In conjunction with the Singapore Art Week 2024, Confluence Art Space proudly presents Hues of the Same River, an exhibition featuring 13 paintings of old and modern Singapore showcasing the city state’s transformation over time. Art lovers can catch the exhibition from 12 to 28 January 2024 at the gallery, located at 2 Havelock Road, #02-29 Havelock 2, Singapore 059763.
Hues of the Same River is a direct reference to the Singapore River, the historic heart of the island nation that is a key component of the Singapore story. The exhibition’s focus on watercolour paintings is deliberate, with the fluidity of the medium linked to the same element as the River. The title of the exhibition also relates to the two local watercolour masters featured; like how a mighty river has its source upstream, Cultural Medallion recipient and second-generation artist Ong Kim Seng is highly inspired by the late pioneer watercolourist Gog Sing Hooi.
In Hues of the Same River, we have the rare opportunity to experience Singapore through the eyes of two watercolour maestros from two different generations. Gog presents scenes of Singapore in the 1980s that some of us have never seen, while Ong’s creations demonstrate how the Little Red Dot has modernised while preserving precious elements of the past. While the colours of Singapore today differ from those of decades ago, the city continues to exude a unique charm.
Venue: Confluence Art Space, 2 Havelock Road, #02-29 Havelock 2, Singapore 059763
When: 12 - 28 Jan 2024,