ARTWORKS
BIOGRAPHY

GOH BENG KWAN 吴珉权

Indonesia | 1937

Goh Beng Kwan’s daring mixture of mediums has brought his work much acclaim and recognition. His prominent works are created through an exuberant process of layering paper over canvas, then painting over with various mediums like watercolor, Chinese ink, acrylic as well as gold and silver pigments. As Singapore’s pre-eminent abstract artist, Goh Beng Kwan continues to challenge boundaries in his work, creating artworks carrying his style in various mediums, such as paper pulp, water collages and batik. Goh Beng Kwan enjoys traveling in search of new inspirations, often creating works derived from his experiences overseas.

EDUCATION & AWARDS

1946    Migrated to Singapore

1950s    Tutelage under Chen Wen Hsi and Cheong Soo Pieng

1962    Art Students League of New York with Sydney Gross, New York, USA

1982    Inaugural UOB Painting of the Year

1989    Cultural Medallion, Singapore

EXHIBITIONS

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2005    Journeys Revisited, NAFA Galleries, Singapore

2003    The Elite Painter’s Quantumn Leap 2003,Esplanade, Singapore

1992    Journeys, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

1982    Citibank, Singapore

1965    Ruth Sherman Gallery, New York, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014    Nanyang Visionaries, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard, Singapore

2014      Impressionist Contemporary, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, Singapore

2013      Singapore Showcase, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard, Singapore 

2012    Living with Art, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard, Singapore

2009    Exploring the Boundary, Large Paintings By 12 Artists From Singapore & Malaysia 

1972    Adelaide Arts Festival, Adelaide, Australia 

1965    Six Best, Ruth Sherma n Gallery, New York, USA

1961    Five Man Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore