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LP - 水调歌头 - 苏轼 (Thinking of You by Su Shi)

Ink on Paper
180 x 97cm

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Lim Tze Peng writes the lines from 水调歌头 - 苏轼 or 'Thinking of You' by Su Shi (1037- 1101), also known as Su Dongpo - the most important of the Song Dynasty poets. The entire poem reads 明月几时有?把酒问青天。 不知天上宫阙,今夕是何年。 我欲乘风归去,又恐琼楼玉宇,高处不胜寒。 起舞弄清影,何似在人间。 转朱阁,低绮户,照无眠。 不应有恨,何事长向别时圆? 人有悲欢离合,月有阴晴圆缺,此事古难全。 但愿人长久,千里共婵娟。It translates to: When will the moon be clear and bright? With a cup of wine in my hand, I ask the clear sky. In the heavens on this night, I wonder what season it would be? I’d like to ride the wind to fly home. Yet I fear the crystal and jade mansions are much too high and cold for me. Dancing with my moonlit shadow, it does not seem like the human world. The moon rounds the red mansion, stoops to silk-padded doors, shines upon the sleepless, bearing no grudge. Why does the moon tend to be full when people are apart? People experience sorrow, joy, separation and reunion, the moon may be dim or bright, round or crescent-shaped - this imperfection has been going on since the beginning of time. May we all be blessed with longevity - though thousands of miles apart, we are still able to share the beauty of the moon together.

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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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