Jut Out: Cheong Soo Pieng at 100
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12 - 15 January 2017
Marina Bay Sands Convention Center
Cheong Soo Pieng is one of the most versatile Asian modern artists of his generation, ceaselessly experimenting with material, technique and style throughout his life. Presenting a dozen rare and previously unexposed mixed media relief paintings and sculptural works, JUT OUT: CHEONG SOO PIENG AT 100 showcases - in this centennial year of the artist’s birth - the unbridled originality and creativity of the artist’s oeuvre between the mid-1960s and mid-1970s.
Born in Amoy, China, Cheong Soo Pieng received his training in art at the Xiamen Academy of Fine Art in 1933 and Xinhua Academy of Fine Art in Shanghai from 1936. He settled permanently in Singapore from 1946, and passed away before he was able to realize a major retrospective-scale exhibition in China. A significant overseas Chinese artist of the 20th century and a pioneer modern artist in Singapore art, he is recognized as a leading proponent of the Nanyang art style and a decisive figure in the development of modern art in Singapore through his influence on students during two decades teaching at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.