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Scaffolds | An Artist Talk by Hong Sek Chern (Ink Masters 2018)

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National Gallery Singapore

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Delve into the works of leading local artist Hong Sek Chern and learn how her practice has been influenced by the Singaporean identity and its distinctive multiculturalism. Gain insights into how her signature multi-point perspective explores pluralistic ways of looking at the human condition, and depicts a world straddling the past and present.

Note: This talk will be conducted in English. No translation will be provided.


(Image Courtesy of the Artist. Title: Scaffold II , Year: 1994 )




About the artist

Hong Sek Chern is an artist based in Singapore. Previously the Head of the Fine Art department in the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) Singapore, she holds a Master of Arts in Southeast Asian Studies from the National University of Singapore and a Masters of Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She was the recipient of the National Arts Council Young Artist Award Visual Arts 2000, the President's Young Talent Award 2001 and won the 26th UOB Painting of The Year (POY) Competition in 2007. She was also named Singapore's representative in the 25th Sao Paulo Biennale, held in Brazil. Hong is well-known for her stylistic interpretations of Singapore urban landscapes, painted using Chinese ink. She has held many solo exhibitions in Singapore and participated in group exhibitions held locally and overseas.





Ink Masters 2018

Over two weekends, explore the development of modern ink painting in Singapore and Taiwan through encounters with leading local ink artists Zhuang Shengtao and Hong Sek Chern, and renowned Taiwanese ink master, Liu Guosong. Some programmes will be conducted in Mandarin with simultaneous English translation. These events are held in conjunction with the Wu Guanzhong: Expressions of Pen & Palette exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore.

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