ARTWORKS

BIOGRAPHY

CHUA EK KAY  逸溪  

Guangdong, China | 1947 – 2008

Chua Ek Kay has been hailed as the bridge between Asian and Western art remains an inspiration to many of his contemporaries as well as the rising generation of artists in Singapore. Chua Ek Kay’s work is grounded in a perfect balance of the various elements of Chinese art – calligraphy, classical poetry, painting and seal-carving, in tandem with the free expression of Western contemporary style. These elements can be clearly seen in Ek Kay’s hallmark Lotus and Street Scene series.

EDUCATION & AWARDS

1953    Migrated to Singapore

1989    Graduated from LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts (Advanced Diploma) 

1991    UOB 10th Painting of the Year Award (Grand Prize)

1995    Graduated from University of Western Sydney (MA (Hons) Visual Arts)

1999    Cultural Medallion Award, Singapore

EXHIBITIONS

Selected Solo Exhibition

2005    Yixi: Recent Paintings of Chua Ek Kay, ShangHai Art Museum, China

2001    Street Scenes Revisited - Soobin Gallery, Singapore

2000    Lyrical Spaces, Wetterling Teo Gallery, Singapore

1998    Master of the Wilderness, Art Forum, Singapore

1997    Color of Infinity, CHIJMES, Singapore

1995    Recent Works by Chua Ek Kay, University of Western Sydney, Australia

1992    Duality and Tension, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014    Nanyang Visionaries, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard, Singapore

2013    Singapore Showcase, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard, Singapore 

2013    Nanyang Inspirations, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard, Singapore

2012    Living with Art, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard, Singapore

2002    Timeless Space Damask Asia, London

2001    Asian Art Today 2001, Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore