CHEONG SOO PIENG: A CENTENARY CELEBRATION IN TAIWAN


11 November 2017 - 31 December 2017
ASIA ART CENTER I, TAIPEI

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The exhibition features forty works by modernist Singapore artist Cheong Soo Pieng, many of them revealed to the public for the first time. It promises to be the first and most significant overseas survey exhibition of the artist ever since his passing away in 1983.

As one of the most significant of overseas Chinese artists active in the 20th century, Cheong Soo Pieng was a ceaseless innovator, never settling for an established style. In the process, he developed a highly iconic personal visual vocabulary, both reflective of a modernist internationalist bent and a commitment to depictions of the Nanyang region he found himself settling in as an émigré Chinese artist.

Arising from his training and knowledge of the inherited traditions of the School of Paris and traditional Chinese ink painting, Cheong Soo Pieng synthesised the aesthetic paradigm of Chinese and Western art, moving between oil painting and traditional Chinese ink painting seamlessly, straddling the spectrum of abstraction and figuration throughout his oeuvre.

Arising from his training and knowledge of the inherited traditions of the School of Paris and traditional Chinese ink painting, Cheong Soo Pieng synthesised the aesthetic paradigm of Chinese and Western art, moving between oil painting and traditional Chinese ink painting seamlessly, straddling the spectrum of abstraction and figuration throughout his oeuvre.
An exterior shot of Asia Art Center, housing Cheong Soo Pieng: A Centenary Celebration in Taiwan
An exterior shot of Asia Art Center, housing Cheong Soo Pieng: A Centenary Celebration in Taiwan
An image of Cheong Soo Pieng: A Centenary Celebration in Taiwan within Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
An image of Cheong Soo Pieng: A Centenary Celebration in Taiwan within Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
An image of works by Cheong Soo Pieng hung in Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
An image of the exhibition, Cheong Soo Pieng: A Centenary Celebration in Taiwan within Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Masterpieces by Singaporean artist, Cheong Soo Pieng, exhibited in Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Paintings from Cheong Soo Pieng's "London period", in Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
An image of the exhibition, Cheong Soo Pieng: A Centenary Celebration in Taiwan within Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Cheong Soo Pieng: A Centenary Celebration in Taiwan within Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Cheong Soo Pieng: A Centenary Celebration in Taiwan within Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Cheong Soo Pieng: A Centenary Celebration in Taiwan within Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Cheong Soo Pieng: A Centenary Celebration in Taiwan within Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Cheong Soo Pieng: A Centenary Celebration in Taiwan within Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Cheong Soo Pieng: A Centenary Celebration in Taiwan within Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Cheong Soo Pieng: A Centenary Celebration in Taiwan within Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Cheong Soo Pieng: A Centenary Celebration in Taiwan within Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Cheong Soo Pieng: A Centenary Celebration in Taiwan within Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Vision (1963) by Cheong Soo Pieng, from his distinctive "London period".
1950s Oil on Canvas Works
1960s Works on Paper
Early 1960s Abstract Oil on Canvas Works
Late 1960s Abstract and Mixed-Media Works
1970s Figurative Oil on Canvas Works
1970s Sculptures
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