One East Asia at START Art Fair

15 – 18 September 2016
Saatchi Gallery, London

Philippines artist Andres Barrioquinto will have his first solo exhibition in the UK at the START Art Fair in September 2016. The artist will show nine new works painted specifically for the fair, which takes place at the Saatchi Gallery in the Chelsea district of London.


Describing his work as “perhaps more sharply individualised than that of the realist”, Andres Barrioquinto creates images that express his inner world of emotion and feeling rather than reflecting the apparent harmony of the world around us. He typically employs the imagery of conflict found in Japanese prints to hint at the disorder lying beneath.

Barrioquinto’s works imitate living forms – a close-up of the human face, shiny lacquered butterflies and insects, landscape backgrounds – but renders them surreal through a combination of minute observation, jigsaw-like juxtaposition of fragmentary details, and an over-layering of Japanese ukiyo-e (woodblock prints). Darkness of content, often expressed through inscrutable facial expressions and woodblock images of the warrior, conflicts with rich, saturated colours. Disorder sits within superficial serenity. On a formal level, the surface materiality of his paintings forces the viewer to look closely at the medium: a virtuoso oil painter, Barrioquinto flourishes his consummate technical skill as he chops and changes between genres, giving the painting a collage-like character. This draws the viewer’s attention to the surface of the object as an entity itself.


One East Asia at START Art Fair
Saatchi Gallery, London 2016

Booth 2.5, Gallery Two

Venue: Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York’s HQ
King’s Road
London SW3 4RY

Dates: 15 – 18 September 2016

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Featured Artist for START, Saatchi Gallery (Booth 2.5)

START, Saatchi Gallery

Andres Barrioquinto

Lives and works in Manila, Philippines, b. 1975

Biographical notes

Born in Manila in 1976, Andres Barrioquinto spent his teenage years in Hong Kong before returning to the Philippines in the late 1990s. He undertook a painting course at the University of the Philippines before completing his fine art painting degree at the College of Fine Arts and Design at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila in 2000. Since 2001 he has had more then twenty solo exhibitions in his home country, Singapore, Taipei and the UK. His most recent include Nocturne at the Provenance Gallery, Philippines (2016); “Blah Blah Blah, Yoo Hoo Hoo” at the Blanc Gallery, Philippines (2015), Andres Barrioquinto: New Works at the Ayala Museum, Makati City, Philippines and Black Days at the West Gallery in Philippines (2012).

One East Asia has exhibited his work in London in group shows curated for the annual event, Asian Art in London: Peninsular Practices: New Faces of Realism in Contemporary Southeast Asian Art (2015), Southeast Asia and Diaspora (2014) and Squaring the Circle (2013).

In 1998, while still in university, he placed first in the oil painting category of Metrobank Foundation’s 15th Young Painter’s Annual National Painting Competition – a highly prestigious award in the Philippines. In 2003, he gained national recognition as one of the recipients of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Thirteen Artists award. Barrioquinto’s work titled “Alcoholic” (2005) entered the collection of Singapore Art Museum.

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Jane Lee

Lives and works in Singapore

About Jane Lee

Jane Lee earned her BA in Fine Art at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore (2003), having originally studied fashion. Her work has been widely exhibited at public institutions and private galleries throughout Asia as well as in New York, London, Paris and Vilnius, Lithuania.

Lee has won several awards, including the 2011 Celeste Prize (Painting) in New York. She was also the first recipient of the Singapore International Residency Art Prize in 2007 and her largest work to date, Raw Canvas, measuring 930 by 710 cm, was showcased at the Collectors Stage at the Singapore Art Museum in 2011, as well as the Singapore Biennale 2008. In 2005, she won the Juror’s Choice prize at the Philip Morris Singapore Art Awards.

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Sri Astari

Lives and works in Jakarta, Indonesia, b.1953


Sri Astari is a painter, sculptor, installation and performance artist.

She studied painting at the University of Minnesota in the USA, and at the Royal College of Art in the UK. Astari’s work explores traditional Javanese values and social norms, and how they relate to the status of women and gender roles in modern Indonesian society.


2013 Arsenale, Venice Biennale
2012 Art Stage Singapore, Indonesian Pavilion
2010 Equality in Art, ASEAN Building, Jakarta, Indonesia
2011 Beyond the East, Macro, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
2011 Great Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture Indonesia EKSPANSI, Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia
2010 No Direction Home, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
2009 Face Value – The Self Portraits of Four Artists, SIGIarts Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
2009 10 Perupa Perempuan, Salihara Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
2009 Latitudes in Transit- A Collective Sample of Mexican and Indonesian Women Artists, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
2008 His/Hers Exhibition, Vanessa Art Link, Beijing, China

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