Orange Gallery Singapore and Utterly Art Gallery are proud to present the first ever INSTANT FAME, a Singaporean Pop Art group exhibition that the collective hope will become an annual event. Featuring Nüwa member Billy Ma, Stefanie Hauger, Leo Liu Xuanqi, Andre Tan, Justin Lee, Iskander Walen, and TR853-1 (Traseone).

Here's a little more about Nüwa member, Canadian artist Billy Ma who is the main force behind Booda Brand, and will be exhibiting in Instant Fame.

While an accomplished art director, illustrator, painter and sculptor; Billy utilises his unique backgrounds as the source of his creative work. Under the Booda Brand banner, Billy makes incredible paintings and prints with a collective con-science and awareness of a passion towards human-ity, truth and justice. The images draw their influences from Billy’s irreverent viewpoint while erasing the allegorical boundaries separating people of  all cultures. In the end, Booda Brand exists to increase social awareness and encourage positive change.

2018- Featured artist article Harper’s Bazaar Bi-annual Arts Issue
2017- Addicted Art Gallery joins as featured artist
2016 Affordable Art Fair Singapore with Ketna Patel Studio
2015- Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong with Swiss artist Vinc and Svingart Gallery
2014 “See Me Take Over Times Square” New York, USA
2014 “Mass Perspective” Solo Exhibition Tugu KunstKring Paleis Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Statue of Bigotry by Billy Ma BoodaBrand

STATUE OF BIGOTRY

Limited Edition of 45. Giclee on Archival Paper (63X93cm)

I am often asked, as an artist, what motivates my art?  Where do I get my ideas and most often do I ever run out of ideas?

It's an unequivocal NEVER.  Artists are barometers of the world around them.  The art itself is an interpretation of that time.

Italian Renaissance art represented the pinnacle of Italian society at that time.  The art attested to the enlightenment of all facets of everyday life during that era.  Without the marvellous artworks, how would we be able to fully experience the spirit of the renaissance.

Fast forward to Picasso's Guernica, or choose from the works of Ai Wei Wei and Banksy and you'll see artists who have taken up the mantle to expound on their times.

For Booda Brand it's a privilege to bring to you an image to capture this extraordinary time in our history.  Art is truth.

For the collector it is an opportunity to express your convictions and own a piece of history.

Details: Instant Fame

Opening night: 17 January 2018, 7pmExhibition dates: 17-22 January, Daily (from 18 Jan onwards) 11am to 8pm. Venue: Visual Arts Center, #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, 10 Penang Rd, Singapore 238469. Enquiries Contact: 9873 7663