Anthony Chua Say Hua
Bustling Day I , 2015
Ink and Color on Rice Paper
103 x 104 cm
The coloured splashes of paint that are layered on top of sepia tones inject energy and life into the painting. Awnings of shophouses and shuttered windows are highlighted with a pop of red, or brilliant turquoise - adding depth to the painting and showcasing the narrow alleys amidst shophouses. Through a frenzy of brushstrokes, Anthony Chua Say Hua effortlessly depicts familiar spaces in a nostalgic and contemporary manner.
He shares a studio space with fellow Singaporean contemporary artist, Hong Sek Chern, who he is married to.