Artist: Wee Shoo Leong, (b.1958, Singapore)
Title: Yuen (Affinity)
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size (cm): 86.2 x 109.0 cm
Yuen portrays delicate oriental porcelain water cups arranged with ritualistic care. They share table space with a simple wooden birdcage – its bird noticeably absent. Mr Wee’s still-life compositions typically involve local or Asian subjects and motifs in the photorealist style for which he is best known. A characteristic of Mr Wee’s work is a blank background which gives his paintings clarity and a sense of order and neatness. His restrained manner of painting and thoughtful detailing fill his works with a sense of quiet contemplation.