Monday, July 19, 2010

Print Photo Canvas

You no longer have to break an arm or a leg to print your favourite photos on canvas.

Photo canvases make great presents too. The client (see below) printed these to be given to her mother who always say she misses the baby granddaughter. Now the proud Por-por can hang these canvases in the living room; and show off her cute granddaughter to her Mahjong kaki friends. Hehehe.
As Squeak Art Asia get more orders (and if client permits), we will put up sample references of photo prints.

We deliver the prints already stretched, so all you have to worry about is where to put them!

Now tell us that's not awesome. C'mon.

Size: 8x8 inches

Top piece: 8x10 inches

Check out our Squeak Art Asia Facebook Print Photo Canvas Album for constant updates.

Print canvas artwork: Final product

We have had several enquiries on how the final product of our print canvas artwork looks like. The photo below is a recent order by a client. Squeak Art Asia's prices include stretching as well, yes what a steal!

Chinese Folk Art Collection
Size: 8x8"

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Art Collecting: A Beginners Guide

by Fathullah Luqman Yusuff

Art collection is a very stimulating and inspiring hobby for all. It isn’t just for the rich and famous, but even regular everyday people too. There are various forms of art that you can choose from, especially since art’s definition can greatly vary from one person to another. However, it doesn't really matter whatever its form is, you’re the one to make the call on which is attractive and how much are you willing to spend for such piece.

To Go For Prints Or Originals?

In the art world, some people may look down on others due to their different tastes in picking out art. For instance, there are those people who only buy original works and would never even consider buying prints.

However, you should take note that if you’re just starting to collect art and is doing this for

enjoyment then originals are not really necessary to buy, especially if they’re way out of your budget. There is really nothing wrong with buying prints. In fact, these are one superb way to have framed art that would look lovely on your wall, just like how an original would look, but at a way lower price.

Although here, you would not be having the same texture as to the original work; since originals usually show dimension and texture, while prints won't. However, well printed artworks are not settling of course.

In fact, a lot of art collectors have art prints by different artists, which were fairly bought

inexpensively from the Internet, galleries and art fairs. Amazingly, such pieces still look tasteful and classy, instead of cheap looking like what most people expect.

All Framed Up

Once you spot an original or print that you like, you have the option to frame it by yourself or get somebody else to do it for you. Generally, you can find frames in a vast price range, starting from cheaper metal frames to ornate and hand carved wooden frames costing you a fortune.

With regard to using mats, which is another way of framing your picture inside its frame by the use of papers or illustration boards, you should take note that such could detract your print. If you don't know how to frame, then you should get your piece and get

it framed first. While doing so, observe how they’d offer you different mats and frame styles.

You don’t have to hasten up when picking out the mat you want to use. In fact, you should take your time and deliberate on it carefully, since the mat and frame color combinations can have a great effect on how well or bad your artwork would look. You should also consider how the frame would fit-in in whatever place you’ll put it, like your home or your office.

If you want a clean and contemporary look, it’s recommended that you use the Nielsen brushed metal frames, which are not only cheap but are still elegant looking too. These usually come in different colors.

Nevertheless, it’s safe to go for black or bronze. If you’ll be placing them in a gallery, bronze would also do well, especially since it wouldn’t cost you too much. After all, most people that buy art from galleries would have the art they bought re-framed in able for it to match their home decor.

If more of a wood type of person, you can also get wooden frames that are naturally stained. Cherry and mahogany are the most preferred styles when it comes to wooden frames, since their deep and reddish color bring an elegant look to any artwork.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Print Canvas: Preserving the Memories of Your Child's Artwork by Squeak Art Asia

Baby Picassos & Little Da Vincis by Squeak Art Asia

Do you have tonnes of your child's artwork sitting in the drawers; or hogging tens of Gigabyte space in your hard drive?

Now you can select the best of your child's artwork and get them printed on canvas.
Show them off to visiting family & friends.

Give personalized print canvas as presents to Grandad or Grandma...or your favourite Auntie, Uncle...Godma...favourite teacher...or for Daddy who is away on a long business trip...the list is endless!

It is the best personalized gift of love! Our first client is only 2yrs old with her artwork from nursery! Have a look. =)

Can you believe this is artwork from a 2yr old? Believe it.

