Born in Singapore, 1966
When I paint, I feel that I am like a child playing with constructive play-blocks. From my point of view, painting is just like a game that involves stacking, framing, layering, assembling and reconstructing lines, shapes, colours over and over again. What I value the most in painting is the freedom to paint what I want to. In my sketches of the environments, it is whether I am in Singapore or overseas; I will add in my own perspectives and artistic choice. Upon creating my artwork, I free my mind and allow lines, shapes, shades and hues traverse freely across the canvas or paper that I am working on.
Hock Chuan graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1993.
He received many awards since he was a student at NAFA, such as Second Prize at Defence Art Competition (1991); First Prize in “My Heritage” Painting Competition by Takashimaya (1992); Second Prize in Artillery Art Competition (1992); Second Prize in NAFA 55th Anniversary Art Award (1993); Special Award in National Youth Art Competition (1994); First Prize in Philippe Charriol Foundation Contemporary Art Competition (1994); The Society of Chinese Artist 60th Anniversary Art Award (1995); two Merit Awards in Expressions in Art (1995); Commendation Award in SMRT Art Competition (1997); Merit Award in National Youth Day Art Competition (1997); Second Prize in The Best Sporting Moments Art Competition (1998); Honorary Award in Philip Morris Singapore Art Award (1998); and Distinction in UOB Competition (2000).
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