, 89 x 96 cm
USD 6,300 – 9,000
About the artwork
志气 – Righteousness, a value that is of utmost importance in the chinese culture and this is exhibited by Lim Tze Peng through his calligraphy. He uses strong and sturdy brush strokes to embody the values of an upright and righteous man. Lim incorporates a deep earth brown, a colour often associated with stability, honesty and security. With the combination of Lim’s broad strokes and the deep brown, it gives his art piece energy, vitality and deeper meaning to the character.
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.