2018 UOB Painting of the Year

Untitled (Kings Blue Light, Cadmium Yellow, Naples Yellow Red, Cadmium Red)

Silver
Emerging Artist Category
Singapore

 

Artist: Teo Si Ru, Jamie
Title: Untitled (Kings Blue Light, Cadmium Yellow, Naples Yellow Red, Cadmium Red)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size (cm): 80 x 60

Untitled (Kings Blue Light, Cadmium Yellow, Naples Yellow Red, Cadmium Red) is at first glance a soothing image of colours blended into a sea of calm, but upon closer inspection, presents an opportunity to explore deeper the concepts of the elusive and the intangible.

By creating a work that lacks a central focus without a balanced composition, the artist encourages the viewer’s eyes to move across the canvas constantly, allowing them to explore the colours presented in front of them. The inability to focus thus prompts the viewers to contemplate the intangible in-between state of seeing and experiencing, letting them linger longer in their introspection of the work.

Artist’s Bio

Teo Si Ru, Jamie

Teo Si Ru, Jamie

Ms Teo graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore in 2017 and was a recipient of the Winston Oh Travel Award. She is interested in investigating the sense of sight through exploring ideas of colours and visual perception in relation to abstract paintings.