The Spirit of Ink

3rd August - 15th September 2019, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, India

Ode to Art in collaboration with  Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum , IDF Singapore, and the Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore presents ‘The Spirit of Ink’ by Singapore’s pioneer artist Lim Tze Peng. 

At 99 years old, Lim Tze Peng is Singapore’s oldest living artist and one of the most respected Chinese calligraphy artists. Despite his age, creating art is ever on Lim’s mind, and he has been passionately producing a series of calligraphy works. ‘The Spirit of Ink’ is the artist Lim Tze Peng’s first ever solo exhibition in India.

The highlight of the exhibition will be Lim’s 5 new pieces of abstract art calligraphy that he painted over the course of 2018-2019. These large-scale paintings will be displayed in public for the very first time. From an expansive collection of his works, another 20 specially curated pieces have also been selected to depict Lim’s journey from his roots in traditional Chinese calligraphy to his current more abstract and contemporary works.

This year marks a significant milestone for Singapore, being the 200th anniversary of the founding of modern Singapore by Sir Stamford Raffles. The exhibition is part of an ongoing effort to encourage cultural exchange within South Asia and Southeast Asia, and is held in conjunction with the Singapore Bicentennial and National Day celebrations this year.

The exhibition is supported by DBS Bank and PSA International, Singapore's leading port operator.

Exhibiting Artists: Lim Tze Peng


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Past Exhibitions

The Spirit of Ink
Lim Tze Peng
3rd August - 15th September 2019
Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, India
Victory March, a solo exhibition by Vani Hidayatur Rahman
Vani Hidayatur Rahman
20 June - 2 July 2019
Antidote @ Fairmont Hotel
The Art of Power - Sit-Down Dinner with Rolls Royce
Hong Zhu An
23rd February 2019
Ode To Art Raffles City
Capturing the Spirit by Ronnie Ford
Ronnie Ford
7th November - 21st November 2018
Ode To Art Raffles City
Book Launch of Portrait of the Heart by Lim Tze Peng
Lim Tze Peng
6th September 2018
National Museum
Tatler Table: The Art Series
Hong Zhu An
3rd August
Ode To Art Raffles City
Portrait of the Heart
Lim Tze Peng
26th July 2018 till 12th August 2018
Ode To Art Raffles City
Eva Armisen Painting Session at Raffles City
Eva Armisen
9th December - 10th December 2017
Raffles City Shopping Centre
One Man, One World(一个人 。 一个世界)
Ren Zhen Yu
3rd - 10th November, 2017
Ode To Art Raffles City
Fly to Love by Coplu
24th May - 7th June 2017
Ode To Art Raffles City