This exhibition is the second in a series of five featuring an array of private collections in Singapore, as part of TPM’s 10th anniversary celebrations.
The exhibition features 27 selected works by 17 first- and second-generation Singapore artists, reflecting the places and people during the developing years of Singapore — a visual history of the country seen through the lens of the private collectors.
Titled ‘Silhouettes’, the paintings serve as representations of a past Singapore that can no longer be grasped in palpable form, memories preserved through the artists’ personal renditions.
For most of the works on display, although the artists are already household names with distinctive styles of painting, the collectors were motivated to collect pieces that deviated from the artists’ norm. The selected works by Tay Bak Koi, for example, are landscape paintings that differ from his renowned scenes of water buffaloes. Landscape-oriented works that are hardly ever showcased can also be found in the exhibition with the likes of Cheong Soo Pieng and Chen Wen Hsi.
Venue: The Private Museum, 51 Waterloo Street #02-06, Singapore 187969
Opening Hours: by appointment only
When: 27 Mar - 10 May 2020,