Strokes of Life: The Art of Chen Chong Swee
Chen Chong Swee was an important early Singapore artist and educator who made significant contributions to the development of the Singapore and Malaya art scenes. He was amongst the first artists in Singapore to incorporate local subjects in his works, depicting Malay village scenes in his ink paintings from as early as the 1930s.
This show features key works from his six decade-long career. It highlights his proficiency in both Chinese and Western art traditions as well as his exploration and experimentation with Chinese painting techniques.