Vincent Hoisington (1924-1972) was a self-taught painter who became a prominent figure in the Singapore art community during the country’s nation-building years. He worked in various medias and genres throughout his career – executing landscapes, still life and figurative scenes in ink, charcoal and oil, and composing abstract aluminium forms glazed in enamel and polyurethane. Hoisington’s works reflected the rapid economic development and urbanisation sweeping across Singapore, deviating from the nostalgic themes of his Nanyang School contemporaries. Hoisington was at the peak of his career when he passed away in 1972, at the age of 48.
The exhibition brings together ten works from various private collections in Singapore, half of which are on loan. Described as an artist who fell through the cracks, the Hoisington exhibition offers a different perspective to the story of modern Singaporean art in the 1960s and 70s.
Opening reception: 19 July 2019, Friday, 6 pm
Venue: The Modern Space, 315 Outram Road, #05-04, Singapore 169074
When: 19 Jul - 23 Aug 2019,