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The Art of Chen Wen Hsi: Chinese Ink to Western Modern Art
22 September 2017 | 4pm - 7pm
Element Art Space
22 Lock Road #01-35 Gillman Barracks

Element Art Space is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Chen Wen Hsi (b. 1906 - d. 1991), one of the most celebrated and prolific first generation artists in Singapore.

This exhibition brings the rare opportunity to experience Chen Wen Hsi's works that have not been shown since his 1987 show in Beijing, China. Gathered from an esteemed collection ranging from abstraction to Chinese ink painting, from canvas to paper works, this showcase will be an eye-opening homage to the late artist and highlights the fusion of Chinese art and Western modern art that Chen is well known for. This show will highlight his rarely seen landscape paintings as well as notable subject matters in Chen’s oeuvre such as the highly sought-after paintings on Egrets and Gibbons.