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Hong Sek Chern
CSS-138 Looking Across Edgedale Plains-Artra, 2014

Ink on Paper
68 x 138cm

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Hong Sek Chern paints the view from Edgedale Plains, located in Punggol, with her characteristic multi-point perspectives. The ordered blocks of flats disintegrate into pools of ink, which could be abstract representations of surrounding foliage. She presents the rows of windows in a bevy of muted hues which are not displeasing to the eye - their shifting colours represent the mixture of personalities that reside in these humble abodes - placed together in a demarcated space with an intermingling of culture, ethnicities and backgrounds.

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  • +Artist Bio

    Hong Sek Chern (b.1967) graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, followed by an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Sek Chern’s Chinese ink interpretations of the Singapore urban landscape have won her several awards, including the 26th UOB Painting of the Year Grand Prize. She was recipient of the Young Artist Award from the National Arts Council and was selected to represent Singapore at the 25th Sao Paolo Biennale. Her works are part of several institutions and prestigious collections, including Singapore Art Museum, Taipei Fine Art Museum, and the National Arts Council (Singapore)
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  • +Exhibitions

    2002
    Sao Paolo Biennial, a Group Exhibition, Parque Ibirapuera Biennial Exhibition Hall, Sao Paolo, Brazil 

    2001
    9th International Drawing and Print Exhibit, a Group Exhibition, Taipei Fine Art Museum, China

    2000
    Modern Monuments, a Solo Exhibition, Telok Kurau Studios Gallery, Singapore
    15th Asian International Arts Exhibition, a Group Exhibition, Tainan Country Cultural Affairs Bureau, China
    Different Eye Different View, a Group Exhibition, Artfolio Gallery, Singapore

    1999
    Hexagon - Drawing Exhibition, a Group Exhibition, Telok Kurau Studios Gallery, Singapore
    ASEAN Art Awards 99, a Group Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    NAFA's Lecturers' Show, a Group Exhibition, NAFA Art Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), Singapore  


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