This artwork depicts a bustling marketplace in Chinatown, from vendors displaying their goods to curious patrons browsing the stalls. Bold lines articulate defined forms while subtle ink wash suggests familiar buildings in the background. This contrast modulate the contours of the scenescape, expressing the vibrancy and energy of the precinct.
At 100 years old, Lim Tze Peng is Singapore’s oldest living artist and a living legend. Born in Singapore in 1921, he has gained recognition for his Chinese ink creations of post-independence Singapore and his bold Chinese calligraphy. Alongside local and international exhibitions, his masterpieces are exhibited in prominent Singapore institutions and part of many prestigious collections. Lim has been bestowed several awards including the prestigious Cultural Medallion in Singapore in 2003. Lim Tze Peng is represented by ODETOART