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Meet Patrick Bezalel, a trained graphic designer and former owner of a creative agency before he became an artist in 2017. He recently opened the Patrick Bezalel Gallery at Millenia Walk.
Patrick who creates art pieces in different mediums like watercolour, acrylic and pencil will tell you that it was drawing hyper-realistic art that shaped him into a much more patient man he is today. Life in the past was stressful and fast-paced but drawing hyper-realistic images stroke by stroke for hundreds of hours helped him see things from a different perspective.
When he's not at his studio in Ubi, you will find Patrick at his gallery in Millenia Walk, always welcoming and ready to introduce his artworks to visitors. Each of his art piece comes with an augmented reality experience for customers to see how the work was created and the inspiration behind it.
What inspires your art?
With the advancement in technology today, I love to push the boundaries of fine art by incorporating technology to create unique experiences which I call "Living Art".
Define your term "Living Art"
Viewers can see my art "come to life" along with its creation process using a free AR app called Artivive. This technological edge will make a tour in my gallery more interactive and immersive!
Which is your favourite artwork in the gallery?
I can't pick a favourite because I love all my works, but I could share with you the people's favourite. It's my drawing of a lion titled King of Kings. I am humbled that this piece is displayed in the Parliament House too!
Where is your favourite spot at Marina Central?
I love the many open-concept cafes at Millenia Walk. I just grab a coffee and start drawing on my iPad. Sitting in the natural light gets my creative juices flowing.
What is one word you would use to describe the Marina Central District?
Everything! When my wife and I can't decide where to go, we'll come here because there's everything around the area. We'll just decide what to do later.
See Patrick's latest collection, Imagine: Rorschach Art, from now till 30 June 2021 at Patrick Bezalel Gallery, Millenia Walk #01-35. This series of abstract Rorschach art is created with no subject matter and you get to decide what you see, through the eyes of your imagination. You can even see another dimension under UV light!