The expo hall is huge (and sometimes labyrinthine), and you might not catch everything. We went for the preview and picked out five artists whose works you should definitely check out.

Singapore Art Stage 5 Artists 1

Chinese artist Sanzi’s work is influenced by Taoism, which places men in awe and overwhelmed by nature. This is Persimmon Harvest, part of his seasons series. Oil on canvas, 160 x 180cm, 2012. (Art Weme Contemporary Gallery, Booth G9)


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 Taiwanese artist Shih Yung Chun’s work is a collage of his memories and emotions, presented as a twisted reality, you might say. Typewriter – Puppet Theatre, acrylic and colour pen on canvas, 182 x 227 cm, 2014. (Art Experience Gallery, Booth F8)


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 Where’s the rest of it!?! It’s a work in progress, catch Shintaro Miyake working on his mural if you can. (Tomio Koyama Gallery, Booth E11)


Singapore Art Stage 5 Artists 5

Korea sensation JeeYoung Lee builds elaborate installations and photographs herself in it; the sets are a reflection of her dreamscapes (no, we don’t know what she’s drinking). The photographs (4″ x 5″ film) are fantastic, and there’s one installation as well. LoveSick, Photograph. (Opiom Gallery, Booth G4)


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Famed Thai artist Natee Utarit paints in a classical Western style, but adds a comedic edge to his political/religious ideology. Diptych, Oil on canvas. (Richard Koh Fine Art, Booth B12)

Jan 22-25, Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo, Level B2.

More info: Art Stage Singapore