Artist: Raymond Lau Poo Seng, (b.1968, Singapore)
Title: Echoes of the Window (I)
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size (cm): 114.5 x 148.0 cm
In art and literature, a window bears associations with freedom and opportunities. In Echoes of the Window (I), it is not just the window that is the focus but also the distinctive blue wall with which it is partnered. Both are rendered in Mr Lau's characteristic expressive style - brushwork that is energetic and unrestrained and the use of vibrant, emotive colours. His wall, punctuated by a single hopeful window, exudes character and history with its peeling paint and roughened and marked surfaces. The painting leaves itself open to opposing interpretations making the viewer wonder if he is looking in or out.