In my opinion Manjeet Shergill, born in Singapore in 1966, is one of the most talented young Asian artists, whose paintings have delightful simplicity and visual impact and are incredibly popular. According to her website she considers Modigliani’s lines an inspiration and Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha her bible. I love all her work I’ve come across and would love to own more, her still life work has colour and presence, her people have incredible grace and yet are tinged with emotion, whether they are questioning or tinged with sadness it’s hard to know. Her obvious perception and intelligence shines through in her work.
Her website reviews her career as follows:
“Manjeet Shergill is a Singaporean who decided to follow her inner calling and joined St. Patrick’s Art Centre (now LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts) started by the late Brother Joseph McNally. Manjeet was among the first batch of art students to attend St. Patrick’s Art Centre. Having completed her course there, she continued studying art with various different artists.
Since leaving St. Patrick’s, Manjeet has worked full time as an artist, gradually establishing a following of collectors and clientele, who regularly visit her studio. She began exhibiting her work in 1997, both in Singapore and abroad. Her Berlin exhibition in 1999 was well received. Shergill Studio was established in 1997 as an independent studio and gallery from which to paint and sell her work, and from where her paintings were regularly consigned to galleries in Berlin, Bangkok and London.
In Singapore, Manjeet’s paintings were exhibited in different art galleries, before Manjeet decided to exhibit exclusively at ShergillStudio.
In 2003, together with two other partners, a local lawyer and a German gallery owner, Manjeet established the Vermillion Group of Galleries, which was to become an important part of the developing Holland Village art hub. Today Manjeet Shergill exhibits and sells her paintings, and runs her popular Creative Art Workshops.
Manjeet Shergill does colour drenched canvasses with bold lines in different media and in varying subjects”