One Nation, One People, One Singapore

One Nation, One People, One Singapore

SKU: ESYL/21/08/03

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 paraplegic and
wheelchair-bound. This painting was inspired by our Singapore's National Day every August. Eugene often visit the padang area
during National Day period to see the fireworks and this place was where we always celebrate Singapore's Birthday. Being a
memorable place to him, he decided to paint this to show how Singapore has made in through the many years of independence
and prosperity. He hope through the painting, Singaporeans could see the nation's spirit and be proud to live in Singapore. "Be part
of Singapore to grow together", quoted Eugene.


Eugene Soh Yew Lin (1963)


60CM X 50CM

  • Artist Biography

    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.