Paul Koh



8/12/2004 to 8/1/2005

Opening reception: 8 Dec 2004, 7pm

Frolicking and mischievous... This is the essence of the latest painting show by husband and wife team Paul Koh and Michelle Chang. Catmasutra is the product of the artistsí unwavering adoration and admiration for these half-wild, self-assured hedonistic creatures. In this fun and quirky exploration, Paul and Michelle get their inspiration from street cats and their feline companion, Halo.

Each of Paulís work has Halo as the motif that binds his paintings in a series that is nostalgic and familiar, set amidst the Singapore landscape, be it in a kopitiam, or the street, or in a household kitchen. Michelle paints cats in surreal landscapes made up of swirls and dots. Her paintings are often described by buyers and critics as 'naÔve' and 'childlike'. Paul and Michelleís cats are symbolic of a way of life. Their obsessive passion for the species is not nurtured or learnt but spontaneous. They believe that cats are without a doubt, the domestic creature most adapted to modern times. Wherever they are, they are capable of being happy and free-spirited Ė what an inspiration!

Organised by Utterly Art and 37 the bar

37 the bar
37 Keong Saik Road
Singapore 089144

Utterly Art Exhibition Space
208 South Bridge Road #02-01
Singapore 058757
Tel: 6226 2605