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HOME: A SOLO EXHIBITION BY SUNAR SUGIYOU
July 5 – September 12, 2013
The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore

  • RIVER OF SUCCESS
    Singapore River
    Chinese ink
    915 x 1125 mm
    2013

    SOLD

    1 / 30

  • PROSPEROUS & ETERNAL
    Singapore River
    Chinese ink
    1890 x 1210 mm
    2013

    2 / 30

  • RIVER OF PROSPERITY
    Singapore River
    Chinese ink
    965 x 900 mm
    2013

    3 / 30

  • CHINATOWN MARKET #1
    Chinese ink
    910 x 9115 mm
    2013

    4 / 30

  • CHINATOWN MARKET #2
    Chinese ink
    505 x 460 mm
    2013

    SOLD

    5 / 30

  • BUSSORAH STREET #1
    Kampong Glam
    Chinese ink
    520 x 500 mm
    2013

    SOLD

    6 / 30

  • BUSSORAH STREET #2
    Kampong Glam
    Chinese ink
    355 x 370 mm
    2013

    SOLD

    7 / 30

  • GREAT NATION #1
    Kampong Glam
    Chinese ink
    1000 x 900 mm
    2013

    8 / 30

  • GREAT NATION #2
    Arab Street, Kampong Glam
    Chinese ink
    900 x 800 mm
    2013

    SOLD

    9 / 30

  • ROAD TO SUCCESS
    Kampong Glam
    Chinese ink
    1280 x 2240 mm
    2013

    10 / 30

  • LUCKY GREEN HOUSE
    Kandahar Street, Kampong Glam
    Chinese ink
    910 x 1125 mm
    2013

    11 / 30

  • STREET OF PROSPERITY
    Kampong Glam
    Chinese ink
    885 x 900 mm
    2013

    SOLD

    12 / 30

  • VILLAGE OF HAPPINESS
    Singapore River
    Chinese ink
    1490 x 1000 mm
    2013

    13 / 30

  • VILLAGE OF PROSPERITY
    Kampong Glam
    Chinese ink
    920 x 1280 mm
    2013

    14 / 30

  • TEKKA MARKET
    Serangoon Road, Little India
    Chinese ink
    1080 x 920 mm
    2013

    15 / 30

  • THE FULLERTON HOTEL
    Former General Post Office
    Chinese ink
    1080 x 980 mm
    2013

    16 / 30

  • LOVING DAD #1
    Chinese ink
    1080 x 980 mm
    2013

    SOLD

    17 / 30

  • LOVING DAD #2
    Chinese ink
    505 x 460 mm
    2013

    18 / 30

  • LOVING DAD #3
    Chinese ink
    505 x 460 mm
    2013

    SOLD

    19 / 30

  • LOVING DAD #4
    Chinese ink
    505 x 460 mm
    2013

    20 / 30

  • CHICKS SERIES #1
    Chinese ink
    505 x 460 mm
    2013

    SOLD

    21 / 30

  • CHICKS SERIES #3
    Chinese ink
    505 x 460 mm
    2013

    SOLD

    22 / 30

  • CHICKS SERIES #4
    Chinese ink
    505 x 460 mm
    2013

    SOLD

    23 / 30

  • LOVING MOM
    Chinese ink
    500 x 460 mm
    2013

    24 / 30

  • FAMILY LOVE
    Chinese ink
    520 x 500 mm
    2013

    25 / 30

  • MY SIBLINGS #1
    Chinese ink
    520 x 500 mm
    2013

    SOLD

    26 / 30

  • MY SIBLINGS #2
    Chinese ink
    520 x 500 mm
    2013

    SOLD

    27 / 30

  • PEACE
    Chinese ink
    915 x 1085 mm
    2013

    SOLD

    28 / 30

  • SWEET AND SOUR FIVE ORANGES
    Chinese ink
    885 x 885 mm
    2006

    SOLD

    29 / 30

  • GOSSIP GOSSIP LAH!
    Chinese ink
    970 x 1325 mm
    2006

    30 / 30


SINGAPORE – Maya Gallery is pleased to present Home’, a solo exhibition by third generation Singapore artist Sunar Sugiyou at the Fullerton Hotel, Singapore. The exhibition is on view from July 5, through September 12, 2013.

