When is the time to buy a painting?

Art exhibition in Singapore. ARTualize is the only art gallery in Singapore that lets you rent paintings for your home. Singapore artist Low Hai Hong with his paintings of Indonesia.

 

It seems that for most Singaporeans, we can only buy a painting when we have bought our cars, when we have bought a big house, when we have gone through art appreciation classes.  Basically, most Singaporeans feel that art is only for the rich and not yet for us staying in HDB flats.
 
But art is not extravagance.
 
Art is not “one of the things” to achieve in our pursuit of life; art provides the crucial emotional support that helps us get through this ever increasing stressful life.
 
Art is not indulgence.  It should be enjoyed wherever and whenever possible.  A song, a book, a painting will soothe your spirits more than the trendiest bag or device.
 
While we may not need to own art to find joy in it, we should not be deferring owning it too.
 
When is the time to buy a painting?  When you find the painting that touches your heart and is within your financial ability. Even when you are living in a HDB flat.


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