Pioneer Generation

Jaime Ee
Published Thu, Aug 8, 2019 · 09:50 PM
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Get a close up look of previously unseen works of pioneer Singapore artist Chen Wen Hsi at The Private Museum as part of its Collector Series. The works come from the collections of Johnny Quek, a close friend and patron of the late artist, as well as Jennifer Lewis and her sister Geraldine Lewis-Pereira. Just in time for National Day, the exhibition showcases Singapore's diverse cultural and natural landscape as seen through the eyes of Chen. The China-born artist was fascinated with flora and fauna and the works on display include his beautiful renditions of herons, sparrows, pigeons and the lotus flower. Besides getting a rare peek at these privately-owned works, the collectors also share their stories and memories of Chen, coupled with rare insights into his artistic process.

Flashes of Brilliance: Selected works of Chen Wen Hsi is on from now till Sep 29 at The Private Museum, 51 Waterloo St, #02-06.

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