Artist: Anthony Poon, (b.1945 Singapore – 2006)
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size (cm): 193.5 x 193.5 cm
Waves is part of an innovative series for which the late Anthony Poon is best known. He was unquestionably Singapore’s leading proponent of Geometric Abstraction. His paintings, exemplified by Waves, typically carried colours and forms of extreme simplicity and featured paint application and finishing that was precise and immaculate.
Mr Poon was a graduate of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore and the Bynam-Shaw School of Art in London. He was part of a group of artists who studied art overseas during the 1960s and then returned home advocating Abstract principles. By the 1990s he had become a central figure in corporate commissions for sculptures and paintings in public spaces. Mr Poon was conferred the prestigious Cultural Medallion in 1990, Singapore's highest award for those achieving artistic excellence.