Lim Tze Peng

赠友人三首 - 李白 (Three Proses for a Friend by Li Bai)
Ink on Rice Paper, 90 x 105 cm

USD 9,800 – 14,000

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About the artwork

Singaporean artist and living legend Lim Tze Peng skillfully utilises complementary colours to create a spirited work. The vibrancy of the thick red brushstrokes contrasts the tranquility of the green background, bringing a sense of energy to the work. The bold black brushstrokes stand out from the cool toned green which recedes, thus giving the characters prominence in the work. Despite his calligraphy works being created in the later stages of his career, Lim brings a sense of vitality and dynamism to the traditional art of calligraphy, creating a spectacular painting.



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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