Hong Sek Chern

LPS - Sai Yeung Choi Street South, 2014
Ink on Paper, 68 x 138 cm

USD 2,800 – 4,000


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About the artwork

Sai Yeung Choi Street South is located in the Mong Kok district in Hong Kong. Typically thronged with people, the street itself has a high concentration of electronic shops that are packed together in a small space. As a visitor to Hong Kong, one is normally focused on navigating the crowded streets - but Hong Sek Chern reminds us to look up at the structures that play host to the hundreds of shops and bear the neon signages that advertise all manner of brands. By focusing on form and removing the masses, the street is presented in a new light and one begins to appreciate the glass towers clustered together and their architectural features.

About the artist

Hong Sek Chern (b.1967) graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, followed by an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Sek Chern’s Chinese ink interpretations of the Singapore urban landscape have won her several awards, including the 26th UOB Painting of the Year Grand Prize. She was recipient of the Young Artist Award from the National Arts Council and was selected to represent Singapore at the 25th Sao Paolo Biennale. Her works are part of several institutions and prestigious collections, including Singapore Art Museum, Taipei Fine Art Museum, and the National Arts Council (Singapore)

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