Chua Ek Kay. After the Rain. 2004. Collection of Singapore Art Museum
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.
General Admission Includes entry to DBS Singapore Gallery, UOB Southeast Asia Gallery, Wu Guanzhong Gallery, Chua Ek Kay Exhibition, Keppel Centre for Art Education
• $20 Non-Singaporeans
• $15 Concession holders and children between 7 and 12 years
• Free admission for Singapore Citizens/PRs and children 6 years and under