Brush Diary is a showcase of architect-turned-art teacher Tay Zhiyong’s works as he learns to paint in watercolour. The landscapes in this debut exhibition feature scenes that Zhiyong had chanced upon as he went about his daily business of living. Some are quite photogenic, most are not, others were born of fleeting glimpses and some only emerged with patient observation. Unlike plein-air watercolour paintings or on-site sketches, Zhiyong judiciously re-interprets and re-represents his subjects through carefully-executed studio painting using his own lens and methodical planning. Faithful to his medium, he always expresses brush, water, paint and subject simultaneously on paper with delicate balance. Zhiyong’s nuanced and restrained painting approach imbues his random scenes with a quiet, contemplative air of dignity.
Venue: Utterly Art Exhibition Space, 20B Mosque Street (Level 3), Singapore 059500
Hours: By appointment, Tel: 94872006 or 62262605 (Keng Hock)
When: 3 - 29 Jan 2019,
By: Utterly Art