The Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI) is an international publisher and dealer of fine art prints and works on paper. With its unique facility and dedicated team, STPI collaborates with outstanding artists from around the world to push the technical and aesthetic frontiers of printmaking and papermaking, creating edition prints and unique works on paper.
STPI was established in 2002 under the guidance of the foremost American master printer of the 20th century, Kenneth E. Tyler, with the support of the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts, Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Totalisator Board. For nearly 40 years, Tyler published major works by prominent international artists such as Josef Albers, Anthony Caro, Helen Frankenthaler, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella and Donald Sultan.
Through its Visiting Artists Programme (VAP), STPI has collaborated with leading artists from Singapore, The United States, China , France , Malaysia , Philippines and Indonesia . Each collaboration offers unique opportunities to pursue new and innovative techniques whilst opening the door for artists to push their art to higher levels of development.
HEMA UPADHYAY: Universe Revolves On
8 November -13 December 2008
Hema Upadhyay’s newly produced works at STPI question the meaning of ‘home’ in the face of India’s rapid urbanisation using autobiography and personal insights. One of India’s illustrious contemporary artists, Upadhyay returns to printmaking after a decade’s hiatus. She says, “The STPI residency was a very important offer at that point of my art making where I felt the need for intervention within my comfort zone.” Upadhyay’s monumental works astound with their innovative installment of structures made from Chinese wood puzzles and application of clay onto STPI handmade paper. “I believe Hema’s analysis of worldly struggles developed her visual symbols for these works,” comments STPI’s Master Papermaker Richard Hungerford.
Vernissage: Saturday 8th Nov - 2.30 - 4pm
Gallery Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm. Closed on Sunday & Public Holiday. Monday by appointment only