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Hong Sek Chern
LP - TY Isabel

Ink on Paper
145 x 211cm

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Hong Sek Chern has been painting interior and exterior spaces of local architecture with Chinese ink for nine years. Sensitive to painterly surfaces and affected by the world around her, the artist hopes that what she creates will provoke thought and cause us to view what we see everyday in a new light. Stylistically, Sek Chern’s works reflect a masterful interplay of architectural blocks and lines. They are infused with a multi-point perspective of spaces that sometimes collapse into one another. Many of her paintings also explore tension between the old and the new, and notions relating to space and time are destabilized through the merging and juxtaposition of urban structures that belong to different eras and places.

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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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