Chin Chun Wah

Back Lane, Singapore, 1979
Water Colour on Paper, 50 x 66 cm

USD 3,500 – 4,900


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About the artwork

LP Chin Chun Wah renders his visions of Singapore in watercolour and marker pen, creating picturesque images that embody the living spirit of the streets they depict. In this work from the 1970s, the artist pays tribute to the daily life of the city’s residents, bringing the back lanes into the foreground. Even the most trivial tasks of human existence are rendered extraordinary in this beautiful revival of memories of the past.

About the artist

Chin Chun Wah was a founding member of the Singapore Watercolour Society in 1969 and a budding artist that lead several art groups here in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was known for his sketches in pen and wash - a painting technique using marker pens and watercolours to depict scenes with light, deft strokes rendered within minutes. After graduating, he worked briefly at the former Radio and Television, Singapore, the Culture Ministry, as well as the Housing and Development Board as an artist and designer. He gave up painting when he joined developer Far East Organization as its advertising manager in 1977. He won first prize in the Parks and Recreation's logo design competition and a year earlier in 1976, attained the third prize in an art competition organized by OCBC Bank in conjunction with the completion of its skyscraper in Chulia Street. He retired from Far East in 1999 and became an avid golfer.

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