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Idris Ali

Singapura Chantek
October 23 – November 30, 2013

  • KAMPONG SCENE
    Watercolour
    590 x 420 mm
    1962

    Artist Collection

    1 / 40

  • TANJONG RHU
    Watercolour
    230 x 300 mm
    1963

    Artist Collection

    2 / 40

  • FRUITS
    Watercolour
    395 x 315 mm
    1963

    Gallery Collection

    3 / 40

  • ARAB STREET LANE
    Watercolour
    760 x 560 mm
    1977

    4 / 40

  • RACE COURSE ROAD
    Watercolour
    375 x 275 mm
    1978

    5 / 40

  • BOAT QUAY
    Watercolour
    760 x 560 mm
    1979

    SOLD

    6 / 40

  • SYED ALWI ROAD
    Watercolour
    760 x 560 mm
    1979

    SOLD

    7 / 40

  • MARKET STREET
    Watercolour
    760 x 560 mm
    1981

    SOLD

    8 / 40

  • NEW MARKET ROAD
    Watercolour
    760 x 560 mm
    1982

    9 / 40

  • OPPOSITE BUGIS
    Watercolour
    515 x 660 mm
    1982

    SOLD

    10 / 40

  • BOAT QUAY WAREHOUSE
    Watercolour
    760 x 560 mm
    1983

    11 / 40

  • SINGAPORE RIVER
    Watercolour
    760 x 560 mm
    1987

    SOLD

    12 / 40

  • ORCHARD ROAD
    Watercolour
    480 x 350 mm
    1988

    SOLD

    13 / 40

  • KRANJI
    Watercolour
    375 x 275 mm
    1989

    SOLD

    14 / 40

  • PLAZA SINGAPURA
    Watercolour
    420 x 350 mm
    1989

    SOLD

    15 / 40

  • BACK LANE
    Watercolour
    300 x 400 mm
    1990

    SOLD

    16 / 40

  • THE FULLERTON
    Watercolour
    750 x 550 mm
    1992

    17 / 40

  • PROVISION SHOP
    Watercolour
    370 x 335 mm
    1994

    SOLD

    18 / 40

  • LITTLE INDIA
    Watercolour
    300 x 410 mm
    1995

    19 / 40

  • MASJID SULTAN
    Watercolour
    500 x 370 mm
    1995

    20 / 40

  • COFFEE SHOP
    Watercolour
    400 x 300 mm
    1999

    SOLD

    21 / 40

  • EMERALD HILL ROAD
    Watercolour
    760 x 560 mm
    2000

    SOLD

    22 / 40

  • NAGORE DURGA MOSQUE
    Watercolour
    340 x 460 mm
    2000

    23 / 40

  • SINGAPORE RIVER
    Watercolour
    290 x 395 mm
    2000

    SOLD

    24 / 40

  • ELGIN BRIDGE
    Watercolour
    760 x 560 mm
    2009

    25 / 40

  • HONG LIM SQUARE
    Watercolour
    760 x 560 mm
    2009

    26 / 40

  • DAIMARU SHOPPING CENTRE 1985
    Watercolour
    330 x 400 mm
    2012

    27 / 40

  • EMERALD HILL
    Watercolour
    500 x 400 mm
    2012

    28 / 40

  • ION ORCHARD
    Watercolour
    400 x 330 mm
    2012

    29 / 40

  • RAFFLES HOTEL COURTYARD #1
    Watercolour
    760 x 560 mm
    2012

    SOLD

    30 / 40

  • RAFFLES HOTEL COURTYARD #2
    Watercolour
    270 x 220 mm
    2013

    31 / 40

  • WINDOWS
    Watercolour
    920 x 1100 mm
    2013

    32 / 40

  • SINGAPORE STREET SCENE
    Pen & ink
    500 x 400 mm
    2010

    33 / 40

  • HAJI LANE
    Pen & ink
    590 x 420 mm
    2012

    SOLD

    34 / 40

  • NORTH BRIDGE ROAD
    Pen & ink
    500 x 400 mm
    2012

    35 / 40

  • MUSCAT STREET
    Pen & ink
    360 x 290 mm
    2012

    36 / 40

  • CAVENAGH BRIDGE
    Pen & ink
    390 x 300 mm
    2013

    SOLD

    37 / 40

  • RAFFLES HOTEL 1998
    Pen & ink
    390 x 300 mm
    2013

    38 / 40

  • SUPREME COURT
    Pen & ink
    390 x 300 mm
    2013

    39 / 40

  • MOHAMED SULTAN ROAD 1986
    Pen & ink
    390 x 300 mm
    2013

    SOLD

    40 / 40


SINGAPORE – Maya Gallery is pleased to present Singapura Chantek: 5 Decades of Painting Singapore', a solo exhibition by Idris Ali. A self-taught artist, Idris' chosen medium has made him stand out from his peers within the Malay community. His watercolour paintings from the 1960s right up to 2013 portray an artist whose dedication is both unquestionable and admirable.

Singapura Chantek, which translates to Beautiful Singapore is a reference to the genre of paintings around Southeast Asia that depicts the idyllic landscapes of a particular country. The exhibition will showcase Idris Ali’s 30 paintings in watercolour that capture Singapore’s evolving landscapes from pre-independence years to the new millennium. Idris’ works for the past five decades could be seen as a critique of urbanism in Singapore. More importantly, they serve as visual records of past landscapes, diaries from a long-forgotten drawer in Singapore’s art narrative.

The exhibition is on view from October 23 through November 13, 2013.


Opening Reception: 23 October 2013, 7 pm
in the presence of the artist

Guest of Honour
: Prof Kwok Kian Woon
Associate Provost, Nanyang Technological University
Member, National Arts Council

 

| Press Release | eInvitation | Catalogue | View eCatalogue |

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ART CONVERSATION:


6 November 2013, Wednesday, 7pm

with Idris Ali

Choy Weng Yang
Former Curator, National Museum
Artist, Arts writer, Educator

Abdul Rahman Rais
President, Association of Artists of Various Resources
(Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya or APAD)

An open conversation about Idris Ali's "Singapura Chantek” – 5 decades of painting Singapore. What drives an artist to continuously paint our cityscapes in watercolour in a predominantly contemporary art scene? As the illustrator behind various successful ad campaigns in the 80s and 90s, Idris’ versatility is admirable. In today's age of creative tools and apps, are basic drawing skills still necessary?

RSVP
+6291 1760 / event@mayagallery.com.sg

 

| eInvitation |


IDRIS ALI (b. 1944, Singapore), a generally self-taught artist, showed his first works at the Lembaga Tetap Kongress exhibition at Victoria Memorial Hall (1962). He received the Pingat APAD Award (1974) and Cipta Mekar Award for outstanding work at the Action '90' Art Exhibition (1990). Idris Ali has exhibited in Singapore and Malaysia. His works can be found in the collections of the Singapore National Museum, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence, several ministers in Singapore and Malaysia, and private individuals. He has also been commissioned for portraits of former president of Singapore Mr Wee Kim Wee and the First Lady.

 

Located in historic Kampong Glam, MAYA GALLERY is dedicated to advance the high quality works by Singapore artists. The gallery regularly hosts art exhibitions and has participated in art fairs in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. As part of its commitment and continuous effort to promote art appreciation and engage the community, the gallery organises SaturdayART with activities such as batik painting and ‘live’ portraits. It has also collaborated with various organisations on charity and community projects. Holding true to its name, Maya, which means the enrichment of the soul, Maya Gallery provides consultancy in art, music and design.


With the support of
National Arts Council

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+6291 1760 / event@mayagallery.com.sg



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