Foo Kwee Horng

Singapore

Documentary Realist
Documentary Realist

Foo Kwee Horng received his initial art tutelage in junior college; while at university training as a social worker, he continued to practise watercolours on his own. In 1995, he became one of the youngest artists to join the Singapore Watercolour Society then, and realised his aspiration to become an art teacher a year later. 1999 was a good year for him - his works were exhibited at the UOB Painting of the Year exhibition and the Philip Morris Singapore Art Awards. Kwee Horng’s interest in local art history got him enrolled in an M.A. programme, researching the history of woodcuts and cartoons in pre-war Singapore. In 2010, Foo left the teaching profession to concentrate on his artistic practice that he felt he had neglected. After selling out his works at the 2011 Affordable Art Fair, followed by more sales during New Year Goodies at ION Art Gallery in 2012, he embarked on his solo exhibition, A Nation of Shopkeepers which coincided with National Day in 2012 and was reported in the Straits Times. Besides painting, he now spends his time doing part-time teaching to children with special needs, the elderly and students of mainstream schools. Other than art and art teaching, Foo is most happy cooking for his wife and two daughters, tending to his garden and engaging in DIY at home.

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