You are invited to the watercolour exhibition by Seah Kang Chui:
A Brief Note of the Artist:
Born in 1945 in Singapore, Seah Kang Chui has been painting in the watercolour medium for over 40 years. Seah finds beauty in the ordinary, subtle reminders of everyday life in the two countries he calls his home. The focus of the collection of watercolours displayed in the exhibition “A Tale of 2 countries – Singapore and Malaysia” is on heritage buildings, villages and rural landscapes.
In this exhibition, visitors will also see his fondness for rural scenes. He had spent a large number of years in a village – his childhood, marriage and the raising of his children. When villages became scarcer in Singapore, he turned to Malaysia’s villages for inspiration. Rapid modernisation and urbanisation has resulted in the demise of many old, idyllic landscapes. He says, “I like painting old scenes or buildings because if I don't, they may disappear forever."
He paints in vibrant colours with bold and spontaneous washes. Effortless-looking, the paintings show his mastery and skilfulness of watercolour art. A retired art teacher and President of Singapore Watercolour Society, Mr. Seah will bring more than 50 works for the viewing pleasure of the Malaysian public. The art works depicting scenes of both Malaysia and Singapore are also symbolic of the precious friendships he have formed with artists and friends from these two countries. One of the principles that he lives by is that we are all winners when we value friendship, harmony and cooperation. Therefore, he hopes that this art exhibition will contribute to the cultivation and strengthening of friendships between the peoples of the two countries.
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