Ascott Raffles Place Singapore

Old Doors - Jalan Singapura

Collage, Mixed media on canvas, 90x90cm , 2008
Artist:  Ketna Patel (b.1968), Uganda - United Kingdom
Location:  Ascott Raffles Place Singapore Level 19, Singapore


One of two works of Patel specially acquired for Ascott Raffles Place, Old Doors - Jalan Singapura captures the nostalgia of old Singapore through doors and windows of its historical buildings and some street names. The artist combined many images on a grid panel, which was then lacquered over to produce a mixed media artwork of vivid colours. The title suggests Singapore as a street which viewers can literally walk along, simply to admire the diversity of its old doors!

Artist’s Biography

Ketna Patel is an architecture graduate of Middlesex University. She has lived in three different continents: Africa; Asia; and Europe. She is of Indian descent but is born in East Africa and holds a British citizenship. A global citizen and award-winning artist, Patel has gained reputation for her “Asia-Pop” artworks which span multiple-genres and media. She lived primarily in Singapore for 20 years until 2013.

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