Monthly Archives: December 2008

I was invited to exhibit in this exhibition: Nanyang 70 Years After – A Reunion of Artists in the Academy.

Over 80 artists participated in this event at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Galleries 1, 2 and 3 that located at 80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189655.

Exhibition Date: 19 December 2008 to 17 January 2009. Time: 7 pm daily. Closed on Public Holidays. Free admission. All are welcome.

Rapids. 1996. Acrylic on canvas. 120 x 100 cm.
By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek. All Rights Reserved.

An art gallery asked me to forward an image of this painting to her. So I took a photo of this painting. Share it with you all too. You could see my recent paintings at my online website art gallery at

I am happy to see Sayadaw U Pannathami again and to meet his brother on 12 December 2008 afternoon. I told Sayadaw Pannathami that I had been looking high and low for a painting that my customer inquired but I could not find it. I had no impression that it was sold before. Sayadaw Pannathami told me “Phutthassa lokadhammehi, cittam yassa na kampati, asokam, virajam, khemam, etam mangalam uttamam.” The translation of it would be “Touched by worldly conditions, mind yet not shaken, sorrowless, stainless, safe, this is the highest blessing.”

I attended the Telok Kurau Studios Annual Exhibition 2008 opening this morning. I was delighted to meet many artists there. The exhibition “Mountains as non-mountains” was officially opened by Mr Edmund Cheng, Chairman of National Arts Council. Exhibited works include paintings and 3D works created by artists at Telok Kurau Studios: Baet Yeok Kuan, Chern Lian Shan, Chiew Shuey Fook, CHng Seok Tin, Goh Beng Kwan, Amanda Heng Liang Ngim, Raymond Lau Poo Seng, Leo Hee Tong, Lim Leong Seng, Lim Poh Teck, Lim Yew Kuan, Lye Swee Koon, San See Piau, Sim Lian Huat, Raymond Chua Seng Chye, Lee Yew Sim, Marvin Chew Yew Jin, Anne Lim Geok Kuan, Seah Dang Chui, Kit Tan Juat Lee, Tan Kian Por, Tan Swie Hian, Victor Tan Wee Tar, Tang Mun Kit, Teng Nee Cheong, Yeo Chee Kiong and 4 invited artists: Chew Piak Sa, Lee Boon Wang, Ong Kim Seng and Jimmy Quek Prabhakara.The exhibition will last for about one month from 13 December 2008 to 11 January 2009 at Telok Kurau Studios. Address: 91, Lorong J, Telok Kurau, Singapore 425985. Tel: 63486133. Admission is free.

I have submitted this painting for the exhibition.

Season of Celebration
Acrylic on canvas
112 x 86 cm
By Jimmy Quek Prabhakara

I have been looking high and low for three paintings that my customer inquired. The paintings were painted in 1996 to 1999, about 10 years ago. I thought I could easily find them, but it was not the case. At first I could not find two of them. Later I found out one more, because the actual size of the second painting was smaller than the size specification, it was my mistake. I still could not find the third painting. I knew that painting very well. I had a strong impression because of its strong colours and composition. I asked my self many times, Where? Where? Where? Where has it gone?

In the process of looking for the paintings, I found out few paintings that I had forgotten them if I did not see them. Here is one of them. Most likely I painted it in 2005 or 2006. I hope you enjoy this painting.

Tranquility. Acrylic on canvas. 30 x 36 inches.
Painting by Prabhakara Jimmy Quek. All Rights Reserved.

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