The Artist

Singaporean artist, Paul Koh has, over the decade, built up a collection of paintings inspired by the real-life personalities, eccentricities and adventures of his two pets, Halo, a ginger tabby and Angel, a Russian Blue. Through his paintings, Paul has captured the affectionate inquisitiveness and nonchalant independence typical of the feline.

With 12 solo and several group exhibitions since 2004 under his belt, Paul has developed a consistent following over the years. Collectors are enthralled with his eclectic collection of paintings exuding an appeal that attract both art and animal lovers alike. Upon graduation from Simon Fraser University (Canada), Paul spent 15 years in the creative and communications field, specialising in content and design management. Paul’s multidisciplinary experience spans across design, literary arts, visual arts as well as interactive media.

The Muse

The term Catmasutra was coined to capture the seemingly zen-like essence of cats in different positions and situations (real-life and make-believe). The artist then draws us into a space where the playful and good-natured juxtapose with the tongue-in-cheek and unexpected…all distilled on canvas to create the catmaSutra cat, distinguished by its trademark ‘eyes-wide-shut’ and ear-to-ear’ grin. Synthesizing elements from his keen observations on life and experiences, combined with his personal brand of positive karmic energy, Paul has created an extraordinary place where our reality becomes cat – simpler and free-spirited – quaintness.

Paul was also invited to participate in the Elephant Parade Singapore, in an effort to raise awareness of conservation and protection of Asian elephants. Paul’s The Elephant and the Cat was displayed at VivoCity and successfully auctioned off by Sotheby’s.

Art Exhibitions

catmaSutra Exhibitions

We always have been children - pretending to be adults...


Art exhibition, 2015
Depths of My Lullaby

Depths of MY Lullaby

Art exhibition, 2009, Hong Kong

Summer of 1890

Art exhibition, 2011
The Spot Where the Sun Shines

The Spot Where the Sun Shines

Art exhibition, 2011
catmaSutra 9

catmaSutra 9 - Nine Lives

Art exhibition, 2012