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Resources > Collections > Artwork Tanah Lot, Bali

Year of execution:  Undated
Year of acquisition:  2019
Medium:   Watercolour on paper
Dimension:  26 x 37  cm
Acquired in 2019

Born in 1963 in Singapore, artist Seah Kam Chuan is an accomplished watercolourist, illustrator and educator. He trained at NAFA between 1978 to 1985 and obtained two diplomas in graphic design and applied arts. He also served as the President of Singapore Watercolour Society (SWS) from 2000-2006 and remained as advisor from 2007-2018.

Tanah Lot, Bali was created on Seah's trip to Indonesia. He encountered a ceremonial procession on the day of his visit to the island that is home to the ancient Hindu temple Pura Tanah Lot. Tanah Lot is fully surrounded by water during high tide. At that moment, the island was experiencing low tide and the pilgrims were walking across the seabed on foot to the base of the temple. The contrast between the light-coloured clothes of the devotees stands out against the rocks and seabed. Seah pays tribute to this beautiful island as he depicts this distinctive part of the life and culture of the indigenous people of Bali.


Seah Kam Chuan 谢江泉