A Junction on Rochor Road is made after Chua’s return from post-graduate studies in Australia. Here, with the use of the technique of expressive ink and calligraphic strokes, Chua distorts the subject such that the image is at threat of dissolving into fragmentary chaos of patchy stains. The painting balances precariously between representation and abstraction, and in the latter respect, attribute to its treatment the formal influences of Abstract Expressionism. Physical dimensions of original: 975 x 844 mm.
This digital copy © National Library Board Singapore 2008. The original work © Chua Ek Kay, 1999.