By The Sea
Chinese ink on rice paper
72.5cm x 35cm
Ho Seok Kee (Silver, Established Artist Category, 2018 UOB Painting of the Year competition)
Hassanah Binte Kazali (17 years old, Rainbow Centre Talent Art Programme)
Nuralysya Binte Abdul Hamid (17 years old, Rainbow Centre Talent Art Programme)
The delicate strokes of this ink painting depicts a water village in Jurong Lake, adapted from a scene found while browsing through image archives that resonated with the three artists. Such villages on stilts, known in Malay as kelong, were the heart of fishing communities in old Singapore. This fusion of architecture from Singapore’s early history with Chinese painting techniques breathes new life to a scene long forgotten.