Lim Mu Hue: an inventive life

走出创意: 林木化

05 April - 18 May 2014
Lim Hak Tai Gallery

Lim Mu Hue was born in Singapore in 1936. NAFA alumnus and educator, Lim who was trained in Western painting, was renowned for his skillful and elaborate woodblock prints. Drawing inspiration from kampong scenes, puppet theatres and changing landscapes of Singapore, Lim’s paintings were rich in local themes. One of the most innovative artists of his generation, Lim had explored and integrated Chinese and Western painting methods and concepts to develop his own distinctive style.

In this tribute exhibition,  a selection of over 50 works and preparatory sketches from 1950s to most recently before his passing in 2008 were selected from the collection of the artist’s family, NUS Museum and private art collectors to showcase his versatility in various mediums such as charcoal, pastel, oil, watercolour and Chinese ink. This exhibition also included sketches of Lim’s last mural installation at the Esplanade MRT station completed in 2008.


Exhibition opening on 4 April 2014, NAFA, Lim Hak Tai Gallery

Installation view of ‘Lim Mu Hue: An Inventive Life’

Installation view of ‘Lim Mu Hue: An Inventive Life’

Group photo with family of Lim Mu Hue. Far left: Bridget Tracy Tan, Director (ISEAA & AG) and Ahmad Mashadi, Head of NUS Museum (third from left).