Looking Across Edgedale Plains , 2014
Ink on Paper, 68 x 138 cm
USD 2,500 – 3,500
About the artwork
Hong Sek Chern paints the view from Edgedale Plains, located in Punggol, with her characteristic multi-point perspectives. The ordered blocks of flats disintegrate into pools of ink, which could be abstract representations of surrounding foliage. She presents the rows of windows in a bevy of muted hues which are not displeasing to the eye - their shifting colours represent the mixture of personalities that reside in these humble abodes - placed together in a demarcated space with an intermingling of culture, ethnicities and backgrounds.
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)