Lim Tze Peng

BD 空山松子落、幽人应未眠《秋夜寄丘員外》 (On an Autumn Night to Councillor Qiu by Wei Yingwu)
Chinese Ink on Paper, 89 x 96 cm

USD 7,800 – 11,100


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About the artwork

Lim Tze Peng references a poem by Tang Period poet Wei Yingwu, “in the fall of pine-seeds, pine-cones in the empty hills, I hope, my dear recluse, you’re still up, not sleepy”. Lim’s use of colour connects with the poem, as the brown brushstrokes denote the pine-cones as well as the season of fall, while the vibrant yellow suggests the warm glow of lights at night. The bold black brushstrokes Lim uses for the characters are impactful as they stand out against the other colours of the work, and leave the viewer with a strong sense of contemplation.

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.

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