This is my painting “Beginning to Rejoice”, one of the two big paintings commissioned by Raffles City. The paintings are currently installed near the entrance to the ballroom at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore.
Raffles City comprises of Raffles City Tower, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Swissotel The Stamford, Fairmont Singapore as well as Raffles City Convention Centre. Raffle City was officially opened in 1986.
It is recorded that Raffles City is also the home of one of the island republic’s largest and most important collections of modern art. In their first complete catalogue to ‘showcase’ the major works in their collection, the colour images of art works by the following artists are featured in their book “Art In The City, The Raffles City Collection”. They are: Alexander Calder, Rima Farah, Kevin Jackson, Kieron Thomas Farrow, Ithipol Thangchalok, Helyne Jennings, Ellsworth Kelly, Leung Kui-Ting, Liu Haisu, Donn Moulton, Kenneth Noland, Toko Shinoda, Sunaryo, Thavorn Ko-Udomvit, Zao Wou-Ki, Chen Kezhan, Chen Wen Hsi, Goh Beng Kwan, Lin Hsin Hsin, lu Guo Xiang, Ng Yak Whee, Jimmy Ong, Anthony Poon, Prabhakara Jimmy Quek, Tan Swie Hian, Tay Chee Toh, Teo Eng Seng, Simon Wong and Thomas Yeo.