Linda Gallery was founded in 1990 by Ms. Linda Ma with the first Linda Gallery established in Jakarta in 1990, followed by Linda Gallery Singapore in 1998 and subsequent venture into Beijing in 2005 with the setting up of her flagship Linda Gallery in the prestigious 798 art district.
With the practice of over more than two decades, Linda gallery has made it its mission to continuously strive to provide art collectors, from all around the world, with premium quality Asian and Southeast Asian Contemporary artworks. Linda Gallery serves as a communicative platform and commercial distributor for both art collectors and artists. It is in Linda gallery’s philosophy that it always deals with its customers and artists professionally, with utmost efficiency and sincerity.
Linda Gallery has achieved its growth and expansion by establishing branches in both Asia and Southeast Asia, specifically in Beijing and Singapore. The gallery has represented a numerous number of internationally outstanding and renowned Contemporary artists deriving from countries such as Indonesia, China, and Thailand.
Several of the artists represented by Linda Gallery, including Chinese artists: Liu Kuosung, Chen Liu, Chen Shuzhong, Cai Zhisong, Guo Jin, Jiang Shuo, Wu Shaoxiang, Sui Jianguo, Sun Liang, Shang Yang, Xia Xiaowan, Xiao Hong, Xue Song, Ye Yongqing, Yu Fan, Zhu Wei, Zhang Linhai, Zang Kunkun, Li Shan, Li Zhanyang, Cai Lei, Astari Rasjid, Basuki Prahoro, Srihadi Soedarsono, S.P. Hidayat, Rearngsak Boonyavanishkul.
Rearngsak Boonyavanishkul Sukhothai Rising 160x200cm Oil on canvas 2014
"Artist: Rearngsak Boonyavanishkul, Title: Sukhothai Rising, 160x200cm, Oil on Canvas, Year: 2014
Rearngsak Boonyavanishkul (Born 1961), a contemporary super-realistic painter. He has worked in various countries in Southeast Asia (including Bali) and now residues in Singapore and Thailand. During his early artistic years, Rearngsak was highly influenced by the Modernism movement of the West. After moving to SIngapore, he embraced Hyper-realism with a strong religious theme running through his artworks. Rearngsak's dancers, a favourite subject of his, all appear like snapshot images. His artful paintings often take his viewers into another realm of mysticism; the women protrayed are a representation of purity and tradition. With narratives in play, the depiction of temples or private houses as background suggests a fleeting moment being captured and documented. He paints his subjects frozen as if unaware that they are being scrutinised. In the neo-traditional paintings where Rearngsak paints Balinese and Thai dancers, his Thai identity is reflected in the minute details like costumes and architecture. The photographic nature of Rearngsak's works have become a favourite amongst ardent collectors all over the world. Inspired by tradition, philosophy and history of Thai and Balinese cultures, Rearngsak is able to depict the women with historical and cultureal accuracy. He paints his subjects frozen as if unaware, going through an elaborate prepartion of a ceremonial dance; each of the dancers is immersed into her own role, fully focused on the spiritual process. His paintings celebrates the intricacy and accuracy of details, showing a perfection that transcends a subtle, timeless beauty."