Eugene started to learn painting when he was 11 years old. Although he has art training during his primary school days, he did not touch brushes for more than 10 years after his major spinal cord surgery in 1981, which resulted him to being a paraplegic and wheel-cahir bound. In this painting, Eugene was inspired by what he says everyday "Concrete Jungle". In Singapore, wherever we go, we see different buildings, such as flats, tall buildings, shop houses, which are all built beautifully and harmoniously. using an impressionist style, he depicted all the different buildings being put together, showing that people can live in harmony regardless of race, religion, languagem likes and preferences. Although Singapore is a concrete jungle, Eugene find comfort living in a city like Singapore and could not imagine living in countryside, especially with his disability. Therefore, this is the beuaty of Singapore's cityscape.
Eugene Soh Yew Lin (1963)
60CM X 60CM
*Artwork does not come with frame.
Eugene is a self-trained artist with a BA in Mathematics from the National University of Singapore. Eugene admires the artistic style of Van Gogh and Raymond Lau. To him, art is everywhere: from the depository of his memories of travelling with his wife to the expression of his deep faith in God, the mainstay of his artistic inspiration. Eugene was one of the 13 VSA artists selected for the 1999 Maybank-VSA Pair With An Artist Programme, with Singapore artist Raymond Lau, as his mentor. In 2000, Eugene was also one of the 7 VSA artists chosen to participate in the Hakaren Gallery-VSA “Five Elements” exhibition at Sheraton Towers (Singapore). The model for the 1994 “Disabled But Not Unable” National Disability Campaign organised by the National Council of Social Service, Eugene does not let anything slow him down.