The winning paintings from the 34th UOB Painting of the Year competition are currently on showcase at the UOB Art Gallery
UOB presented the 2015 UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year award to Indonesian artist, Mr Anggar Prasetyo, for his painting titled Exploitation of Fish. It depicts the disregard for environmental consequences of overfishing, which has vastly depleted the ocean’s reserves. The combination of different techniques such as moulding, spraying and acrylic painting results in an embossed design and a relief effect on the painting’s flat canvas. The UOB Painting of the Year awards ceremony was held on 4 November 2015 at the historic Capitol Theatre.
The painting impressed the judges with its innovative technique and strong narrative on the erosion of natural resources conveyed through the use of symbols. The 42-year old’s winning painting was among the four winning entries from the 2015 UOB Painting of the Year country competitions held in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. This is the second consecutive year that an Indonesian artist has won the top regional award.
UOB’s commitment to art began in Singapore more than 40 years ago, which later extended to across Southeast Asia as the Bank built its network in the region. Its flagship UOB Painting of the Year programme underscores this commitment.
Please visit UOB Plaza One at 80 Raffles Place, Singapore to view the 2015 UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year as well as the rest of the winning paintings from the competition.