As part of UOB’s ongoing efforts to raise the awareness and appreciation of Southeast Asian art, the artworks featured in Art In Story of the UOB Art Explorer are part of the Bank’s four-decade old UOB Art Collection consisting of more than 2,400 works of art from Asia Pacific and Europe.
Through Art In Story, the Bank hopes to bring the story of each artwork to life, and to convey social messages such as #StayHome, Unity and Resilience to the communities, bringing positivity to all during these challenging times.
3 May 2020
Every morning is a new beginning, bringing positivity and opportunities.
“Mata Puteh" by Wee Shoo Leong, winner of 1988 UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore), Certificate of Distinction Award, depicts his belief in harmonious existence as well as the simplicity and bliss in life. The various everyday objects set themselves against a blank background, giving the artwork clarity and a sense of harmony.
10 April 2020
Ah Ma’s Kitchen by Yeo Tze Yang, a painter of Singaporean life and our 2016 UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore) Silver Award winner, depicts a familiar place where he frequents – his grandmother’s kitchen. It shows the way of life for many of us.
29 March 2020
Depth, strength and unity of familial ties are displayed in “I Thought, We Can Stay Strong Like Stones” by 2017 UOB Painting of the Year (Malaysia) top winner, Chok Yue Zan. The rocks carved in the shape of people stand resilient amid swaying foliage, cloudy skies and rolling waters. It signifies the fortitude and determination to weather change and volatility.