William Lee Jik Yun
"I was born in 1964, and have lived in Singapore all my life. Art has always followed me throughout my childhood. My interest in art intensified during my teenage years and was further developed when I studied art under the tutelage of the late Brother Joseph McNally at the then St. Patrick’s School.
Growing up has led me to realize that everything is transient, the National Libraries, the Van Kleef Aquariums, have all but become photographs of the past. Being a sentimentalist, I wanted to capture Singapore in a way that I know and can, that is through my black and white acrylic paintings, which incidentally adds a dash of nostalgia.
I hope to share with the viewer a glimpse of the Singapore that I have grown up in and to cherish what is still here and reminisce what was."