artcommune presents Cheong Soo Pieng: Metals, Found Objects and Assemblage. Cheong Soo Pieng (b. 1917, Xiamen, China – d. 1983, Singapore) is an important pioneer of the nanyang art style and one of the most creative Chinese artists of the 20th century. His varied output, which centres on the bold pursuit of Modern aesthetics and innovative amalgamation of forms and techniques derived from both Western and Chinese art traditions, was instrumental in shaping the development of Singapore Modern art. Over a career spanning almost fifty years, Soo Pieng devoted an entire decade (1965 – 75) to working with metals, found objects, and assemblage, revealing his wholehearted and intensive experimentation with blurring the boundaries between art and non-art objects. Featuring 8 exquisite metal relief, assemblage and mixed media works completed in the period of 1965-75, this small survey highlights Soo Pieng’s innovative use of found and unconventional materials in this particular chapter of his formal pursuit.
Art Talk: Singapore Artist Series: Cheong Soo Pieng
Speaker is Ho Sou Ping, Artist and Director of artcommune gallery.
Date: Saturday, 5 March 2022, 5 – 7pm
Fee: SGD 25 per person
RSVP is required due to limited capacity. To register your interest, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: artcommune gallery, 76 Bras Basah Road, #01-01, Carlton Hotel Singapore 189558
When: 25 Feb - 14 Mar 2022, 12noon - 7pm