“East Meets West” is an unusual artistic showcase of Chinese Ink Wash Paintings and Western Oil Paintings by Asian Artists. Like many of her other influences, Singapore is also melting pot of eastern and western art. Over the years, we have witnessed oriental ink and western painting germinate and establish themselves on our local soil; in many cases even flourishing. Both art forms are rooted in their own traditions, whilst innovating and learning from each other at the same time.
“East Meets West” brings together close to 80 pieces of artwork from four Chinese ink artists, Dr Cheah Thien Soong from Malaysia, calligrapher Mr Lim See Youg from Singapore, Professor Chen Hui and Professor Jia Youfu from China, as well as four Western oil painting artists, Mr Koeh Sia Yong and Mr Tan Choh Tee from Singapore, and Professor Chen Junde and Mr Xu Zhiguang from China.
Held in conjunction with Heng Artland’s 33rd anniversary, “East Meets West” will run from 22 July through 29 July 2017 at the ION Art gallery.
Art Talks: 22 Jul 2017 (Saturday), 3pm – 5pm
Heng Artland gathers experts to cover topics form Chinese ink paintings to western oil paintings. Please note that the dialogue will be conducted in Mandarin.
My Ink Experience – Legacy vs Innovation
Speaker: Dr Cheah Thien Soong 谢忝宋
Renowned contemporary ink-painting artist in Malaysia, Cheah Thien Soong graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore in 1962 and is presently the co-ordinator in ink painting section of both Malaysian Institute of Art and Eastern Arts Research Centre. He is also the Chairman of the Negeri Sembilan Art Society; Advisor of Seremban, Malacca Alliance of Persatuan Senitulis, Malaysia.
My Oil Painting – Infusion of the Eastern & Western Elements
Speaker: Mr Xu Zhiguang 徐志广
Born in 1973, Xu Zhiguang is one of the young powerful painters in Contemporary China. Xu Zhiguang graduated from the Shandong Academy of Arts in 1995 and graduated from the Postgraduate courses of the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2003. He previously taught at the Shandong Vocational College of Science and Urban Design Institute of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, and is currently a research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Oil Painting.
Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org / 65-6250 8155
Admission is free but as seating is limited, please RSVP early (19th Jul 2017) to secure your seat.
Venue: ION Art Gallery, Level 4, ION Orchard, Singapore
When: 22 - 29 Jul 2017, 10am - 10pm
By: Heng Artland