The Singapore art scene has just become more colourful with the launch of Carré d’artistes, the only art gallery in Singapore to sell artworks at a fixed price based on the size of each piece of art. With more than 30 opened spaces globally, the brand has now made its debut in Southeast Asia with an inaugural art gallery at Paragon Shopping Centre (#04-08).
Affordable and Accessible Art In A Welcoming Environment
Decked out in a clean and contemporary style, the new Carré d’artistes gallery exudes a warm and welcoming ambience. It offers over 600 unique and original artworks in varied styles, mediums and sizes from a first selection of 18 international and carefully-curated artists, starting at an affordable SGD190 for the smallest size.
The artworks are all placed in open display racks, similar to vinyl records in a record store, and customers are welcome to hold up and scrutinize the artwork at close proximity.
Carré d’artistes believes that everyone should have the right to buy art. To make art accessible to all, the gallery’s unique fixed pricing system is based solely on the size of the artwork, regardless of the artist, techniques and medium used. This approach that Carré d’artistes practices promotes openness between the buyers and the artists, and removes any obscure aspect of the art market in particular for first time buyers.
So, be it buying an art piece to spruce up a living space or as a gift for a loved one, there is something for everyone.
Two Decades On… A Global Success
2021 marks the 20th Anniversary of Carré d’artistes, as the first gallery was opened in Aix-en-Provence, France, in 2001 by French entrepreneur Stephanie Tosi. Back then, Tosi wanted to change the notion that art is elitist, and thus embarked on her mission to make art accessible to everyone.
This concept has become so successful in the last two decades, that Carré d’artistes now has a global presence in the form of galleries opened in Amsterdam, Beijing, Barcelona, Istanbul, Moscow and more.
Today, the gallery also represents and promotes more than 600 artists globally, offering a wide range of artworks across all styles. Its group of curators are also constantly on the lookout for promising new artists to help them develop their craft and sell their works.
“Art brings about a lot of intangible benefits and is a way to share happiness and positivity. In this current difficult period, opening the art gallery is an opportunity to add to the quality of people’s daily lives by giving them access to a large choice of quality artworks that cater to all budgets,” shares Mr Sebastien Chen, Managing Director of Art & City Pte. Ltd. “I am also thrilled to be promoting the works of talented and inspiring artists so that they can gain greater international recognition.”
Carré d’artistes Singapore
Paragon Shopping Centre
290 Orchard Road, #04-08
11am to 8pm daily