Cheong Soo Pieng:
16.09 // 01.10 2023
Untitled (my three children), 1974, Mixed media on board, 165 x 81cm (size of each panel). Private Collection.
artcommune gallery, with the sponsorship of Dr. Lee Hung Ming, is pleased to present Cheong Soo Pieng: A Retrospective from 16 September to 1 October 2023 at Artspace @ Helutrans. Featuring over 80 works of Cheong Soo Pieng, the retrospective exhibition will offer a comprehensive look into all aspects of the prolific artist’s career over the span of 40 years. As a pioneer of the Nanyang art style and a renowned figure in the local art scene, his work is widely revered by practitioners and collectors in Singapore and overseas. This exhibition also marks Cheong’s first retrospective showcase in thirteen years, since his last show at the Singapore Art Museum, and will present an in-depth exploration of the diverse styles and themes that have characterised his career.
In 2021, artcommune gallery organised Tonalities: The Ink Works of Cheong Soo Pieng, a milestone exhibition which garnered overwhelming response from the public and attracted an audience of over two thousand. Following the enthusiastic responses of young visitors who enquired about viewing a wider range of Cheong’s works, artcommune gallery has joined hands with local collectors to dedicate their efforts and resources to curating a retrospective exhibition of the pioneer’s artistic oeuvre. Sourced exclusively from private collections, the exhibition showcases the remarkable dedication and passion of local collectors of Cheong’s works.
For those who are keen to delve deeper into Cheong Soo Pieng’s artistic journey, we are releasing the second edition of “The Story of Cheong Soo Pieng” in commemoration of the launch of the retrospective exhibition. Written by Ho Sou Ping, Artist and Director of artcommune gallery, the bilingual publication (in English and Chinese texts) spans more than 320 pages, tracing the chronological developments of the art master’s oeuvre as his practice evolved over the course of four decades. Featuring new and expanded research and around 300 artworks in various mediums – such as oils, watercolours, drawings, sculptures, and mixed media, the book presents an exquisite array of the master's artistic expressions.
Date: 16 September - 1 October 2023
Time: 12–7 pm daily
Venue: Artspace@Helutrans | 39 Keppel Road, #01-05, Singapore 089065
76 Bras Basah Road
#01-01 Singapore 189558
Tel: +65 63364240
M: +65 97479046