Artist: Tan Seng Kok
Title: 9th of August (9/8) #1
Medium: Mixed media on canvas (Acrylic with collage)
Size (cm): 90 x 140 (Diptych)
9th of August (9/8) #1 is inspired by the fireworks displayed during the National Day celebration in Singapore. The artist sees the brilliant vermillion and green flares for what they are; exploding minerals, crafted to resemble flowers bursting into full bloom in a fraction of a second.
Every 9th of August is a reminder that independence is valuable, and that every generation has contributed so much to creating what we have now. Through the artwork, the artist hopes that the viewers will see beyond the past, embrace the changes and appreciate the present.