Capital Tower

Column

Painting, Acrylic on canvas, 183x122cm
Artist:  Brendan Neiland (b.1941), United Kingdom
 
Location:  Capital Tower Level 36, Singapore

 

This piece is one of twelve photo-realism paintings commissioned by CapitaLand for Capital Tower before its completion. Neiland had visited the building while it was under construction. He drew inspiration from it and its surroundings for painting the part-elevations of the skyscrapers in this part of downtown Singapore and of Capital Tower itself. The elevations – in stone, glass and steel – are predominately geometrical, with the occasional palm trees giving relief to their regularity. What the artist wants to do is to bring the built forms and light, which are outside Capital Tower, into the building.

Artist’s Biography

Brendan Neiland attended Birmingham College of Art and Royal College of Art, London. His artworks have been exhibited internationally and collected by individuals, public institutions, and corporations. His fellowships include Fellow of Royal Society of Painters-Printmakers (RE) as well as Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Neiland was appointed Keeper (Director) of The Royal Academy Schools between 1998 and 2004.

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