The Sultan Mosque, Singapore, 2013
Ink on Rice Paper, 46 x 35 cm
USD 1,200 – 1,700
About the artwork
An artist that maintains a balance between Western sketching techniques and oriental fluidity, Anthony Chua Say Hua creates enigmatic scenes in ink, which add substantial effects to his forms. He approaches the depiction of his subject matter with spontaneity, channelling his personality through expressive strokes of brush on rice paper.
About the artist
Born in Singapore in 1966, Chua Say Hua is a recipient of the Chen Chong Swee Scholarship and the Philippe Charriol Foundation Scholarship. He graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (1989-92) and furthered his art education at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia (1993-94) as well as the Goldsmiths College in London (1996-97). Chua did his art residency at Vermont Studio Centre, Johnson, USA and has won numerous distinction and highly commended awards in competitions in the past decades and, in 2001, was awarded the prestigious Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council. Chua has always straddled his art practices in between Eastern and Western art so as to combine the best of both cultures. His unique contemporary Chinese ink paintings are informed in Western Modernist aesthetics while employing the logic and philosophy of traditional Chinese ink painting medium.