Momentous Arts
Contemporary Art Gallery
By Appointment
Momentous Arts Singapore
1557 Keppel Road, Blk C, #03-17B, Singapore 089066
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Tang Hong Lee

Malaysian artist Tang Hong Lee latest works are filled with youthful vigour, an ecstatic expression of nature with a touch of the magical and fantasy. Art editor Nurul Muzamel Rasidi in his review of Tang's recent works called them 'Pop Surrealism'.

Artist Highlight
Liz McKay
Artist Highlight - Liz McKay

Sydney-based artist Liz McKay, 34, is known for her groovy paintings which explore the mood & relationships of people in intimate surroundings such as European bars & cafes. "The figures in my works convey intriguing expressions and the interaction between the painted figures invite the viewer to explore the unwritten thoughts & feelings between them & how they can express wider truth about ourselves" said the artist.

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Featured Works
Takuma Tanaka's paintings bring viewers into his world - one that is imaginary and happy. His landscapes are a celebration of life. Bathed in layers of oil colours in vivid blues, yellows and greens, his works are simple and embracing, Takuma's lively brushworks are delivered with unabashed liberation and a sense of play. His subjects adorned a simplicity of form, reduced to their essentials with colours penetrating one another

Featured Artist
Lim Ah Cheng
Since he painted his first horse series some 15 years ago. artist Lim Ah Cheng has garnered the attention of collectors to become one of Malaysia’s most recognizable painter of his generation. Themes in his oeuvre include ‘Orchestra series and animals subjects’ delivered with panache and in quick lively brushworks that move even novice enthusiasts.

ArtSingapore 2010
Soon Lai Wai

Soon’s art is very much influenced by the aesthetics of Chinese painting. His intention is to express Chinese art philosophy in the medium of oil to reflect his Chinese cultural background. His lotus paintings exude a sensual and serene feel that echoes a state of mind, dream-like at times... read more » 

ArtSingapore 2009
Ling Yang Chang

An established painter in traditional Chinese painting Chang continues on his experimentation with new forms, with western influences in technique and presentation; incorporating them into traditional Chinese brush & ink painting. Chang's intention is to make new forms & express new sensibilities to engage with international modernism. 

Close Up Artist
Ronald Apriyan
Close Up Artist - Ronald Apriyan

Arguably one of the freshest painter to emerge on the art scene, Apriyan paints with uninhibited sensibilities. Welding a combination of figurative and abstract elements, Apriyan playfully articulates with such innocence and honesty. His soft commentary work touch on the social conditions around him. peppered with a dose of humour. view works » 


Esteemed as a senior and major Filipino artist, who has proven, through several decades of active and prolific art making, producing works ranging from portraiture, still lifes, nudes, landscapes,murals, figuration and abstraction; Robles paintings often question the art & the role of the artist.

Robles imagination & creativity stood out distinctly amongst the modernist painters of Philippines and is one of few Filipino artists who achieved success in Europe & America. His art style is called ‘Assertionism’ and he is the founder and proponent. Assertionism has its own iconography and belief systems.

In a review in Asian Art News, art historian Alice G. Guillermo said : “He makes younger artists rediscover their subjects by assuming new angles and points of view where they shed their flatness and two-dimensIonality and become brilliant and prismatic”

“In the highly competitive Philippine art scene, artists of remarkable talent abound and from each generation emerges a younger breed of exceptional abilities. Rising above the rubble, as it were, is Rene Robles, esteemed as a senior and major Filipino artist, who has proven, through several decades of active and prolific art-making, producing works ranging from portraiture, still lifes, nudes, landscapes, religious images, murals, figuration and abstraction, that talent forged in the smithy of passion, commitment and dedication, will endure and never be commonplace”. Cid Reyes – award winning art critic

  Selected  Museums and Public Collection
University of Santo Thomas Museum, Philippines
Ateneo University Art Gallery
Central Bank of Philippines
Philippine Embassy
Subic Bay Free Port, Philippines
GSIS Museum, Philippines

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Momentous Arts will present new works by the following artists at the Affordable Art Fair on November 19th

Exciting new paintings and sculptures have been specially created for the fair. Don’t miss the chance
to collect these highly desirable & quality art pieces. For more info please contact Allan at 9641 3235 or email.

Stand 2B - 02
Level 2, Paddock 2
F1, Pit Building

Preview 19 Nov by Invitation Only
Fair Opens 20 – 23 Nov, 2014

Works of Tang Hong Lee, Soon Lai Wai & Lim Ah Cheng, have been featured in Malaysia auctions namely, KLAS Art Auction and
Masterpiece Art Auction.


Momentous Arts presents Recalibration – a solo exhibition by acclaimed painter Edwin Wilwayco.

With more than three decades of sustained dedication to abstract painting, Wilwayco is regarded as one of Philippines important artist in the field of abstraction. He has been a major contributor to the development of abstract art in his country and is best known for his lush and lyrical paintings.


The series of works created over a period of nine months in his two studios in Rhode Island and Manila, incorporating improvisation in both techniques/processes that created new meanings and in dialogue with the mystifiying forces of nature. Wilwayco signature oeuvre is informed by deep spirituality, self-introspection and a reverence for the beauty and power of nature. The process of painting, an integral part of his artistic practice unfurls what the abstract master has come to be known for : lyrical & eloquent brushworks. The lush paintings of Wilwayco with their immediacy and accessibility in particular the artist’s construction process- painterly marks, deep passages, over painting animated with playful elements of drips and dribbles with the occasional adding of sand and sack cloth; keeps the viewer fixated on a surface adventure and affirms the artist passionate devotion to Abstract Expressionism. Their emotive power articulated across many levels from the tranquil to the exuberant and vigorous; expressively nuanced by colours and gestures. It is this that lends Wilwayco flowing paintings their intense vibrancy and energy.

Selected Museums and Public Collection
Ateneo Art Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
Central Bank of Philippines
University of the Philippines, Los Banos, Laguna
Singapore National Museum of Art
Philippine Trade Center, New York, USA
Fatima University Gallery, Antipolo City, Philippines


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Art historian James T. Valliere interviews artist Edwin Wilwayco. Read here

James T. Valliere’s interviews with Jackson Pollock’s contemporaries, including Willem de Kooning and critic Clement Greenberg have appeared in many publications and are in the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Museum. Valliere’s latest work is the Amazon e-book: Pollock: How Lee Krasner Built His Legacy


Poetry In Motion an interview with Lim Ah Cheng. Read here


What is Perfection?   Ha Myounggoo

“My current pieces are based on conveying one’s sensitivity & sensual needs through sculpture using the basic processes of ceramics. My main inspiration on developing this idea is based on the theme of maternal tenderness and warmth - the warmth of a mothers hug, the softness of a treasured rag doll. The textures & feelings that are all too common to all people. Using clay I was able to express the softness of one’s touch.”




Rene Robles

In the 1950's there was abstract expressionism. In the 1960's there was pop art, and from 1970 to the present, a steadfastly growing diversity in art has developed. What all these developments have in common is that they reflect developments in their societies. Art is not static, it continually seeks a new way of visual expression. In the 1950's and 60's artists followed particular stylistic disciplines and their results were distinct. In the last three decades, however, diversity destroyed every form of discipline. Artists use recycled materials and can go back and forth in time from the ancient period to the present for their subject mode which can mutate or combine with others, resulting in a different art form.

- Written by M. Teresa Rodriguez, Art Historian 

Paintings by Rene Robles

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