Lim Tze Peng, ‘Street Market Wholesalers’, 1970-1980s, Painting, Ink on Paper, Ode to Art
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Lim Tze Peng

Street Market Wholesalers, 1970-1980s

Ink on Paper
26 2/5 × 26 2/5 in
67 × 67 cm
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Singapore
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Lim Tze Peng
Singaporean, b. 1921
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One of Singapore’s most revered artists, Lim Tze Peng has gained recognition for highlighting the effects of rapid modernization by fusing traditional Chinese ink painting techniques with scenes from contemporary city life. Lim connects themes of nostalgia, memory, growth, and loss in his elaborate, overflowing cityscapes, which depict urban centers in the process of transformation. In his best-known series, Lim painted, en plein air, historically important Singapore buildings slated to be demolished and replaced by newfangled high-rises. Another facet of Lim’s practice is devoted to text-based paintings that merge the tradition of calligraphy with the history of abstract expressionism. The compositions, built from layered, expressively scrawled words, favor compositional dynamism over legibility.

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One of Singapore’s most revered artists, Lim Tze Peng has gained recognition for highlighting the effects of rapid modernization by fusing traditional Chinese ink painting techniques with scenes from contemporary city life. Lim connects themes of nostalgia, memory, growth, and loss in his elaborate, overflowing cityscapes, which depict urban centers in the process of transformation. In his best-known series, Lim painted, en plein air, historically important Singapore buildings slated to be demolished and replaced by newfangled high-rises. Another facet of Lim’s practice is devoted to text-based paintings that merge the tradition of calligraphy with the history of abstract expressionism. The compositions, built from layered, expressively scrawled words, favor compositional dynamism over legibility.

Lim Tze Peng

Street Market Wholesalers, 1970-1980s

Ink on Paper
26 2/5 × 26 2/5 in
67 × 67 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
Singapore
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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