Light and Movement Portrayed: A Tribute to the Art of Anthony Poon


Sense Surround, a series of red-painted steel sculptures by artist Anthony Poon, situated outside St. Regis.

The Exhibition
5 September to 25 October

The Singapore Art Museum presents the works of the late Anthony Poon, one of Singapore's most celebrated artist and recipient of the 1991 Cultural Medallion Award.

Featured works in Light and Movement Portrayed includes his initial works in painting to his later works in sculpturing. Works from museum and private collections such as the donation made by the Poon family 2007 are also showcased.

The Artist

Anthony Poon is one of Singapore's first abstract artists and was best known for his 'Wave' style of paintings. He graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in 1964 before he furthered his studies at the Bynam Shaw School of Art in London four years later, on a Lee Foundation grant.


He was also on the committees of art advisory boards such as the Singapore National Arts Council and assisted in the design of new currency as a member of the Third Singapore Note and Coin Advisory Committee.

The Works

His 'Wave' series first appeared in the late 1970s on squared frames. He also explored the tonal ranges of the Colour Theory in these works as he explored three dimensions in his works.


Later in the early 1990s came his sculptural works, more than 20 which can be found throughout Singapore. His last piece of work was a sculpture for the Beijing Olympics.

What's more

If
the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is your alma mater, ever wondered who created the piece of sculpture near the Nanyang Auditorium? Here's your answer. One of Anthony Poon's sculptures, 'Vibrance' can be found in there in NTU.

Singapore Art Museum

71 Bras Basah Road
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Nearby Stations: City Hall

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