Alley way in Singapore, 1980
Ink on Paper, 69 x 69 cm
About the artwork
Ku 30/9/19 - Lim Tze Peng has a knack for portraying places in their natural states, evoking emotions of nostalgia with ink wash and warm, sepia hues. In this painting, he depicts hawkers selling food at roadside stalls and customers partaking in the delicacies. He showcases the simplicity of village life in narrow, winding side streets and squares where the community gathers.
About the artist
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.