Cityscape of Singapore
Inspired by God's gift of life, the beautiful skyline of the Cityscape of Singapore, which Raymond had captured, is filled with nostalgia and vitality. When Raymond created this painting of a local cityscape in Singapore, the artist explored using different brush strokes and techniques. Working on this monumental size artwork was a challenge for the artist and tolled on his body. Hence, before he starts, the artist will pray to God to seek his guidance and give him strength before working on this masterpiece.
Through his paintings, Raymond hopes to share this message with everyone looking at his painting "Be bold, be yourself, believe you are a gift, no matter who you are!".
Raymond Lau Poo Seng (1968)
Acrylic on Canvas (Unframed)
152 X 152CM
Raymond belongs to a new and emerging generation of Singaporean artists at the forefront of Singapore’s evolution into a Renaissance city. A vocal and colourful individual, he excels in both realist and abstract renditions in oil and acrylic. For Raymond, painting is therapeutic as it helps him find peace and fullness. Hence, it is not surprising that his body of work reveals a gentler, softer side of an outwardly bold and brassy individual. Raymond received a BA in Fine Art from the University of Tasmania. He was honoured with the UOB Painting of the Year award in 1993 and the National Arts Council Young Artist Award in 2001. His works can be found in the collections of President S.R. Nathan, Ambassador-at-Large, Professor Tommy Koh, Professor Arthur Lim, Mr Tan Swie Hian, Ms Chng Seok Tin, Singapore Management University, United Overseas Bank and the National Arts Council.