Art Works

Hill’s Garden, 102x 76cm, Oil on canvas
Hill’s Garden was inspired by the secret hiding place that I seek. In a big city like Singapore, I often wondered if there could be any personal space that truly belongs to me only. I am constantly on a look out for “hiding” places in this big city where I can truly be with myself. Hill’s Garden is located on high grounds, on the top of a small hill. This little spot truly exists in Singapore. It feels special to me because of its serenity despite it being surrounded by the heavy traffic all around. The use of delicate lighting is my portrayal of my state of mind and senses, with a touch of surrealism. I gave the painting a more blended and flat surface that accompanies the delightful soft evening light. Hill’s Garden is a combination of both reality and imagination that conjures my perfect ideals for a secret spot in the hustle and bustle of a city.

The Corner Stop, 150 x 100cm, Oil on Canvas
The Corner Stop was inspired by the secret hiding place that I seek. I often wondered if there could be any space that truly belongs to me only. I am constantly on a look out for “hiding” places in this big city where I can truly be with myself. The Corner Stop is an intriguing space tucked away in a corner of a busy bus interchange in Singapore that goes unnoticed. The inside of the corner has four openings and its spaces are interlinked, creating a world of its own. The cold colors describe a space devoid of sound, seemingly as if it is protecting itself from the outside world. Yet, from outside of the space, the warmth and excitement excluded seem so inviting to the space inside the structure. I am drawn to this space for its peculiar quality to go unnoticed. Influenced by British artist, Trevor Chamberlain, I took an adventurous approach in my brush strokes to inject excitement into colors and juggle between the both the warm and cold colors.