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Cheong Soo Pieng 钟泗滨

Cheong Soo Pieng (1917-1983), a Chinese diaspora artist from Fujian, is one of Southeast Asia’s most well-known artists. He was a never-say-die artist who was continuously experimenting with new artistic compositions and materials, resulting in both inventive abstract patterns and compassionate representations of Balinese figures. Along with artists like Chen Wen Hsi, Liu Kang, and Georgette Chen, he was a pioneer of the Nanyang Style.

Cheong used graphic outlines and mellow tones to elevate tropical daily life in Southeast Asia, combining the sensibilities of Chinese ink and Western oil painting. His unusual paintings of doe-eyed feminine figures with elongated limbs and simple outlines reminiscent of wayang kulit puppets were inspired by a trip to Bali in 1952. He explored space and form by digging deeper into sculptures and assemblages, displaying his mastery across mediums while pushing the frontiers of abstract art.

Cheong graduated from the Xiamen Academy of Fine Arts in 1946 and came to Singapore. In addition to Southeast Asia, his early 1960s trips to Europe inspired him to use modern materials and techniques on both Asian and Western topics. Cheong drew a plethora of ink sketches inspired by nature and sceneries during his two-year stay in London and Europe from 1961 to 1963.His abstract oil paintings, which eloquently portray his nostalgia for the great expanses of the West, incorporate the rich textures of these sketches.

钟泗滨 (1917-1983) , 新加坡华人祖籍福建厦门禾山钟宅。1936年毕业于厦门美术专科学校,后到上海新华美专进修。


1952年,在华中校长郑安仑的鼓励支持下,华中四位美术老师陈文希、刘抗、锺泗滨、陈宗瑞 ,结伴到印尼峇厘岛旅游写生创作。 并在之后举办了一场画展, 并逐步形成了“南洋画派”,奠定了他们“四大先驱画家”的地位。


移居新加坡后,从 写实派 转变为现代派,被新加坡画坛公认为东南亚一带的新潮画家。在南洋美术专科学院担任讲师。




Asia Art Collective is an art advisory and consultancy specialised in Singaporean and Asian modern and contemporary art. Professional art services include providing clients with art advice on artwork purchase and sale, artwork valuation and assessment, art acquisition and collection planning, art sale and brokerage, as well as art commissioning and artwork sourcing. Asia Art Collective seeks to promote a culture of art appreciation and art acquisition and collection for Singapore art, and modern and contemporary Asian art through its diverse and rotating art exhibitions and art appreciation programmes, courses and talks. Enquire with Asia Art Collective for advice and support on your art-collecting journey.

Contact Curator: Iola Liu (92398226)


亚洲艺汇有限公司(Asia Art Collective Pte Ltd )是新加坡专业的艺术品咨询顾问公司,公司的服务是为艺术收藏提供指导,制定策划购买艺术品方向,帮助藏家评估、分析艺术品市场价位、未来的市场走势。在选择艺术品方面,即要帮助藏家找到自己酷爱心怡的作品,同时也把艺术品列为藏家资产扩充的规划中,并且负责跟踪艺术品的买与卖。同时也提供新加坡艺术品量身定制服务

策展人:Iola Liu (92398226)

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