The Private Museum (TPM) Singapore is delighted to present Clear Light by Australian artist, Ian de Souza. The exhibition marks the artist’s debut showcase in Singapore after more than four decades of practising art.
Born in 1939 in then Malaya, de Souza grew up in a period of turbulence. He spent his early years in Singapore and Malaysia under colonial British and Japanese rule before moving to New South Wales, Australia at the age of 16. Between the 1960s-70s, the artist toured the world as a musician, performing alongside pop icons such as the Bee Gees, before becoming a full-time artist in 1980.
Clear Light is a response from the artist to his lifelong pursuit of passion, knowledge and technical mastery, and the realisation that comes from years of thoughtful introspection. In this homecoming exhibition, visitors will get to experience de Souza’s latest series of paintings – which explore the artist’s contemplations on life as well as a revisit of his Eastern heritage, spirituality, and harmony.