A friend retuned some books to me last week. One of the books was an art book: Change 20 Singapore Artists, A Decade Of Their Work. This book had been with him for 5 years.
This is a 240 page coffee-table edition featuring 220 full colour plates and 21 colour portraits of the Singapore Artists. They are Teo Eng Seng, Ng Eng Teng, Thomas Yeo, Yeo Siak Goon, One Kim Seng, Ng Yak Whee, Wan Soon Kam, Prabhakara Jimmy Quek (myself), Teng Nee Cheong, Siew Hock Meng, Low Puay Hua, Leo Hee-Tong, Ghoo Keng Kwang, Lee Boon Wang, Kuan Soong, Lee Hock Moh, Tay Bak Koi, Tan Choh Tee, Foo Chee San and Ang Ah Tee.
(A photo of the art book printed with my paintings.)
This book was an exciting volume documented the above mentioned 20 selected artists in Singapore at that time, it traced the artists’ development and it offered rare insight into their creative output of the remarkable diversity of styles and media which was best represented the Singapore art scene in 1991.
I had a few good browses of the book since the day it was returned to me. The aerial view painting featured there reminded me of my aerial view paintings that I had painted in late 80’s and early 90’s. Aerial View was one of the subjects that I loved to paint. (One of my Aerial View paintings titled Golden Land 1995 was collected by Singapore Art Museum.)
I still love painting Aerial View. Without delay I worked on two small 8″ x 8″ empty canvases. I enjoyed the play of colours that created space and depth on the surface of the paintings. Below a photo of the paintings that I have painted.
Aerial View 1 & 2. 2009. Acrylic on canvas. 8 x 8 inches.
By Jimmy Quek Prabhakara.
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