Ink on Paper, 100 x 100 cm
USD 4,300 – 6,200
About the artwork
Works in this series of Lim Tze Peng plays on the notion the Chinese character and its elicit meaning. The word ‘海’ (Sea) is the only character presented in this work aside from the artist’s name. The atmospheric presence of the scenery is explicated with the grand breadth of the character, exemplifying the vast seas while delicate curvature in the character strokes echoes the gentle waves traveling across the surface.
About the artist
Born in Singapore in 1921, Lim Tze Peng is one of Singapore’s most significant artists and a living legend. Renowned for his Chinese ink creations of post-independence Singapore, he also practices Chinese calligraphy. Alongside local and international exhibitions, his masterpieces are exhibited in prominent Singapore institutions and part of many prestigious collections. Lim has been bestowed several awards including the Special Prize at the Commonwealth Art Exhibition in England in 1977 and the prestigious Cultural Medallion in Singapore in 2003. In May 2012, he broke records with the sale of his works at a Christies auction in Hong Kong.