Galerie Belvedere presents “Confluence” from 29 August to 30 October 2015. The Exhibition focuses on the “Colour Field” paintings by Raymond Yap and photography by Lau Eng Seng. It explores the unique relationship between Yap (b.1966) and Lau (b.1988), between teacher and student, mentor and mentee, mature and youthful exuberance, painter and photographer, resulting in coherence and confluence created from these disparate channels.
Raymond Yap is an outstanding Lecturer in Fine Art at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Trained as a painter in Britain, Yap obtained his BA Honours in Fine Art (Painting) from the School of Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Art where he won the Drawing Prize (Highly Commended). He later was a Lecturer at this School of Fine Art from 2001- 2007. Yap holds a Master of Arts in Painting from the prestigious Royal Academy Schools, London. There he was the recipient of the Seline Cheneviere Fellowship, a Major Award in Painting.
Lau Eng Seng graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2012. Lau was a mentee of Raymond Yap who has made a positive impact on his art practice since 2011. His practice is driven by a research-based methodology and the resulting findings are presented through his photographs. Lau’s works have been actively exhibited in Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines, and he has won acclaims from the prestigious International Photography Award in 2013 by the Lucie Foundation, USA.