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Lim Tze Peng
Morning Markets LP

Ink on Paper
200 x 228cm

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The monochromatic images of that Lim Tze Peng depicts in ink, while similar to his other pieces in terms of subject matter and tones of nostalgia, are distinctive in their exemplary technical skill. The creation of an image by eliminating negative space and maintaining an aura of completion demonstrates true control over one’s medium. In “Morning Markets,” Lim Tze Peng, there is a sense of poignancy and transparency which permeates the scenes of days gone by. Streaking the sky with ephemeral strokes of darkness, the artist brings about the air of a grey dawn, and the already bustling market below it. From the patterns of traditional houses to the clothes that are strung outside them, from the hawkers in their simple garb to the depiction of the goods they are selling - Lim Tze Peng captures the commonplace and renders it an invaluable memory. Although the actual place is lost in time, it is captured for a transient moment in soul-stirring simplicity.

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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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