one that arises from within the depths of your soul. Open yourself to new conversations via Joni Gutierrez’s latest film Twelve Hundred Miles as you embark on a journey through his eyes of a milieu that is both complex and at times tumultuous. “I’m happy that this film has a little voice,” says the Filipino filmmaker on the premiere night of his movie. “Maybe it can enhance the conversations outside the traditional binary – the black and white...

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    Wednesday, 17 June, 2015
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    Savor that art exchange – the one that ignites passion and furry. The one that sees a future from those who might have nothing else to give but just art in all shapes and forms.Enamor yourself of a world filled with laughter and be mesmerized by works produced by those who have taken part in ANAKATIRA as explained by its founder Christina Jensen.Jensen, the dancer/choreographer/teacher-turned founder, ANAKATIRA is a double-impact mentoring program that serves as a springboard for success.  “The biggest impact is definitely on the university scholars because it's a full-time mentoring program and is very intense...

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    Tuesday, 09 June, 2015
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    Serving as a launching pad for artists near and far as over 130 galleries gathered at the 3rd annual Affordable Art Fair, the Fair also unveiled this year’s 10 local and emerging youth artists at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center on 22 May 2015.With the Fair' theme ‘Art. Express Yourself,’ the Youth Talent Exhibition, curated by Eric Leung Shiu-kee with the collaboration of Swiss skin care brand Valmont, provided a haven for Hong Kong youth artists to express themselves in various mediums...

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    Monday, 01 June, 2015
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    Everyone has something to say in ways that best describes themselves: to be able to become one with oneself and to grow in the best way possibleNurturing one’s talent comes in various routes for 38-year-old Chinese artist Cui Ying (崔瑩) as she produces a set of comic strips for Hong Kong’s school textbooks every month. “Being an artist is like being a magician where you can create something out of nothing,” says Cui Ying in her broken English. “And because I like theatre, becoming a comic artist allows me to tell a story to children [sic]...

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    Monday, 25 May, 2015
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    Like the wind. You know it’s there. You cannot see it. But you can feel it.Immerse yourself into a world filled with fantasy as Filipino sculptor Daniel dela Cruz brings each of his art pieces to life through the metamorphosis of your imagination.And for the enterpreneur-turned-full-time sculptor, inspiration is everywhere as long as you know where to look.“Art is merely an attempt for me to communicate or demonstrate feelings and experiences in life and all of these experiences serve as the inspiration for my art,” says dela Cruz in an email interview...

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    Monday, 18 May, 2015
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    Where reality clashes with the imaginary world, the controlled and the uncontrollable, from the mundane to the complex: how then can polar opposites be fused together to create artworks?   Working in tangent with another artist might be of a challenge, but for locals writer Cat Ha (夏芝然) and artist Siu Go (小高), their fluidity in their creativity exemplify turning a limited world to one filled with possibilities.And it begins by defining what home is for them.In a city known for its fast-pace, high-rises both old and new, and the bustling streets of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island, for author Cat Ha, one’s living environment both inside and outside is crucial in one’s thinking...

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    Wednesday, 13 May, 2015
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    Unleashing one’s creativity from within to the exterior world on your own terms takes courage and unwavering fear to the challenges especially when that refraining murmur inside of you says: “it’s time to live your moment, to live your new life.”Stepping foot inside of Norm Yip’s Studio 8, the ascension to his second home on the eight floor of an industrial building brings one’s perception of a world filled with creativity and aspirations. Some canvases are on the floor, others are hanged while a mini-photography studio is seen at the far corner of the room...

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    Monday, 04 May, 2015
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    Where there is a desire, there is a fire. It is a fight to get up and to keep trying even when no one else is there to support you until you realize that there are eyes everywhere that notice everything – both the good and the bad.Inspiration comes from the mundane to the most complex and unhappiest places – frozen in time. Manila-based Filipino artist Jessie Mondares has turned his challenge-filled chaos past into inspirational moments. “As an artist, you go through these challenges. There are people who bother you...

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    Monday, 27 April, 2015
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    Rocking it out with his paintbrush, Raymond Kawataki Go bellows between his deepest, darkest subconscious while tiptoeing on the bright light ahead of him – one layer at a time.At the very core of Filipino painter Raymond Kawataki Go beckons a world of social responsibility that proves artistry can be raised higher without having the need to be loud with your voice at the external world that is filled with social injustices. “I’m a social expressionist,” says Kawataki Go. “I’m concerned with the environment...

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    Monday, 20 April, 2015
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    If truth could be told, surely paintings provide a glimpse of the reality of the troubled times and what one can achieve despite it all.Troubled times sometimes bring out the best in people. For 26-year-old Manila-based Filipino artist Siefred T. Guilaran, grappling on the notion of the word ‘artist’ means being able to capture moments of who he is, where he comes from and what he aspires to be.It is not about propaganda. It is about his life.“There are days when I’m sleeping and I suddenly wake up and I think of a subject or a theme,” says Guilaran...

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    Monday, 13 April, 2015
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    Courageous are those who are willing to pursue their passion – even if means having to wait, and even if, it means having to create a second home first.The past few months have been surreal for Filipino painter Randy Carizo. His childhood dreams to have his paintings showcased have been made possible at this year’s spring edition of Asia Contemporary Art Show in Hong Kong.“Hi, I’m Randy and I’m the artist…” was heard numerous times inside his hotel-room-turned-art-gallery as art connoisseurs from near and far stepped in and out of his gallery room 4223 with the sign: “Randy Carizo, Hong Kong/Philippines...

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    Monday, 06 April, 2015
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