Siang Hoi painted Marina Bay from an old photo which he took in the past and drew it. In the past, he liked to visit different places in Singapore to find inspirations because he likes to paint scenery and buildings. He was inspired to paint Marina Bay because it had a very nice sunset background which is a very beautiful place in Singapore. As he can't see very well now, he has to paint it very slowly.
Ng Siang Hoi (1947)
25.5CM X 25.5CM
Siang Hoi's love for nostalgia translates itself into numerous paintings of the Lion City's skylines, ethnic enclaves and Chinese junk. A VSA(S) artist popular with tourists, private collectors and corporations, Siang Hoi often plays with his representation of building facades to better capture the essence of the street and the architectural presence of individual buildings. "Art is a means for me to communicate with people. I enjoy painting buildings, especially the disappearing scenes of Singapore such as old Chinatown and around the Singapore River. I get my inspiration from postcards and old photographs. I will also visit the places I want to paint whenever I have the time," he says.