Malaysian painter Khoo Sui Hoe graduated from NAFA in 1961. In 1974, he obtained a grant from the John D Rockefeller 3rd Fund to study the development of post-war art in the US. His works have often been filled with dream like figures, based on his own thoughts and observations of life and the environment through his poetic distillations.
Since 1982, he has made a home in the US, but continues to shuttle between Peninsula Malaysia and North America. Khoo continues to travel around the world, exhibiting and attending exchanges with fellow artists. On his sojourns he also seeks new inspirations for his art. His latest offering is redefined by size, imagination and compositional considerations. Evocative figures in strange postures and surreal landscapes come together on oversized canvases as large as 2.4m across and 1.7m in height, echoing the artist’s subconscious as a man of two worlds, a Southeast Asian and global citizen.
Venue: NAFA Galleries 1 & 2, 80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189655
When: 25 Jul - 16 Aug 2015, 11am - 7pm (Open on National Day Weekend. Closed on Mondays.)