Room by Isabelle Soh Min Hui


by Isabelle Soh Min Hui
Oil and acrylic
76.0 x 102.0 cm

Ms Isabelle Soh Min Hui’s Room is the design inspiration for the cover of this year’s Annual Report. The painting received the Gold Award for the Emerging Artist Category in the 2015 UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore) Competition. It is inspired by Ms Soh’s philosophy that “a room is not a room until you make it one”.

The artist creates a surreal world that defies the physical confines of a room. It compels the viewer to leave the predictable behind and to push beyond the boundaries of one’s imagination. In not allowing the mind to be boxed in, we leave the door open for new possibilities.

The UOB Painting of the Year Competition, now in its 34th year, promotes awareness and appreciation of art, and challenges artists to produce works that inspire audiences across Southeast Asia.