Chua Ek Kay: After The Rain

Chua Ek Kay: After The Rain
  • DATE

    Nov 26, 2015 - May 3, 2016

  • Venue

    National Gallery Singapore

    61 Stamford Road
    #04–01 Stamford Court
    Singapore 178892
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Chua Ek Kay (1947 – 2008) was one of Singapore’s leading ink painters. His first show, in 1988, was a success, and within two decades of becoming a full-time artist, he enjoyed a level of acclaim that few other artists in Singapore had. After the Rain is a reflection of Chua’s artistic journey.

He had a clear affinity with water, often referring to watery reflections, lotus ponds or rain in his paintings. Water also alludes to the potential for growth and renewal after adversity, which is a reflection of Chua’s artistic journey.

It reminds us that although his practice has come to an end, his paintings have an afterlife, inspiring and captivating future audiences.

This exhibition commemorates the significant donation of 38 works by the artist’s family to the National Collection in 2010 – 2011.