A Passage through Light and Colour is a showcase of 30 oil paintings by modern painter, Teo Kim Liong. The exhibition features landscape scenes painted both locally and abroad as well as still life compositions. Each scene is a passage steeped in exuberant strokes and rich, vivid colours, encapsulating the brilliancy of nature in its fine detail and delicate control.
Born in 1938 in Johor, Malaysia, Teo has immersed in art-making for over five decades. He received his diploma from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1956; B.Sc. (Honours) from the University of Singapore in 1961; Research Scholar Certificate from the Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing in 1995; and Master of Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London in 1998.
Teo’s repertoire is marked by influences of Post-impressionist art. In one landscape scene he melds the technique of pointillism with a fauvist palette, while another appears naturalistic with the visible adjustment from light to shade. As elucidated by Teo himself,
“I paint the effects of lights acted upon the colors, curves and shapes of the human body; I paint the effects on nature, of the sun in the tropics, or of the four-seasons in temperate countries. On location-painting, I find that time constraint, atmosphere and adverse weather conditions can produce works with much power and immediacy.”
Venue: artcommune gallery, 231 Bain Street #03-39 / #02-43, Bras Basah Complex, Singapore 180231
When: 14 - 22 Aug 2015, 12noon - 7pm