Reverie: Tay Bak Koi


ISBN 978-981-18-7722-3
Published in 2023

A visual journey into the mind and soul of one of Singapore's most celebrated artists, this book features paintings of Tay Bak Koi's in oil, watercolour and ink, from his early works from 1960s to 2000s; each one a unique and personal expression of his artistic vision on themes of nature, spirituality, and the human condition. His work is characterised by its dreamlike quality and its celebration of the beauty of the world around us.

Tracing his artistic development from his student days at NAFA to his career as a painter, the accompanying essay by art historian and curator, Dr Bridget Tracy Tan provides a deeper understanding of Tay's works and place in the history of Singapore art.