iPreciation is proud to present a diverse range of works by eight renowned Asian artists at the inaugural Taipei Dangdai art fair.
Cheung Yee (b. 1936, Hong Kong/USA) is a pioneer sculptor in Hong Kong, fusing ancient Chinese culture from the I Ching (Book of Changes) with modern sculptural forms, evident in his unprecedented cast paper murals and sculptures. As a well-respected art educator, Cheung was a recipient of the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1979 and a professor of Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong until 1998. He is the only living artist to be invited to show a solo exhibition at the Hong Kong Museum of Art.
Gao Xingjian (b. 1940, China/France) is an important leading cultural figure, and he was the first Chinese to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2000. Different from writing, his luminous ink paintings is another creative channel through which he captures his inner mindscapes.
The late Irene Chou (1924-2011, Shanghai/Hong Kong/Australia) was one of Hong Kong’s pioneering artists behind the New Ink Painting movement during the 1960s-70s. After suffering from a stroke in 1991, she was determined to overcome her physical difficulties. The unbridled energy and emotion of her abstract paintings reflect her strong and unwavering spirit and her inner world.
Wang Dongling (b. 1945, China) is one of China’s most highly regarded calligrapher and ink artist. He is best known for his “Wild Cursive” calligraphic works, characterised by their erratic and dynamic strokes. His works are deeply rooted in the ancient philosophies of Buddhism and Taoism, as well as Chinese poetry. As an art educator, he is presently a professor of calligraphy at the calligraphy department of China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China.
Milenko Prvacki’s (b. 1951, Yugoslavia/Singapore) abstract paintings reflect his memories with their distinctive motifs, symbols and shapes. His work exudes a personal narrative and distinctive visual language honed over forty years of practice. As an art educator for over twenty years in Singapore, Prvacki has contributed significantly to the landscape as a formidable force of influence and mentorship to the younger generation of artists.
Lim Soo Ngee’s (b. 1962, Singapore) approach to sculpture is immensely intimate, musing over the different relationships between humanity, the environment and society. His works present themselves as whimsical narratives that offer a commentary on the human condition. Aside from practising art, Lim has been a full-time lecturer at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts since 1998, where Lim is presently a senior lecturer.
Oh Chai Hoo (b. 1960, Singapore), an art prodigy, held his first exhibition at the tender age of fifteen in a National Day group exhibition at the Victoria Memorial Hall, alongside many distinctive artists including pioneer generation artists Chen Wen Hsi and Cheong Soo Pieng. Oh pushes the boundaries of ink painting, evident in his paintings of vast rock formations that exude enigmatic qualities and a stunning sense of depth and texture.
Tay Bak Chiang (b. 1973, Malaysia/Singapore) comes from an artistic background based in traditional Chinese ink painting and philosophy. Tay broke away from this formalist approach and reinterprets Chinese art forms by depicting traditional subjects of rock forms and the guqin instrument using contemporary media of ink and pigment on canvas and paper.