1951-1950, shophouses, Johor (2012)
Acrylic painting by Gordon Tardio


  • Acrylic painting, Paper
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 13 × 10 in (unframed)
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  • Signed on the front

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Artist's description:

The building frontage is the good idea judging by the attention this subject gets. This kind of building, the shophouse is a common structure found in South East Asia. The older style as in this painting, are getting less and less. And I do love old architecture … so every now and then I’ll do one of these. And every time the brush stroke ends up different, as the total feel, so each one really stands on its own merit. This time I really got into the finesse of it… might come from sitting so close to the paper! But very true to the actual building, and the texture of the parchment like paper just adds to the mood.
The paper I use is a traditional mulberry paper handmade in Thailand. The paper is a thick parchment paper, strong yet pliable. I have the paper made to this size to get the deckled edges which adds to the textural effect. The close up picture is of higher resolution to be able to get a better feel for the texture and brush strokes of the painting. 3rd is me with the painting for perspective.
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Hidden Treasure Art eMagazine on FlipSnack I'm on p.16-17, 26
Hidden Treasure Art Magazine Yearbook 2015 on FlipSnack I'm on p.49

Materials used:

acrylic colour on handmade Thai mulberry paper (kada sa), deckled edge

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