Lim Tze Peng

An Ancient Tree
Chinese Ink on Paper, 165.5 x 4.5 x 204.5 cm

USD 38,600 – 55,100


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About the artwork

Living artistic legend Lim Tze Peng demonstrates his mastery of ink painting with this semi-abstract work. Bold lines define the form of a tree, illustrating the trunk and branches which wind and stretch in a myriad of different directions, conveying a sense of lively spirit and life despite its age. The earth toned colour palette used by the artist reflects the rustic subject, while Lim’s quick brushstrokes generate a sense of energy that is invigorating and thrilling. Trees have long been Lim’s favourite subject to paint, and this work captures the magnificent form of one which has firmly stood through seasons and years. Through his nuanced brushstrokes and colour palette, Lim Tze Peng presents a beautiful and emotive tribute to the wonders of nature.

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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