Fan Shao Hua was born in China in 1963, where he later trained at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. Fan arrived and settled in Singapore in 1992; imbibing local surroundings and people while drawing inspiration from his new environment. With his keen sense of observation, Fan clinched the 19th United Overseas Bank Painting of the Year Award in 2000. One of the more original artists in Singapore, Fan is known to be highly exploratory in his practice as he fuses Chinese and Western painting techniques and concepts in his works. In this retrospective exhibition, Fan showcased over 60 works that charted his artistic journey from his days as an art student in China to his more recent works. About 30 works were Singapore-themed pieces ranging from old street scenes, changing landscapes of the nation to large-scale portraits of former Minister Mentor, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. As Fan presented his journey in art, he also paid tribute to Singapore in attributing his attainment of artistic maturity to our nation. This exhibition also featured Fan’s Lotus Series, Landscapes Series and Abstract works.