LP BDLooking for Kai Ching Estate, 2014
Ink on Paper, 68 x 138 cm
About the artwork
Kai Ching Estate is a public housing area in Hong Kong that recently launched in 2013. Along with the Tak Long Estate, the area demarcated for the location was the site of the former Hong Kong International Airport. Kai Ching Estate is made up of six residential building and shares a shopping centre with its neighbouring estate. The haphazard angles of Hong Sek Chern's infrastructure cause the buildings to both recede into the background and loom towards the viewer. Highly skilled in her usage of Chinese ink, she is able to control the medium and add in significant detail to her artworks. She makes use of a rusty brown-black colour palette that conveys both boldness and grandeur.
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)