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Hong Sek Chern
LP Looking for Kai Ching Estate, 2014

Ink on Paper
68 x 138cm

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Kai Ching Estate is a public housing area in Hong Kong that recently launched in 2013. Along with the Tak Long Estate, the area demarcated for the location was the site of the former Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Ching Estate is made up of six residential building and shares a shopping centre with its neighbouring estate. The haphazard angles of Hong Sek Chern's infrastructure cause the buildings to both recede into the background and loom towards the viewer. Highly skilled in her usage of Chinese ink, she is able to control the medium and add in significant detail to her artworks. She makes use of a rusty brown-black colour palette that conveys both boldness and grandeur.

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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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