#walkingthestreets

Artist Statement

 

My artwork is an expression of my point of view. Most often, to express my point I have to use more than one medium which I find extremely liberating. This also keeps me motivated and challenged at the same time. It's also a great opportunity to learn something new and refine my technique. I truly believe that just like any other profession and artist must learn throughout one’s practice. 

 

In my creative process, I do a lot of walking around towns and cities that I visit and/or live in and take lots of pictures. Then I deconstruct it down to its bones and focus only on the parts that interest me and then find a way to express that vision.

 

This series is called #walkingthestreets

Series I

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1.1 Looking up at umbrellas hanging from the ceiling always makes me take a pause. This is a factual representation of the scene Medium: Indian Ink, watercolour on 300gsm paper Size : 31cm x 41cm Year :2021 Price: $550

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1.2 The composition of this piece is simple and the umbrellas are still hanging from the ceiling on the same narrow passage but I have imagined seeing it through tinted glasses. Medium: Indian Ink, watercolour on 300gsm paper Size : 31cm x 41cm Year :2021 Price: $550

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2.1 This is a homage to Singapore’s heritage. The beautifully restored shophouses have mixed styles just like the multicultural little red dot. Medium: carved blocks, gouache on 300gsm paper Size : 31cm x 41cm Year :2021 Price: $530

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2.2 This is a homage to Singapore’s heritage. The beautifully restored shophouses have mixed styles just like the multicultural little red dot. Medium: carved blocks, gouache, watercolour, waterproof pen on 300gsm paper Size : 31cm x 41cm Year :2021 Price: $550

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2.3 This is a homage to Singapore’s heritage. The beautifully restored shophouses have mixed styles just like the multicultural little red dot. Medium: carved blocks, gouache, watercolour, on 300gsm paper Size : 31cm x 41cm Year :2021 Price: $530

Series II

Series III

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3.1 This is a homage to Singapore’s heritage. The beautifully restored shophouses have mixed styles just like the multicultural little red dot. This is a semi abstract piece with emphasis on the tile work on the front wall of this home. Medium: carved blocks, gouache on 300gsm paper Size : 31cm x 41cm Year :2021 Price: $430

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3.2 The Ox in China Town was absolutely grand this year (2021). In the angle it looks like the ox is looking forward even though the dark sky is looming overhead. Medium: gouache, watercolour on 300gsm paper Size : 31cm x 41cm Year :2021 Price: $330

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3.3 The Foo Dogs are guardians for the home or businesses. While walking around I often feel like some of them are happy and smiling. Medium: gouache, watercolor, on 300gsm paper Size : 31cm x 41cm Year :2021 Price: $330

Series IV

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4.1 The decorations around Chinatown are always a yearly highlight at the Lunar New Year. Often they resemble a thick shady canopy on a hot sunny day. Medium: watercolor on 300gsm paper Size : 31cm x 41cm Year :2021 Price: $330

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4.2 The stark red building with a very dark staircase is another piece of architecture that always makes me pause. Looking up at it, it looks like a cubists paradise. Medium: gouache, watercolour, waterproof pen on 300gsm paper Size : 31cm x 41cm Year :2021 Price: $330

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4.3 The Garden City is laden with the most exotic tropical flora and fauna. The Canna Lily growing out of metal sculpture exist in harmony. Medium: carved blocks, gouache, watercolor, on 300gsm paper Size : 31cm x 41cm Year :2021 Price: $330