Circular Road is located behind the row of shop houses fronting the Singapore River in Boat Quay.
The area around Boat Quay, including the shop houses at Circular Road, was gazetted for conservation in 1989, preserving these historical buildings that remained till today.
Once godowns that played an important part in Singapore' early history, the shop houses at Circular Road are now mainly F&B outlets that cater to the Raffles Place lunch crowd in the day and executives relaxing for drinks in the night.
In this painting by important Singapore artist Low Hai Hong, three areas catch our attention: the deep red roof tops, the almost bluish tree branches, the patch-work coloured figure walking towards the building.
We are able to recognize what they are even though they are illustrated with only a few strokes of the brush. But if we look closer to see details, we will be dissatisfied as everything comes to an artistic indistinct image.
Do you have fond memories of Circular Road too?
Title: Circular Road
Artist: Low Hai Hong
Medium: Oil on Chinese Rice Paper
Dimensions (with frame): 60cm x 70cm
Rent: $42 per week
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Learn more about the painting.
This painting has been exhibited in public only once, in:
"A Tale of Two Rivers - a solo art exhibition by Low Hai Hong" was held at The Fullerton Heritage Gallery, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore from 30 May to 30 July 2014.
The exhibition showcased Low Hai Hong's 18 oil on Chinese rice paper paintings that recorded the history along the two rivers that he painted most in his artistic journey, the Singapore River in Singapore and the River Seine in Paris, France.
In an interview with the Business Times for the exhibition, he candidly explained why he made the unusual switch from oil on canvas to oil on rice paper: well, rice paper was lower cost than canvas!
"A Tale of Two Rivers" continues, with River Seine's Pont Marie.
We have art so that we shall not die of reality - Friedrich Nietzsche