He may not have started off as an artist, but KY Huang has grown to become one of Singapore’s celebrated sculptors, and has learned the art of sketching, compositions and execution from maestro Lee Man Fong, a prominent artist in the Nanyang Style of art. Get up close and personal with Huang, as he exhibits his popular Abundance and Prosperity Series at Bruno Gallery.
1. THE MAN BEHIND THE ART
Picking up art and sculpting full time after his retirement from a successful corporate career, KY Huang, a Singaporean born and bred artist hasn’t slowed down despite suffering from various heart problems. Huang’s debut exhibition in 2011 established him as a sculptor and since then, he has exhibited both locally and regionally in Hong Kong and India. Some of Huang’s best selling works include his Barcode Zebra paintings and the well-known Abundance and Prosperity sculpture series.
2. HIS ARTISTIC INSPIRATION
A lover of the great outdoors, Huang works to incorporate nature into his work with the Abundance and the Prosperity Series, and believes that art should relate positively to the audience. Utilising old teak roots and centuries-old trees, Huang mounts birds, fruit and fish sculptures on vintage roots and twigs and composes according to the natural grains of the wood. Huang’s pieces in both the series are cast mainly in solid aluminium and contain stainless steel, gold or silver finishings. The fishes, birds and fruits come in sets of nine or multiples of nine, to represent harmony.
3. WHAT’S NEW IN THE COLLECTION
Entitled “Boughs of Abundance”, Huang’s newest art piece will debut this July at Bruno Gallery, alongside his existing work. When asked what the artwork represented, Huang said, “The trees that are always fruiting depict and represent abundance. Each bough is complete with colourful birds on fruit-laden boughs, which is a symbol of a harmonious relationship amidst the wealth and plenty.”
4. COMMISSIONING AN ART PIECE
Looking for a unique corporate gift for the upcoming company dinner and dance? Or maybe even a big sculpture to brighten up the office foyer or your own home garden? Bruno Gallery and Huang are open to commissions and special orders. You can even ask for the commissioned piece to be customised to your liking and requirements.
Bruno Gallery showcases art works from Israeli, American and European artists and presents exciting opportunities for collectors. The gallery belongs to the Bruno Art Group, which owns galleries in Israel, USA and Turks & Caicos.