Street Scene - Kitchener Lane
Raymond painted Kitchener Lane because it was the place he grew up at, near Geylang Lorong 25. His childhood life and stories used to be there, so this painting captures all the memories he had which has sentimental value to him. It is also a happy place that he had been through in his life that is worth celebrating about. In this painting, he broke away from his usual brush painting and incorporated traditional Chinese and modern way painting. He used Chinese ink and acrylic to create and instead of brush, he used different roller and wettechniques. So, he explore the new painting into his artwork. The designs done were not within his control and it is very spontaneous. His artwork is inspired by the artist from Paris. His intention behind his artwork is to use method to create the street scene of Singapore. He hopes to share this message to everyone looking at his painting “Be bold, be yourself, believe you are a gift, no matter who you are!".
Raymond Lau Poo Seng (1968)
61CM X 91.5CM
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.