Lim Tze Peng
Full Loads by the Bank
ink on paper
120 x 120 cm. (47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in.)
Executed in 2021.
S$25,000 - 40,000
This work from Lim Tze Peng (林子平, b. 1921, Singapore) illustrates his sentiment of a
historical transport, bumboats. Next, the plein - air - painting in the outdoors is illustrated
with earthly undertones, warm glazes of ink, and calligraphic outlines. The artistic process and
keen observation encapsulate Lim's fondness for his subjects.
Lim is one of Singapore’s most significant and revered artists. He is renowned for his Chinese
ink creations of post-independence Singapore and his calligraphy. Lim has been bestowed
several awards, including the prestigious Cultural Medallion in Singapore in 2003 and the
Special Prize at the Commonwealth Art Exhibition in England in 1977. His masterpieces are
exhibited in prominent Singapore institutions and part of many prestigious collections
alongside local and international exhibitions.
Courtesy of the Artist and Ode to Art