Hong Sek Chern

LPS- Million Dollar HDB at 194 Mei Ling Street , 2015
Ink on Canvas, 144 x 210 cm

USD 9,500 – 13,600


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About the artwork

The title refers to the 2012 record-breaking sale of an executive HDB maisonette for around a million dollars at Mei Ling Street in Queenstown. Hong Sek Chern depicts the blocks in the area and the issue generated much discussion given that HDBs are meant to be public housing and therefore available at a lower price. The flats are designed in much the same manner as the housing estates in other areas and Hong Sek Chern renders their details in her characteristic style.

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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