Artist: Lim Poh Teck, (b.1963, Singapore)
Medium: Acrylic and Collage on Canvas
Size (cm): 181.0 x 181.0 cm
This work is an imaginative portrait of a city that is teeming with life and energy. Concerned with environmental issues and the alienation experienced by young people, Dr Lim depicts what he sees as the chaos of modern life in an intriguing variety of organic symbols. The artificial appears to have cross-fertilised with organic matter resulting in geometric shapes fused with vegetal forms. Dr Lim's signature technique of applying colourful paint in tiny, meticulous strokes produces a sense of density and rhythm.