More Space 空间: Hong Sek Chern

Born in Singapore in 1967, NAFA alumna and Young Artist Award recipient (2000) Hong Sek Chern is recognised for her stylistic interpretations of Singapore urban landscapes. In this exhibition, Hong presented new experimentations in Chinese ink within contemporary contexts, using single point and multipoint perspectives to create pictorial and abstract compositions. The artist moved beyond flat surfaces, to investigate the possibility of the 3D in ink painting, boldly reconstructing surface textures to expand our views of Chinese ink traditions through paper reliefs, which challenged the definition of space that is unlimited by medium and dimension.


Installation view of ‘More Space空间: Hong Sek Chern’

Installation view of ‘More Space空间: Hong Sek Chern’

The artist, Ms Hong Sek Chern, with Special Guest, Mr Teo Eng Seng

From left: Ms Hong Sek Chern, artist, Mr Teo Eng Seng, Special Guest, Mr Thomas Yeo, artist, Dr Bridget Tracy Tan, Director, Institute of Southeast Asian Arts & Art Galleries, NAFA, Mr Chia Mia Chiang, President, NAFA