Old Singapore Landscape
Ink on Paper, 65 x 65 cm
About the artwork
Ally Lim Tze Peng allows us to dwell temporarily in his memories of the sights and sounds of old Singapore. He is able to capture detail in an exquisite manner, conveying the atmosphere of a certain era in time with color, gradients and carefully thought-out compositions.
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.