This ceramic piece is part of Soo Pieng’s modernist exploration of open and closed spaces, as well as curved and elongated forms, as seen in his other sculptures and mixed media paintings. With the base of the piece reminiscent of the shoulders and torso of a bust, this subtly glazed sculpture achieves a certain grace and singularity in its balance between solidity and lightness.
Signature: Signed in Chinese (under the base) Label with title ‘Composition’ and date ‘1972’ (under the base)
Image rights: © Art Agenda, S.E.A., 2016
About Cheong Soo Pieng
Singaporean, 1917-1983, China, based in Singapore