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Oil pastel and chinese ink on paper
42cm x 59.4cm
Muhammad Naufal Azhari Bin Jasmi (15, Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive School)

Our students find inspiration for their art everywhere. On a school trip to the National Gallery of SIngapore, Naufal was drawn to the sight of some cats playing by the Singapore River. They looked like they were having so much fun! A cat lover, Naufal was inspired to etch this moment on paper during art class. He introduced a balance of order and chaos through texture and colour, using oil pastel and ink, and experimented with positive and negative space. The artwork is titled Kucinta, a Singapore cat breed whose name is derived from a hybrid of two Malay words: kuching (cat) and cinta (love). Kucinta also means “I love”, with ku being short for aku.