Visual Arts Centre – Chan Choy Har

19 to 21 November 2018


Forrest restores. The theme of the prelude,, marks a phase of respite and discovery for the artist.

Forrest has hidden notions, spaces and dreams for the discovery of the self and others, independent of time. Exploring the pour technique with strong strokes to uncover worlds within her dreams, the artist constantly reaches for her providence. Phonetically, Forrest signifies the artist as a figure lost within the thicket of her dreams, as she re-establishes her balance in life, while For-rest alludes to this phase as a time of rest, composure and self-discovery.

The prelude presents in two parts the artist’s works, from 1990 to 2000 and from 2001 to 2018, marking a deliberate and distinct movement away from her previously more symbolic approach, as inspired by the works of Henri Matisse, in search of her spaces through more fluid, less deterministic artistic expressions and techniques. The results are works of less references, more individualistic and open.


Exhibition Date/Time:

Opening Night: 19 Nov 2018, 6pm

Exhibition Dates/Time: 19 Nov -21 Nov, 12pm – 8pm

Exhibition View

Solitude (A set of 3 paintings)


Acrylic on canvas

366cm (W) x 152cm (H)

Solitude Love

A Lonely Love?

A One-sided Love?

No, It Is The Greatest

Love Of All

In Solitude…


In one single-mindedness

I created this painting…

The love of someone

So deep that

Covers the endless oceans

Without condition…

Without expectation…

For you and me…

And who is it?

It is my saviour

And my love…


And In Eternity…

Alas, Asleep

In My Lover’s Arm…

In Solitude Love

I Named It…

A Threefold


In Endless Dreams…

 – Poem by Chan Choy Har 



Acrylic on canvas

102cm (W) x 121cm (H)

A Body In Nude

I Drew With Skills…

A Body Of Skills

Is A Body Of Envy

Among The Peers…

Yet A Body Of Love

Is A Vessel


Greater Than Any

Body In Nude…




Acrylic on canvas

122cm (W) x 152cm (H)

Voyage Of Life

Who Can Explain?

The Path

That Is Less Travelled

But Is Valued By Many…

Do You…

Would You…

Take It Too?…


Chan Choy Har | 陈彩霞 received her BA in Fine Arts from RMIT University, Australia and MA in Art Education from National Institute of Education, NTU Singapore.

She has won many awards; including the Commonwealth Foundation Fellowships in Arts and Crafts (1992 – 1993), second prize at the Philippe Charriol Foundation Contemporary Art Competition (1994), Best Young Artist by Singapore Telecommunications (1995) and Dr Tan Tsze Chor Excellence Award (1997 and 2007). She has held various positions in the Modern Art Society (Singapore) since 1989, including the position of President from 2011 to 2012.

An artist-in-residence in Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, she held her 1st solo exhibition in Aberdeen Arts Center in Scotland, United Kingdom (1993). She participated in many local and overseas exhibitions (1986 – present), such as the Asian International Art Exhibition (AIAE), held in Indonesia, Thailand, Macau, China, Japan and South Korea.

Her works have been collected by Singtel and other corporations.

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