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Subject:
Personalities>>Biographies>>Authors>>Cultural Medallion Recipients
Arts>>Visual Arts>>Painting
Language:
English
Audience:
Adults|Young People
Type:
Video Recording
File Details:
471652 KB, 1 videorecording : (16 min 46 sec.) : sd., col. video/x-msvideo
Abstract:
Produced in May 2007, this video is probably the last recording on Chua Ek Kay, one of Singapore’s leading Chinese ink painter, before his passing on in 2008. The video shows Chua in interview and at work in his studio, demonstrating his art and producing a range of his prolific works in Chinese ink brush painting. The commentator examines and explains the influences and inspiration on Chua’s life and art, his art training as well as his exposition and techniques, including his practice of fusing eastern and western traditions in his art. Viewers will be able to get a glimpse, from the video, of Chua’s Signature Street Scene Series, Lotus Pond Series, Reflections Series and Chao (or Grass) Series, as well as photographs of Singapore street scenes from which Chua translated into his paintings. In the concluding footages, Chua shared how he felt when he was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 1999, in recognition of his achievements.
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