Elephants Crossing the Water

by Tang Kok Soo

Mixed media
121 x 160 cm

Mr Tang Kok Soo’s Elephants Crossing the Water is the inspiration for the design of this year’s Annual Report. The abstract painting of a herd of elephants crossing a river received the Gold Award for the Established Artist Category in the 2016 UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore) Competition.

With each step forward, the steady and strong-willed elephants make their journey as one, advancing with purpose and determination whatever the terrain. Elephants Crossing the Water symbolises strength in unity and celebrates the focus and wherewithal needed to stay the course.

The UOB Painting of the Year Competition, in its 35th year in 2016, promotes awareness and appreciation of art, and challenges Southeast Asian artists to produce works that inspire.