Using Chinese ink, Sunar Sugiyou captures old Singapore landscapes and memories that engage the viewer to revisit one’s past, familiar places, our heritage, and concepts of what binds us as a family and nation. Part of the proceeds from the sale of artworks will contribute to the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) Needy Patients Fund.

SUNAR SUGIYOU (b. 1961, Singapore) is a pioneer graduate of the St Patrick’s Art Centre (now LASALLE College of the Arts). Sunar showed his first works at the Shell Discovery Art Exhibition (1986), and received high commendations at the Australian Art Awards (1987) and IBM Art Award (1988). Sunar has exhibited in Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, Shanghai and Hong Kong. His early works were in oils, acrylics, collage and mixed media, but a brush with Chinese ink in 2000 had him falling in love with this delicate medium, and he has not looked back since. He has more than 300 works in his ouevre, some of which are in the collections of the Singapore National Museum, National University of Singapore, Development Bank of Singapore, Exxon Mobil, royal families from neighbouring countries, and many private individuals in Singapore and overseas.

“Home” features 30 recent paintings in Chinese ink by Sunar, inspired by the artist’s memories of the past, visits and outings as a child, conversations with his parents, and a sense of appreciation for the forgotten heritage scenes of Singapore. Using rice paper, and adding that final touch with his signature red Chinese stamp, Sunar’s paintings have been mistaken to be that of a Chinese or Japanese artist. Yet his painting style is contemporary. As many modern painters have done, he often mixes several colors with black ink, resulting in natural and richly varied colours. The effect is a fresh approach to using this traditional medium, coupled with his unassuming brush strokes. 

“Chinese ink is my mistress.” – Sunar Sugiyou

Referring to it as his “mistress”, Chinese ink remains a favoured medium which Sunar has been exploring with for almost 14 years, and now bearing fruit as the exhibition takes us on a nostalgic journey. This series of heritage-related ink works is also timely as our visual history is slowly disappearing. An increasing demand by a discerning audience for old Singapore scenes has the potential to create a better understanding of our past, and a renewed appreciation for what is relevant and meaningful in today’s world.

Press Release | Catalogue | View eCatalogue

Opening Reception: 4 July 2013,Thursday, 7 pm
Guest of Honour: Mr Koh Seow Chuan, Chairman, The National Art Gallery, Singapore

Media Preview: 2 July 2013, Tuesday, 3 pm
Meet the Artist: 5 July 2013, Friday, 5 pm; 6 July 2013, Saturday, 2 pm

Venue: East Garden Foyer, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178


The exhibition runs from July 5 – September 12, 2013.

> UPCOMING EVENT! ART CONVERSATION: 6 Sep 2013, Friday, 7-9pm

artConversation - 6 Sep 2013

PARTNERS

Beneficiary
Venue Partner
Singapore General Hospital SGH Needy Patients Fund The Fullerton Heritage Art in the City

 

Media Partner
Printing Sponsor
ART:art
 
Superskill Graphics

MEDIA

Channel NewsAsia Channel NewsAsia Radio 938LIVE
Berita Harian Asia Art News, July/August issue 2013 artitute
The AsiaOne Network - Newslink Expat Living TimeOut Singapore
artsrepublic.sg City Nomads all Events.in Singapore
InSIng.com What's Happening  Singapore Survival Chic
  Live @LaSalle  


AM LIVE! on CHANNEL NEWSASIA, 7 August 2013

Home by Sunar Sugiyou on AM LIVE!, Channel NewAsia

 

BERITA on SURIA, 5 July 2013

 

 

For any enquiries, please contact Maya Gallery
+6291 1760 / event@mayagallery.com.sg



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