artcommune gallery, with the sponsorship of Dr. Lee Hung Ming, presents Cheong Soo Pieng: A Retrospective from 16 September to 1 October 2023 at Artspace @ Helutrans. Featuring over 80 works of Cheong Soo Pieng, the retrospective exhibition will offer a comprehensive look into all aspects of the prolific artist’s career over the span of 40 years. As a pioneer of the Nanyang art style and a renowned figure in the local art scene, his work is widely revered by practitioners and collectors in Singapore and overseas. This exhibition also marks Cheong’s first retrospective showcase in thirteen years, since his last show at the Singapore Art Museum, and will present an in-depth exploration of the diverse styles and themes that have characterised his career.
Cheong Soo Pieng: A Retrospective showcases the master’s comprehensive body of art, spanning from his earlier works in the 1940s to his final works in the 1980s. Curated chronologically, audiences will be able to traverse Cheong’s artistic journey and witness his stylistic growth over the years. Organised into nine distinctive themes, the retrospective showcase includes the Nanyang art movement of the 1950s, his European journey in the 1960s, mixed media works and the Nanyang Decorative style and more.
Given the diverse facets of Cheong’s art, the exhibition aims to facilitate and provide accessible ways of interpretation for both seasoned and new audiences to better understand his art, appreciate his artistic achievements, and grasp the rationale behind his status as one of Singapore’s greatest artists.
Venue: Artspace @ Helutrans
When: 16 Sep - 1 Oct 2023, 12noon - 7pm