UOB Art Gallery

UOB Art Gallery

UOB Art Gallery

Located at the lobby of UOB Plaza 1, the UOB Art Gallery provides a creative respite amid the hustle and bustle of Singapore’s Central Business District.

It is a place where members of the public can gather to appreciate works in the UOB Art Collection. From time to time, the gallery also features winning entries from the UOB Painting of the Year competition and solo exhibitions by the competition’s alumni artists.

We hope you take the time to visit the UOB Art Gallery and enjoy the artworks on display there.

The UOB Art Gallery can be found at UOB Plaza 1, 80 Raffles Place, Singapore 048624


What’s on showcase now?

Freedom by Abu Jalal Sarimon

2017 UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore)
Established Artist Category, Gold Award Winner

“We all have a choice to see things as they are; or look beyond the surface to understand the deeper meaning behind the canvas. Freedom comes with that choice.”- Abu Jalal Sarimon

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2017 UOB Painting of the Year, Singapore
Established Artist Category, Gold Award
Triumph Over Heavy Blows
Acrylic on canvas
90 x 120 cm

15 March – 16 April 2018
UOB Art Gallery, 80 Raffles Place, UOB Plaza 1

Freedom (Acrylic on canvas) - Abu Jalal Sarimon
Freedom
Acrylic on canvas
120 x 110 cm

Freedom, the solo exhibition by Abu Jalal Sarimon explores the boundaries and responsibilities of being free to express one’s thoughts. Be it through his imagination, ideas and interactions,

Abu Jalal encourages viewers to evaluate the hidden meanings behind each of his artwork. A graduate from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Abu Jalal enjoys working with acrylic as a medium for it allows him to layer his works; creating a variation of textures and strong lines.

Beyond the bright colours and seemingly simple and candid compositions, Abu Jalal believes that each artwork is an avenue to share and challenge the viewer’s natural and pre-conceived perceptions of our diverse worlds with distinctive cultures.

Artworks on exhibition at Freedom, solo art exhibition by Abu Jalal Sarimon

Power Play
Power Play
Acrylic on canvas
120 x 120 cm

In a Male Dominated Society
In a Male Dominated Society  
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 120 cm

Green - I found Gold in a Concrete Jungle
Green – I found Gold in a Concrete Jungle  
Acrylic on canvas
120 x 105 cm

About the Artist
Abu Jalal Sarimon
The Social Commentator-cum-Artist

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Mr Abu Jalal Sarimon is the Gold Award winner at the 2017 UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore).Abu Jalal’s artworks are a manifestation of his observations, ideas and imagination. His artworks center primarily on the discourse of human cultural sensibilities. Characterised by his sense of humour and wit, Abu Jalal’s artworks span from depicting caricatures with hidden satirical messages to the abstract with inspirational messages.

Driven by his sharp observation and bold artistic application, Abu Jalal’s artworks take on a common theme binding his fundamental concerns and hope towards society, the environment and humanities.

Abu Jalal is an active leader and participant in the local art community. He is the founder of the TUJU Art Group, an executive director of the Singapore Modern Art Society and a senior member of the Singapore Malay Artists of Various Resources.

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