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Lim Tze Peng
游子吟 - 孟郊 -Song of the Travelling Son by Meng Jiao, 2012

Ink on Paper
67 x 134cm

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Lim Tze Peng writes the characters from 游子吟 or Song of the Travelling Son by Meng Jiao (751 - 814) a poet in the Tang Dynasty tradition. The entire poem reads: 慈母手中线,游子身上衣。临行密密缝,意恐迟迟归。谁言寸草心,报得三春晖。 Translated, it says: Needle and thread in doting mother’s hand, turning out garments for her son who ventures out to roam the land. She puts in more stitches even as he leaves, and frets that his homecoming may be pushed further back. 'Who,' says the inch-tall blade of grass, can ever repay the warm sunshine of spring?'

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  • +Artist Bio

    Born in Singapore in 1921, Lim Tze Peng is one of Singapore’s most significant artists and a living legend. Renowned for his Chinese ink creations of post-independence Singapore, he also practices Chinese calligraphy. Alongside local and international exhibitions, his masterpieces are exhibited in prominent Singapore institutions and part of many prestigious collections. Lim has been bestowed several awards including the Special Prize at the Commonwealth Art Exhibition in England in 1977 and the prestigious Cultural Medallion in Singapore in 2003. In May 2012, he broke records with the sale of his works at a Christies auction in Hong Kong.
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  • +Exhibitions


    2012
    Black and White, Ode to Art Gallery, Singapore 
    Tze Peng in Bali, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore 

    2010 
    My Kampong, My Home, Singapore Management University Gallery, Singapore 

    2009 
    Inroads:The Ink Journey of Lim Tze Peng, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, 
    China Inroads:The Ink Journey of Lim Tze Peng, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China 

    2008 
    Inaugural Exhibition, NTU Art and Heritage Gallery, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 
    Inroads: Lim Tze Peng's New Ink Work, Art Retreat Museum, Singapore 

    2007
    Lim Tze Peng: Singapore River Memory, Cape of Good Hope Gallery, Singapore 2006 
    Tze Peng in Paris, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore 
    Infinite Gestures-Recent Paintings by Lim Tze Peng, Singapore Tyler Print Institute,Singapore

    2003 
    Tze Peng,Singapore Art Museum, Singapore


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