Lim Tze Peng

L4 Roots IV
Ink on Paper, 100 x 103 cm

USD 12,600 – 17,900


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About the artwork

Lim spends most of his time observing trees whenever he passes by one and tends to spend a long time studying its curves and bends. Painting trees fascinate Lim as he admires the way the trees grow with vitality, the way the trunks and branches meander. “The tree gives the artist soul” says Lim. He enjoys working with trees like the cypress and pine trees as they embody the values of a virtuous character, cultured and upright in times of hardship. Lim carefully executes his brush strokes to capture the shadows and veins of the branches. Thick and thin strokes to emulate the details of the tree.

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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