STROKES OF LIFE: THE ART OF CHEN CHONG SWEE
Chen Chong Swee is acknowledged as one of the earliest artists to have explored depicting Southeast Asian scenes within the medium of traditional Chinese ink painting. Published on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition at National Gallery Singapore, this catalogue bears witness to Chen's explorations across the mediums of ink and oil, the influence his immediate surroundings had on his art, and his insistence, above all, that it was impossible to divorce art from life. Full-colour image plates, newly commissioned essays and a biographical timeline of the artist within the catalogue flesh out the inflections of Chen's oeuvre.
Edited by Low Sze Wee and Cai Heng
305 × 240 mm
212 pages, paperback
100 colour and 1 b/w illustrations
English and Chinese