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"Art is not what you see but what you make others sees"
- Edgar Degas

Art In Colour

Unleash your imagination through the winning artworks of the UOB Painting of the Year competition. Create your own story…
Endless Love by Kit Tan
Endless Love is a visual treasure-trove of the Kit’s memories of her mother and exudes warmth and optimism.
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Berbagi Cerita (Sharing Stories) by Tito Tyramei
Berbagi Cerita (Sharing Stories) depicts a fish whispering to a child about the increasing high levels of ocean pollution.
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Three Worlds by Yang Kaiwen
Inspired by one of the world's famous graphic artists, Maurits Cornelis Escher, Three Worlds imagines isolation in a surrealistic setting.
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Movement of Earth by Byun Si Jae
Movement of Earth focuses on the relationship between nature and architecture, and bridges the two elements through the use of ink and acrylic on layers of transparent silk.
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Wind-Up Toys by Pairin Pupradup
Wind-Up Toys reminisces the simple pleasures the artist has of his childhood toys and the childlike feelings of happiness, innocence and imagination.
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Persistent Problems by Apiwat Banler
Persistent Problems features a network of highways, trains and cars, tightly bound together in a knot as they intersect and overlap with one another.
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Ah Ma’s Kitchen by Yeo Tze Yang
Ah Ma’s Kitchen depicts a scene Mr Yeo has known since young and still frequents – his grandmother’s kitchen. The painting encapsulates the way his grandmother lives and the person that she is; it is ultimately a portrait of his grandmother, a picture of life, warmth and familiarity.
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Super Strength in Unity by Thongmai Thepram
Super Strength in Unity shows the importance of unity regardless of individual differences. The artist used forms and colours symbolically in place of the ‘self’ to represent the different superheroes found in individuals.
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Painting of the Year

Driven by a passion to encourage talented artists in their creative pursuits, UnitedOverseas Bank (UOB) started the Painting of the Year competition in Singapore in 1982.Today, the annual art competition is the longest-running in Singapore and one of the most prestigious in Southeast Asia.
Held in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, the UOB Painting of the Year competition has helped to uncover a new generation of Southeast Asian artists and contributed to greater awareness and appreciation of art.

Mr Goh Beng Kwan, one of Singapore’s masters of modern art, was the inaugural winner of the competition in 1982. Mr Goh went on to receive Singapore’s most distinguished art award, the Cultural Medallion, in 1989. Other well-known artist who won the competition are the late Mr Anthony Poon and Mr Chua Ek Kay in 1983 and1991 respectively. Both artists are recipients of the Singapore Cultural Medallion.
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