An urban landscape refers to the physical environment of a city, which encompasses its buildings, streets, public spaces, and infrastructure. It represents the collective image of a city and reflects the character and identity of the urban area. The ghats of Banaras hold a special place in the cultural heritage of India and are a testament to the city's rich history. These paintings evoke nostalgia and remind me of my childhood memories, the time spent with my family, and my life as a school-going child. They elicit a range of emotions, from happiness to wistfulness.
On the other hand, the China town series depicts my life after moving to Singapore as an adult and how it has transformed me. China town in Singapore is well-preserved and offers a glimpse into Chinese history and culture. It is a vibrant and bustling place, full of energy and diversity. These paintings capture the essence of Singapore's multiculturalism and remind me of the city's vibrant spirit.