Lim Tze Peng

BD 清泉石上流、松间照。(Mountain Life on an Autumn Evening by Wang Wei)
Ink on Paper, 100 x 100 cm

USD 7,800 – 11,100


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About the artwork

《清泉石上流》is a phrase that originated from 《山居秋暝》, a poem by Wang Wei from the Tang Dynasty. Wang Wei’s works are known to exude artistic values that allow readers to immerse in sceneries that he creates in their minds with his writings. This poem is categorized under 山水诗, one that depicts the beauty of the mountains and seas. The sceneries in the poem is aptly reenacted in Lim Tze Peng’s calligraphy work with colors. He deviates from traditional black and white calligraphy, adding a touch of contemporary feel to this piece.

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.

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