Monthly Archives: October 2007

This is my first time visiting Tanjong Pagar Community Club gallery with my friends. The club is quite modern with a small art gallery there. Few paintings are displayed at the club lobby and many small artworks by children are exhibited at the gallery.

I painted this painting in year 1997. The idea came from reading Buddhist texts, but I didn’t react to it at once. It lurked in the back of my mind until I read the poem by Thich Nhat Hanh about a brother coming home from an adventurous journey and kneeling in tears at the family altar, vowing never to venture out again. Thich wanted the brother to break out of his shell and assume a life devoid of all selfish desires. I still did not try to paint this until one day when I felt that I was ready to do it.

Smile and Tears. 1997. Acrylic on canvas. 153 x 128 cm. By Jimmy Quek Prabhakara.

“A mystical picture full of Buddhist symbols, such as the lotus and the flaming mountain. It has obvious links with his earlier paintings about change and impermanence but is intended to capture and evoke a mood of contemplation.” – Constance Sheares. 1997.

I have selected this painting for the 9th Teochew Art Exhibition 2007, the exhibition will be held from 20 Nov to 2 Dec, 2007 at the Ngee Ann Cultural Centre at Teochew Building, Tank Road, Singapore. This exhibition is one of the cultural activities organized by the Ngee Ann Cultural Centre. It provides an opportunity for the artists to exhibit and promote their arts in Singapore. Hundreds of paintings will be exhibited in this exhibition. All are welcome. Free admission.

Title: White Sand Beach
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 40 x 40 cm
Artist: Jimmy Quek Prabhakara.

Here are the new Birthday Card designs that I have printed this time. Each card is printed with an image of my painting on the cover page. My customers like my cards because they know that the cards are specially made for them and they are directly from the artist. The cards are beautiful and artistic and they give a lasting impression. I think it is also a way of supporting and promoting art. Some friends told me they like to receive beautiful birthday card too.

This is one of the earthenwares created by Siew Hooi.
It was exhibited at the Ngee Ann 3D art exhibition before.

Title: Simplicity S9
Medium: Earthenware
Size: 19.5 x 14.5 x 2.5 cm
Artist: Siew Hooi

I have completed this small painting this morning. It is acrylic on canvas (unstretched).

Leaves and river. 2007.
Acrylic on canvas (Not stretched)
11 x 11 cm.
By Jimmy Quek Prabhakara.

Art Exhibitiion News: ARTSingapore 2007 is now held at Suntec Singapore from 4 to 8 October. This art fair is participated by art galleries from Singapore, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Italy, Korea, Malalysia, Taiwan and others. Venus: Level 4 Hall 404. Date: 4 Oct (Private Event); 5 to 8 for General Public Admission, entry fee $10 for adults. 🙂

Chinese in Singapore like to place the Chinese character “Fu” up side down to mean that “forture arrived”. I have a lady friend who like to collect pendants with character “Fu” from me, sometimes she use them as gifts to her friends as well. 😀

Pendant with Chinese Fu up side down.
35 x 28 x 3 mm.
By Jimmy Quek Prabhakara.

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