NAFA alumnus Low Hai Hong presents nature-inspired works at solo exhibition

12 August - 27 August 2017
Lim Hak Tai Gallery, NAFA Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189655

Of Flowers & Trees: Works by Low Hai Hong
12 to 27 August 2017
Lim Hak Tai Gallery
NAFA Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189655
11am - 7pm
Closed on Mondays
Free Admission

Exhibition Opening (by invitation only)
Friday, 11 August 2017, 6pm
Lim Hak Tai Gallery

Guest of Honour:
Dr Tor Lam Huat, Chairman, Modern Confucianism Foundation

The Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) is proud to present “Of Flowers & Trees: Works by Low Hai Hong”, an exhibition of artworks by the established visual artist and NAFA alumnus in his latest solo exhibition. Low, who was born in Indonesia in 1941, trained at the Academy under renowned local pioneer artist Georgette Chen, specialising in Western Painting. During his time as a full-time artist, he has held numerous solo exhibitions both locally and abroad, in countries including Singapore, Malaysia and Beijing. He has also been President of the NAFA Alumni Association for the past 7 years.

Featured at this exhibition are more than 40 of Low’s nature-inspired oil paintings which have been produced throughout his 25-year career as a full-time artist. Paying careful attention to colours, forms and strokes, Low expertly captures the distinct qualities of light and atmosphere in his paintings of flowering shrubs and autumnal trees, effectively bringing his thoughts and observations of his surroundings to life.

The works on display include impressionistic renderings of luxuriant gardens, ponds and parks, many of which were largely inspired by the artist’s travels around the world throughout his artistic career. Also showcased at this exhibition are landscapes produced by Low during his arts residency in 2001 at the NAFA-owned art studios in the famed Cité International des Arts in Paris.

Annex 1 - Selected works and details
Annex 2 - Artist’s biography

Gallery

Low Hai Hong

Morning at Pont Marie (巴黎之晨), Oil on Canvas, 60cm x 66cm, 2005

Low Hai Hong

Waterlily (莫愁湖), Oil on Paper, 45cm x 52cm, 2007

Low Hai Hong

The Lotus Pond in Autumn (残荷), Oil on Canvas, 60cm x 80cm, 2008

Low Hai Hong

The Botanic Garden Series (盛放的季节), Oil on Canvas, 76cm x 61cm, 2016