Raymond Lau Poo Seng 刘富生
Raymond Lau Poo Seng's path to success as an artist has not been easy. Afflicted with Tourette Syndrome since the age of 7, Raymond has lived with this neurological disorder for much of his life, and is given to sudden, involuntary movements or utterances. Born under humble family circumstances, Raymond did not fare well in the competitive Singapore school system, except in art and music.
Raymond then went on to complete his Bachelor degree in Fine Arts in 1995 from the University of Tasmania. Recognition for the mastery of his young talent culminated in the Young Artist Award for 2001, bestowed by the National Arts Council of Singapore. His life should serve as an inspiration to those born with disabilities, but beyond that, his paintings should continue to speak as a Singaporean soul to illuminate the human condition.