This exhibition presents 40 oil paintings by 2nd generation Singapore artist Tong Chin Sye. Featuring portrait, still life and landscape compositions completed during the period of 1980s – early 2000s, the works on showcase reflect Tong’s dedicated pursuit in travelling and painting since early in his practice, and the inspirations behind his landscape and figurative exploration. While audience may already be familiar with Tong’s lyrical landscape paintings in both oil and watercolour medium, this is the first exhibition showcasing his versatile oeuvre that includes an extensive series of portrait and still life compositions completed over three decades of the artist’s career.
Tong Chin Sye (b. 1939, Singapore – ) is a multi-media artist trained in both Western and Chinese art. In 1987, he was awarded the first prize in the Port of Singapore Authority Open Art Competition. Over the years, he has participated in numerous exhibitions locally and abroad. In 1998, the artist represented Singapore at the Flemish Watercolour Days held at Zaventen, Europe. Earlier in his career, he was also a part-time lecturer in Western Art at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.
Venue: artcommune gallery, Blk 231, Bain Street, #03-39, Bras Basah Complex S180231
Hours: Opening hours: 12 – 7 pm daily (Free Admission!)
When: 19 - 30 Dec 2015,