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Title: Awakening

This painting captures the moment of awakening—the process where certain characteristics become more prominent than others, and the viewer is drawn towards what was previously an enigma. Coming into the foreground is the purple leaf, whose vibrant colors draw forth verve, vigor, and power; Receding into the background are grayish waters, whose muted colors bring about a sense of absence and invisibility. This painting shows awakening as neither extreme dogma nor a short surge, but like the delicate balancing of colours and perspectives - from weak to strong, background to foreground in this painting - a lifelong quest for harmony and balance between our different and various personas.

Price: $350 (price quoted excludes GST and Delivery charges)
Medium: Water colour
Size: 35h x 25w 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.