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Title: Refinement

Refinement is slow labor - The essence revealed with each removal of the less important. In this painting, those untouched by the brushes convey meaning. These gaps connote an absence as powerful as what is present.  Within these negative spaces withheld an intent as provocative as their positive ones. Only by using blank areas to interweave white highlights into the orchids' purples can an outstanding portrayal of these orchids be achieved. Not forgetting their play with the bluish background blending and bleeding into each other, these orchids stand out with the occasional light rimming its edges. This can only be accomplished by refinement - the progressive removal of imperfections and impurities in paint, before the artist lay his brush on the canvas.

Price: $350 (price quoted excludes GST and Delivery charges)
Medium: Water colour
Size: 30h x 21w cm
Frame: Not Included 

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Neng Ping was an active sportsman until a diving mishap in 1986 caused him a fracture in the cervical cord. Since then, he has been a wheelchair user. A scholarship holder schooled in both painting and programming, Neng Ping draw inspiration from his memories of kampong 1970s childhood in Singapore and his impressions of visited scenes which especially pertains to places and gardens. The simple beauty of flora around him, which his oeuvre features in abundance, captivates him particularly.

The multiple ailments that struck Neng Ping does not undermine his contributions to Singapore, in which he represented in oil and watercolour paintings, in the international arena of Abilymics. Yet despite his achievements, his struggles with earning CPF to save enough for old age remain omnipresent. His current motivation to work in Bizlink is an offshoot of this desire to elevate his economic standing; be it for sufficiency, independence and freedom. Or as often quoted from Neng Ping, “Freedom of expression”:  the cry, catalyst and cornerstone rooted to his art.