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We are changing!

April 2015


We are changing. Yes! It has been many years now that asart has only dealt in Asian art and Aboriginal art. However, over the last 2 years, there have been many artists painting in the West that have caught our eye, yet, because of our specialisation, we felt that to add them to our inventory would not have been ideal.

Well, in the last 3 months, a Western artist has grabbed our attention to the extent that we have to focus on a new area: Western Contemporary. This new artist is Douglas Stewart.

Douglas Stewart is a US-based artist who takes us back to the early days of TV communication when often the image was distorted due to interference. Yet Douglas's works are so much more than just the rendering of this interference.

Mao by artist Douglas Stewart (Canada/United States)
by artist Douglas Stewart (Canada/United States)
oil on canvas, 213cm x 152cm

Firstly, and somewhat surprisingly, they are oil on canvas – not digitally enhanced. They are also large, original and attention grabbing. Spectacular works.

The interference too is symbolic of a flaw in the personality of the subject. Mao, Marilyn, Jackie Kennedy... All icons, yet (like us all) not perfect – flawed in some way.

These are spectacular works by an artist who we feel is on the verge of international acclaim.

Finally, some news regarding Pairoj Karndee. He has completed the last instalment of his angel series (sold even before going online) and is now commencing a series titled Mermaids. We are excited by this, as each and every work by Pairoj always meets acclaim.

If you are interested in previewing Pairoj's first Mermaid later in April, please send me a reply.

Also, if there is any way we can assist you, please don't hesitate to email me.

Until next time, best wishes from
Anthony Smith and the asart team

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