2019 UOB Painting of the Year


Emerging Artist Category


Artist: Ho Su San
Title: The Moon Swimmers
Medium: Oil on wood
Size (cm): 54 x 124.5

Growing up in the coastal town of Kuala Sepetang (Port Weld) in Perak, the artist has always been intrigued by the relationship between the moon and rising tides. As a child, the people in her town were always preoccupied with the cycle of the moon to help them determine if a flood is going to happen. Painted with oil on wood, The Moon Swimmers is a recollection of the artist’s childhood memories of extraordinary floods that occur during the full moon in her hometown.

Artist’s Bio

Ho Su San

Ho Su San

Ms Ho won the second prize in the Tanjung Heritage Art Competition in 2013 and the consolation prize in Spotlight, a youth art competition organised by the Penang Art District in 2018. She has participated in group exhibitions including exhibitions held at the Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery.