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Hong Sek Chern
From Ocean Financial Centre and its Thereabouts, 2015

Ink on Paper
144 x 210cm

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Hong Sek Chern shifts from showcasing areas further afield to locations in Singapore, portraying the Central Business District with its mass of financial and commercial buildings of all shapes and sizes that extend into the sky. More densely packed than most areas, these buildings ring the bay and form a distinctive part of the Singapore skyline. The pockets of space that represent the windows of the glass towers vary in colour, similar to the lights of the offices that are switched on and off - forming a perforated pattern across the surfaces of the buildings at night. The 43-storey high Ocean Financial Centre is just one tower in a sea of glass.

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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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