Middle Eastern-inspired art on display in Singapore

Ahram Online, Tuesday 21 Aug 2012

UAE-based artist Vincent Leow's work is partly inspired by recent political events in the Arab world

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A new exhibition by UAE-based Singaporean artist Vincent Leow, whose work has been inspired by recent political events in the Arab world, has opened in Singapore.

The Resembling Imaginary Creatures exhibition is being held at Chan Hampe Gallery, situated at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore.

According to the official press release, Leow grew up during Singapore’s pre and post-independence era, a period marked by dramatic political and social change. Living amid the unrest that has rocked the Arab region for the past two years, Leow drew parallels from his early years in Singapore, which ultimately inspired him to paint an alternative reality, the opposite to that which he saw or heard in the news.

“My works are inspired by stories from the media and fictional stories, and I want my work to create a feeling and form an emotional experience that is universal,” explains Leow.

Leow has been a resident of the UAE for more than three years, and is currently a professor at the College of Fine Arts and Design at the University of Sharjah.

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