Exhibition Archive

Adrift in Colour

A Solo Exhibition by Valerie Ng

2018 UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore)
Bronze Award Winner, Established Artist Category

6 May – 4 July 2019
UOB Art Gallery, 80 Raffles Place UOB Plaza 1, Ground Floor

Adrift in Colour is a result of Ms Ng’s exploration of form and texture while reflecting on the way air and water flow around us. This exhibition features 15 abstract paintings inspired by the elements, colours and patterns in nature.

Working with oil on canvas, Ms Ng strives for a dynamic balance with a sense of mood and movement on the surface. Look closely to see various small marks (or details), then step back to see the larger strokes which create a flow across the paintings. Through her abstract expressionist style paintings, Ms Ng invites you to experience the sensation of colour and dreamlike journeys.

The exhibition also includes a series of paintings that imagines the connection between earth and sky by the rhythm of colour.

All artworks except for the winning artwork, Into the Ether, are available for sale.

UOB is the organiser and sponsor of Adrift in Colour.

Adrift in Blue
Oil on canvas
122 x 158cm

Highlights of the Exhibition

Air Vines
122 x 153cm

77 x 95cm, 77 x 95cm (diptych)

112 x 112cm

About the Artist

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Ms Valerie Ng is a two-time winner of the UOB Painting of the Year (POY) competition. She clinched First Prize in the Abstract Category of the 2004 UOB POY (Singapore) competition, and was awarded Bronze in the competition’s Established Artist Category in 2018.

Ms Ng has taken part in solo and group exhibitions in Singapore and the region. She has also completed multiple residency programmes across the globe, from New Zealand to Iceland.

Her works have been auctioned by Larasati Auctioneers in Singapore and can be found in corporate and private collections in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Mexico, Germany and Sweden.

Her Winning Artwork

2018 UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore)
Bronze Award, Established Artist Category

Into the Ether
Oil on canvas
158 x 122cm

Into the Ether is made up of intertwining colour variations that are carved into shape. They glide through, interconnect, break off and converge; the streamlines and geological curves create slow shifting forms that seem to expand and move across the surface of the artwork.

Here, the fluidity of the colour networks and paths result in an abstract, interweaving ecosystem that has a life and energy of its own. Into the Ether is an exploration of nature and a reflection of how creativity exists in the atmosphere, seen through the artist’s technique of instinctive mark making on the painting