Chua Ek Kay

(b. 1947 - 2008, Singapore)

Chua Ek Kay was born in Guangdong China. In the 1950s, his family migrated to Singapore and settled in Liang Seah Street (which most of his influence came from as well). He was deemed as the artist that hailed the 'bridge between Asian and Western art', by showing unique painting styles through Chinese ink on paper that formed a union of the traditional Chinese painting forms with Western art theories and techniques.
One of the reasons why Ek Kay has been able to establish a connecting point between Asian and Western art was because he saw the importance of retaining tradition, an important factor for future generations to come.

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