Tough 铁錚錚, 2015

Hong Kong 2016
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Painting
Pigments and acrylic on canvas
160.0 x 140.0 (cm)
63.0 x 55.1 (inch)
The inspiration behind his stone paintings stem from his walks in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve in Singapore some years back. He was inspired by the hulking forms in nature, though inanimate, they appeared full of life and personality. To achieve three dimensionality and character for the stones, Tay manipulates colour and shades to achieve subtle gradations and ink-like translucency using acrylic paint, a technique forged and refined by the artist since his encounter in the nature reserve.