MARVIN CHEW 周佑任

Biography

Born 1975, Malaysia

Background

2009 Vice President of Singapore Watercolour Society
2013 Won the “Christopher J. Doré Memorial Award” - 43rd Louisiana
Watercolour Society (LWS) International Exhibition, USA

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2012 “In Living Colours” at Galerie Sogan & Art, Singapore
2014   “Eat • Drink • Paint” at Utterly Art Gallery, Singapore

Selected Exhibitions
2015   Participated in World Artists Alliance Exhibitions in Penang, Malaysia and
Hua Lien, Taiwan
Juried into the 45th Louisiana Watercolour Society (LWS) International
Exhibition, USA
Juried into the 38th International Exhibition of Watercolour Art Society
Houston (WAS-H), USA
Juried into Watercolour Missouri International Exhibition, USA
Participated in Singapore Art Society’s 65th Anniversary Art Exhibition,
Singapore
2014    “Re-Interpretation” International Watercolour Exhibition 2014, Suzhou,
China
2013   Represented Singapore in “China-ASEAN Youth Artists Workshop &
     Residency” in Beijing, China
2010  Juried into the National Watercolour Society 90th Annual Exhibition 2010,
Los Angeles, USA
2005   Participated in the 17th Asia International Watercolour 2005, Singapore
Juried into the 28th International Exhibition of Watercolour Art Society
Houston (WAS-H), USA
2004   Participated in SWS 35th to 45th Annual Exhibitions, Singapore
2003   Merit Award - Project Search, Discover South East Painting Competition, Singapore


Although trained as an accountant, Marvin Chew is a full time watercolour artist and the current Vice-President of Singapore Watercolour Society. He is also actively involved in many exhibitions and competitions, both locally and internationally. Mr Chew is particularly fond of painting street scenes of Singapore using an impressionistic style with hints of semi-realism, specialising in en plein air painting and sketching. He spends much time interacting and observing both the old and new architectures, studying their silhouettes and forms, as well as their lighting and tonal details. He conveys his observations with artworks using delicate washes and impactful brush strokes, often exuding the spirit of Chinese Calligraphy. Mr Chew believes that he is able to provoke observers of his works to rediscover the charm of seemingly ordinary places.