Beatrice's mommie has them up above the breakfast table and it's the best conversation piece everytime a guest comes to visit.

Artist: Beatrice Liau

Size: 3pcs 8x8"

Beatrice's mommie wanted a mini montage of her favourite works for Daddy's office.

Artist: Beatrice Liau

Size: 6.5x6.5"

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Timbul - A Get Together Exhibition

'TIMBUL'-menyatukan kembali 10 artis bekas graduan seni dari UiTM (Graduan FSSR Mei 2006) yang berbeza pemahaman, media, kerjaya dan seninya di dalam sebuah pameran bersama. Artis-artis yang mengambil bahagian adalah terdiri daripada: Abdul Latif Padzali, Baktiar Naim Jaaffar, Mohd Bakir Baharom, Mohd Fazli Othman, Muh. Sarip Abdul Rahman, Mohd Radzi Ismail, Mohd Rizal Salleh, Mursyidah Zainal Abidin, Rozana Musa dan Salmah Ali." - excerpt from Timbul's official forenote by Baktiar Naim Jaaffa

Here are photo snippets of the exhibition organized by Pelita Hati. More photos at our Squeak Art Asia Facebook Timbul Album.

Artist: Mursyidah Zainal Abidin
Title: My Naked Thought (24pcs) (mixed media)

Artist: Rozana Musa.
Title: I am Sweet, Eat Me & Tomorrow You Will Be Great! (glazed procelain)

"Cheesecake, stop licking the icing!!!"
Artist: Rozana Musa.
Title: I am Sweet, Eat Me & Tomorrow You Will Be Great! (glazed porcelain)

Artist: Rozana Musa.
Title: I am Sweet, Eat Me & Tomorrow You Will Be Great! (glazed porcelain)

"Urgh, can'"
Artist: Salmah Ali
Title: Testa Risa I (glass & metal)

"Eh, how come....? My hero must not die!!!"
Artist: Muhd Sarip Abd Rahman
Title: King Romeo Must Die (pen on paper)

Artist: Bakhtiar Naim Jaafar
Title: Self Portrait I (mixed media)

Santap artwork di tepi tangga best juga.
Artist: Mursyidah Zainal Abidin
Title: My Brainstorming (6cps) (mixed media)

Artist: Mohd Radzi Ismail
Title: New Species : 'Anak-anak Ikan' (clay & wood)

Artist: Mohd Radzi Ismail
Title: New Species : 'Anak-anak Ikan' (clay & wood)

Cheesecake sitting in the corner. Takut magic wand.
Artist: Abdul Latiff Ahmad Padzali
Title: Tumpang (wood, stainless steel, coated wire & ready made object)

Artist: Mohd Fazli Bin Othman
Title: Kiraan 1 hingga 10 & Seterusnya (10pcs) (oil paint, bitumen & paint)

I love this. The shadow effect is amazing. It's dancing. Beautiful.
Artist: Adbul Latiff Ahmad Padzali
Title: Mimesis (Growing) (looping pins & nylon fishing lines)

Can you see & hear the story it's telling you! Imagine. Listen to the shadows.
Artist: Adbul Latiff Ahmad Padzali
Title: Mimesis (Growing) (looping pins & nylon fishing lines)

Jellyfish meets DNA strands. Love it.
Artist: Adbul Latiff Ahmad Padzali
Title: Mimesis (Growing) (looping pins & nylon fishing lines)

"Seed? Laparnya nampak macam buah apple custard...."
Artist: Mohd Rizal Salleh
Title: Seed (5pcs) (ceramics)

Artist: Salmah Ali
Title: Qadim (glass & metal)

Cheesecake: "Tanduk belakang saya."
[...don't be rude Cheesecake. come down NOW.]
Artist: Mohd Fazli Bin Othman
Title: Tanduk Wak Supar (coal & image transfer on paper)

"I'm scared. Don't burn my eyes like Slumdog Millionaire begger boy-singer."
Artist: Mohd Bakir Baharom
Title: Study Kesan Jelaga (jelaga & acrylic) /Study Lebai Maghrib (mixed media)

Artist: Salmah Ali
Title: One Red & Two White (glass & acrylic)