Singaporean landscape artist Ang Ah Tee graduated with a Diploma in Western Painting from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1962. In his artistic career, Ang ventured across different continents, searching for new landscapes and subject matters to paint. Urban landscapes in Asia are one of his favourite places to visit and seek inspiration. His curiosity and penchant for experimentation echo the creative spirit of his mentors, Cheong Soo Pieng and Georgette Chen.
In Noontime, Hong Kong, Ang uses his preferred medium of acrylic paint, creating outlines of a scene with a palette knife. He makes multiple strokes in varying shades of black to create a sense of depth. By contrast, Ang employed light-coloured tones in depicting the tents of an eatery, highlighting its role as the main subject in the composition. Through the scratched lines and textures that form the painting, the artist impeccably captures the energy of a bustling street in Hong Kong.