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Yu Loon Ching
Paddy field, 2016

Ink on Paper
102 x 61cm


Starting his official art career at an age of 83, Yu Loon Ching showcases his gallant approach to the practice. Yu has been active in making art throughout his life, creating pieces of masterful works despite being a self-taught artist. This passion for art is engraved in his resilience in the use of delicate ball-point pen strokes to create an alluring visual. Yu pioneered this new method of art making - a new ‘painting’ style that obtains influence from the impressionist and pointillist artists. With lines, dapples and stipples, Yu recreates landscape sceneries native to Southeast-Asia, relieving the spirit of the place where he was born and bred. Paddy Field is an earnest work by the experienced and accomplished artist that captures these essence.

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    Born in Sarawak, Yu is a self-taught second-generation artist who moved to Singapore in 1966.But he started to paint seriously here only after winning a silver award with his painting, Six Faithful Dogs, under the Emerging Artist Category in the UOB Painting of the Year competition two years ago.Yu was active in the Sarawak art scene in the 1950s when he was secretary of the Kuching Art Club, before coming to work here 60 years ago as assistant director with the then Singapore Tourist Promotion Board. Read More

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