Featured Artist

LIM TZE PENG 林子平

Singapore | 1921

Lim Tze Peng is a self-taught Singapore artist who was a teacher by profession. As Singapore’s most significant living artist, Lim Tze Peng works include a remarkable repertoire of scenes such as Singapore River, Chinatown and Kampung life. Having grown up in the kampongs of Singapore, Lim was deeply affected by the rapid modernization going on to make way for a new, cosmopolitan city. Lim made it his mission to document what was left of the old Singapore before it disappeared. This mission proved to be highly influential on Lim’s art as it engendered a sense of romanticism, reminiscence and a reverence for tradition.

His latest calligraphic creations are  examples of his pioneering ‘Nanyang’ spirit. Through the  addition of colour to calligraphy, Lim Tze Peng has created a new expression that is modern, yet holds true to the preservation of Chinese tradition and culture.

Lim Tze Peng, Inroad Series - Vibrancy, Ink on rice paper 101x105cm

Recent Exhibitions

An Artist’s Pursuit

13 – 18 January 2019
231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex #03-17
Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery

Explore

24 – 31 March 2018

ION Art gallery, Level 4, ION Orchard
Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery

Nanyang Sentiments

2 – 10 December 2017
ION Art gallery, Level 4, ION Orchard
Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery
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