Lim Tze Peng: A Private Collection

Lim Tze Peng: A Private Collection

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Opening Day22 January 2013, Tuesday, 6:30pm
Period23 January - 10 March 2013
Location 51 Waterloo,

The Private Museum is proud to present Lim Tze Peng: A Private Collection, a special exhibition that developed from the long-term friendship between collector Daniel Teo and artist Lim Tze Peng. This solo exhibition of Singapore’s renowned artist, featuring artworks from Teo’s private collection, encompasses Lim’s early as well as recent works. A selection of sixteen paintings from Teo’s collection of twenty-seven artworks will feature Lim’s Bali Series, Singapore Street Scene Series, Calligraphy Series, and Still Life Series. The significant Nanyang Style, which was used distinctively by artists in Singapore’s early art scene, is apparent in Lim’s early Chinese ink paintings. The highlight is a recent large-scale painting of the Singapore River, spanning more than 3 metres wide. Lim Tze Peng: A Private Collection also showcases an oil painting which was a gift from Lim to the Teo family, underlining the special relationship shared between the Collector and the Artist.

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Artist Lim Tze Peng,

Lim Tze Peng (b.1923, Singapore) is a Singapore-based self-taught artist. He had participated actively in artist field trips around the Southeast Asian region in the 1960s. Lim was the winner of the Cultural Medallion Award in 2003 and two times winner of the National Day Award in 1963 and 1981. In 2009, he held a solo exhibition abroad – Inroads: The Ink Journey of Lim Tze Peng, National Museum of China, Beijing; Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China. He is in the collection of Housing Development Board, Lee Kong Chian Art Museum (National University of Singapore), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore Airlines, Singapore Art Museum, Swiss Bank, and United Overseas Bank.

2012 Tze Peng in Bali, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
2010 My Kampong, My Home, Singapore Management University Gallery, Singapore
2009 Inroads: The Ink Journey of Lim Tze Peng, National Art Museum of China,Beijing; Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2008 Inroads: Lim Tze Peng’s New Ink Work, Art Retreat Museum, Singapore

Inaugural exhibition NTU Art and Heritage Gallery, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2007 Lim Tze Peng: Singapore River Memory, Cape of Good Hope Gallery, Singapore
2006 Tze Peng in Paris, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

Infinite Gestures – Recent Paintings by Lim Tze Peng, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore

2003 Tze Peng, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
1998 Fascinating Landscapes, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
1995 Moments by Lim Tze Peng, Takashimaya Gallery, Singapore (Jointly organized by Shenn’s Fine Art and Takashimaya Singapore Ltd)
1991 Solo Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore
1990 1st Solo Exhibition, Singapore


2006 5th International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China

Highlights of Southeast Asian Collection, NUS Museum, Singapore

2005 The Society of Chinese Artists 70th Commemorative Exhibition, Singapore
Style & Imagination: Art in the Nanyang Academy, 
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
2004 Crossroads: Collective Works of Second-Generation Artists, NUS Museum, Singapore
2000 65th Anniversary Exhibition of the Society of Chinese Artists, Singapore
1999 Singapore Art Society 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Singapore
1993 Art in Asia, Singapore Arts Fair 1993, Shenn’s Fine Art, Singapore

CAP III – Inkscape, Shenn’s Fine Art, Singapore

Singapore Artist Directory Exhibition, Empress Place Museum, Singapore

1991 International Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition, Beijing, China
1990 International Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea
1989 New York Art Expo ’89, New York, United States of America

First BruSin Art Exhibition, Brunei

Contemporary Art in Singapore: Where East Meets West, Tropen Museum, Amsterdam; Deutsch Bank AG, Dusseldorf,Hamburg, Nuremburg; Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim, Federal Republic of Germany

1988 France Salon Exhibition, Paris, France

NAFA Lecturers Art Exhibition 88, Singapore

1987 Three-Man Art Exhibition, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
1986 Eighth International Artists Art Exhibition, Taiwan
1982 Seventh International Artists Art Exhibition, Taiwan
1981 Singapore Calligraphy Exhibition, Singapore
1980 Fifth Festival of Asian Art, Hong Kong
1978 Singapore Historical Monuments Exhibition, Singapore

Singapore Artists Group Exhibition, Moscow, Russia

1977 Commonwealth Art Exhibition, England

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