Set up in 2003, LivingwithArt’s owner Zak Lo’s career path may have seen him head into the financial world, but he’s also a passionate and practicing artist himself, with a belief that affordable art could and should be brought into all living spaces.
The flagship gallery in the Tan Boon Liat Building comprises of 1058 works of art, vases and sculptures, there are 856 two dimensional art pieces in the Toa Payoh Showroom, and 200 artworks at SwingBy at Thomson Plaza. The sheer volume and variety on offer means a fantastic choice for homeowners, with no limitations in terms of style, design or size.
So how does LivingwithArt supply such a variety? “I work alongside 15 talented full-time consultants, designers and artists to create unique pieces to suit different spaces. We incorporate Feng shui elements, frame customers’ art and do not inflate prices to boost the artist’s ego.”
Artists are selected from around the world, with a particular emphasis on supporting local artists. Walk around the Tan Boon Liat space, and you will see colorful Murano glasswork alongside local artist’s textural pieces, large traditional canvases, triptychs, bronze sculptures and much more. Pieces can be customized in terms of colour, theme, size, style and medium, giving the customer greater flexibility. “We particularly love bright and cheery colours and interesting sculptures, which make great conversational pieces.”