Terence Teo was born in 1953 and studied Graphic Design at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1980. He is the founder of the Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, which focuses on showcasing works by Singaporean artists. Teo was President of the Society of Chinese Artists from 2006 to 2009, and since 2010 has been the President of the Singapore Art Society. With Chinese ink as his preferred medium, the artist constantly challenges the limits of traditional landscape painting by imbuing elements of modern art.
The Sound of the Wind is a work precisely as the title represents. The storm-like greys saturate the paper in layers, creating the effect of shifting rain clouds during a storm. The shrubbery and trees are a heightened mass of darker greys and blacks, rooted firmly to the ground as it attempts to withstand the wind. Teo’s use of Chinese ink is complemented by a touch of colour, which dramatises and brings tension to a downpour within the canvas. We can almost hear the echo – the sound of the wind.