UOB has announced that Indonesian artist, Gatot Indrajati is this year’s winner for the 35th UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year 2016. The 36-year old’s relief acrylic painting entitled Right or Wrong My Home resonated with the panel of judges and bagged him the prize for a third consecutive year.
The painting utilises wood, which is a medium used in traditional Indonesian art. Acrylic paint is then used to create a visually compelling, contemporary piece of art. The judges commended Indrajati’s technique used – an intelligent treatment of composition and layering that creates a range of perspective in the painting. It also emphasizes the Southeast Asian city landscape by reflecting a sense of space.
On the home front, Mr. Carey Ngai wins UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore) Award in the established artist category, for his oil on canvas painting entitled Industry 2.0 III. The painting depicts a parallel between the obsolescence of industrial machinery and human abilities as societies evolve – with artificial intelligence integrated into daily lives. The judges were impressed by his use of shades and colours in the realistic piece.
All winning paintings will be exhibited at he lobby of UOB Plaza 1 at 80 Raffles Place from 11 November 2016 to the end of February 2017.