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Lionel Smit

Lionel Smit : Establishing a relationship between Painting and sculpture Lionel Smit born in South Africa lives and works in Cape town. He first began his art in sculpture, with his father, sculptor Anton Smit being his main influence. When he discovered paint, it progressively converted into his preferred medium. Even so, He continued to […]

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Hong Kong Art Basel 2014

Hong Kong becomes an exhilarating citywide art carnival this week with the arrival of Art Basel – the premier international art fair. Galleries, curators, artists and art lovers will all be gathering at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from May 15-18 to see and to celebrate the world’s preeminent 20th and 21th […]

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Marie-Danielle LeBlanc: Alluring Landscapes

LeBlanc’s work is expressive. Her paintings focus on the aesthetics of the natural world, and her introspective processes develop into poetic and impassioned landscapes. I was enraptured by the delicate strokes and the way she captured natural energies. Through the veils of layered resin, the lustre of nature is captured by allowing a visceral response to […]

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Are you ready for Affordable Art Fair 2014?

Buying art can be intimidating. So often new buyers wanting to start a collection confront myriad of questions and concerns such as, “What should I be looking for when I buy a piece of art?” “Should I buy it based on the reputation of the artist?” Or should I focus on what moves me?” “Am […]

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Do I Live Fashion?

Carmen Chan is a jewelry designer based in Hong Kong, her adage being “where sophistication meets over-the-top creativity”. She creates beautifully adorned jewelry, encompassing intrepid individuality not only in panache, but also in distinct personality. As one of the masterminds – and not to mention, one of the fashion icons of Hong Kong – behind #ILiveFashion, Carmen Chan explains […]


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In the Spotlight: Ma Yanling

  Ma Yanling is a Chinese artist currently based in Beijing, well known for her portraits of Chinese celebrities from the early 20th Century. Depicting their beauty and composure, her portraits use delicate, meticulous bru...
by Claire Johnson

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Meet new fashion designer Katherine Kung

  It was so great to catch up with Katherine Kung at her New York City loft studio to chat about her new designer brand and the inspirations behind it.  She just launched her designer clothing line Kung Katherine in New Y...
by Joyce Yung


Florent Petitfrere: Journey from a model to a fashion photographer

CARMEN CHAN STYLE LAB: NEW POST EVERY WEDNESDAY Written by CARMEN CHAN A picture is worth a thousand words. This probably means more to Florent Petitfrere than most of us. I met this upcoming french photographer a while ago in ...
by Carmen Chan