Paintings by Lim Tze Peng, Ong Kim Seng, Tan Choh Tee, Tong Chin Sye, Yeo Hoe Koon, Chua Say Hua & Ho Sou Ping
artcommune’s and AC43 gallery’s final exhibition into the year of 2018 features over 20 landscape paintings by various Singapore artists renowned for their painterly quests of iconic landmarks around the world. Many of the selected works are on showcase for the first time, bringing together pieces by Singapore artists who, over the course of their careers, have approached landscapes—local and abroad—with curious minds and technical innovation. The exhibits include Lim Tze Peng’s 1980s-90s ink paintings of early Singapore and Balinese landscapes; Ong Kim Seng’s lyrical watercolours of sun-basked Tibetan and Nepalese scenes; Tan Choh Tee’s tranquil oil sceneries of Bali and Singapore’s Duxton Hill; Tong Chin Sye’s curious reflections of the Taj Mahal and ancient Rajasthan temples in India; Yeo Hoe Koon’s lyrical semi-abstract renditions of Balinese and Singapore landmarks; Anthony Chua’s intuitive and bright ink compositions of Singapore River and Marina Bay Sands; and Ho Sou Ping’s romantic ink composition of Tanah Lot, Bali conveyed through an unconventional combination of rich, bold colours.
The art of Chinese landscape painting had already flourished into an independent genre by the time of the Tang Dynasty (618 – 906). Although not formalised as a genre in the Western art world till the 16th Century, the tradition of landscape painting also dates back to ancient times when the Greeks and Romans first began creating wall paintings reflecting landscapes and gardenscapes. As times and cultures evolved, how would such a classical genre translate into the unique productions of our local artists who have been broadly exposed to and trained in both Chinese and Western art practices?
Venue: artcommune gallery, 231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex, #03-39 Singapore 180231
When: 15 - 31 Dec 2018, 12noon - 7pm