2019 UOB Painting of the Year


Highly Commended
Emerging Artist Category


Artist: Liao Liyao
Title: Five Parks on a Passenger, Passing by a Sunny Morning on a Train
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size (cm): 61 x 182 (Diptych)

Why do things look “out of context”?

Very often, we define meaning and function for the spaces around us. These definitions determine what is intangible, meaningless and non-order, and at the same time confine us to certain activities and mentalities. When we take people and their actions outside that constructed space, suddenly nothing seems to make sense.

The artist hopes to challenge the viewer’s mindset through her artwork.

Artist’s Bio

Liao Liyao

Liao Liyao

Ms Liao is currently in the Art Elective Programme at Hwa Chong Institution. She is interested in the value of art as a distinctively visual source of knowledge and seeks to create unique aesthetic and cognitive experiences through the manipulation of various artistic mediums.