Artist: Chua Ek Kay, (b.1947 China - 2008)
Title: My Haunt
Medium: Chinese Ink and Colour on Paper
Size (cm): 199.5 x 113.7 cm
My Haunt stands out as a significant contemporary Chinese ink painting for its simplicity of form and decisiveness of brushwork. A combination of emphatic, powerful strokes and feathery, sensitive ones in a single dominant colour produce a spectrum of visual rhythms. The artist's favourite haunts were the back-alleys of old Chinatown shophouses that he loved to paint. This interest evolved into the Street Scenes series for which he is well remembered.