Dreamscape - A Solo Exhibition by Lee Kow Fong May 31 2016, 0 Comments
Eye Art Gallery is pleased to present “Dreamscape”, an art exhibition showcasing a series of childhood themed paintings by artist Lee Kow Fong. His debut solo visual arts exhibition will feature about 50 paintings, executed using the watercolour, acrylic and gouache medium. Lee, more fondly known as Ah Guo ( 阿果) , is known for his quirky and distinct aesthetics. His paintings illustrate the idyllic moments of childhood set against the backdrop of nature.
The subjects are seen engaged in various activities, in a surrealistic background filled with nature inspired motifs - delicate flowers blooming, candy-coloured clouds, calming blue seas, star-filled skies and willowy trees.
Ah Guo uses vibrant colours to portray the joys of childhood. His bright and pastel coloured paintings convey a sense of freshness and a deep appreciation for the beauty all around him. The colours also reflect his changing moods. He uses pastel colours for a soft, lively mood. Sometimes he chooses subdued tones for a quiet mood. The darker shades echo a forlorn sense of loneliness.
Like a dreamer, Ah Guo has many dreams on his wishlist. He had hoped to collaborate with an art gallery to organise his solo art exhibition and to be recognised as a visual artist. Certainly, his dreams are being fulfilled and taking flight. Just like fairy tales, he is soaring high on eagle’s wings.
About the Artist Lee Kow Fong graduated with a BA (Hons) from the National University of Singapore and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpretation from the Nanyang Technological University. He received his MA in Children’s Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, UK in 2011. He is actively involved in the promotion and creation of children’s picture books in Singapore.