From now to 18 Mar 2016, Goshen Art Gallery is launching an exhibition of art work from the late artist, Mr Teng Nee Cheong. A Retrospective Art Exhibition reflects Teng’s work that has transformed from his use of pen, ink, oil and charcoal over the 40 years of his artistic career.
Born in Singapore in the 1950s, Teng’s works are heavily influenced by various cultural exchanges in Southeast Asia. His work uses symbols of adjacent culture and religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism and even Balinese mythology.
Unusual compositional elements accentuate the desired aesthetic. For example, a vase barely fits into the top of a painting in order to fully show the traditional cloth that lies underneath. Objects appear to defy gravity. The focus in his paintings thus turns towards structure and colour.
Teng Nee Cheong studied at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore. His works was exhibited in Holland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Paris, Singapore and the United States. His work are among the collections of the National Museum Art Gallery (Singapore) and is highly sought after by international auction houses. He has also been awarded several awards such as the Ministry of Culture Award (1978), the Phillip Morris Group award consecutively 3 times and many more.
Exhibition Dates : Now to 18 Mar 2016
Venue : No.1 Coleman Street, #B1-31, The Adelphi, Singapore 179803
Operating Hours : Monday to Saturday, 12PM to 6PM