Singapore Botanic Gardens inspires “Nature of Art” exhibition by Inessa & Alice Kalabekova, to be hosted at The Fullerton Hotel.


Kazakhstan-born, Singaporean artist looks at nature through the eyes of mythology and poetry. Bamboos, rustic benches, butterflies, and water lilies… you won’t be able to see them the same way again.

  • “Nature of Art” art exhibition & book launch by Inessa & Alice Kalabekova (The Fullerton Hotel Singapore)
  • Inspired, curated & initially exhibited at Singapore Botanic Gardens (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Unique perspective on familiar scenes of Singapore nature. Bamboo, banana trees, butterflies, leaves, birds, flowers, and water lilies are not just decorative elements, or a backdrop to a peaceful walk. For the artist, they are animated entities, and each bush or branch can be the hiding place of a mythological creature.
  • Mother & daughter collaboration: art by mother & poems by 12 y.o. daughter

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 6 March 2023 – Griness presents Inessa Kalabekova’s solo exhibition in Singapore, called “Nature of Art,” from March 1 to March 31, 2023. Here the artist explores the sights and secret corners of Singapore’s parks and gardens, through the medium of painting and collage. Each painting is in a dialogue with the poems of Alice Kalabekova, Inessa’s young daughter, a burgeoning writer in her own’s right. A book, specially published for the exhibition, will comprise both the artworks and the poems, as well as sketches and photographs.

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Inessa Kalabekova

Originally from Kazakhstan (in the erstwhile USSR), Inessa is based in Singapore since 2005 and travels extensively in pursuit of her art. She has had over twenty-four exhibitions in Singapore, Shanghai, and London. Her latest solo exhibition were commissioned and organized by Singapore Botanic Gardens, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Her artworks are part of private collections and public museums in USA, EU, Dubai, and South Korea, notably in Haegeumgang Theme Museum.
She studied art at the Central St. Martin’s College of Arts in London, Repin Art Insitute. and the Ruskin School, University of Oxford.