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Same Old Place 老地方     Chinese ink and pigments on rice paper, 123 x 200 cm, 2010

Tay Bak Chiang’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong showcases works from his ‘Stone’, ‘Lotus Pond’ and ‘Flower’ series. His delightfully poetic and visually intriguing compositions are inspired by his constant dialogue with nature and reflection of life through nature.

Trained in the traditional Chinese ink painting, Bak Chiang is constantly exploring and finding fresh perspectives to depict the ubiquitous Chinese painting themes, breaking away from the dependence on representational forms and combining innovative paint medium with brush technique. This approach has imbued the prolific artist with an artistic freedom to produce works that are distinctive and truly refreshing, making him one of the most dynamic contemporary ink artist to watch.

Bak Chiang graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore where he obtained his Diploma in Fine Art. Between 1997 and 1998, he also studied at the China Academy of Fine Arts in People’s Republic of China.

Since 1995, Bak Chiang’s works has been exhibited extensively in Singapore and other parts of the world, including France, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and Malaysia. His paintings are in the collection of The Istana (Official residence and office of the President of Singapore), National Art Gallery of Singapore, National Arts Council Singapore, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Singapore and Singtel.

Bak Chiang is the recipient of the prestigious Young Artist Award for Visual Arts from the National Arts Council Singapore in 2002. His works were awarded the First Prize at the UOB Painting of the Year Competition Singapore in 2000 & 2003, Distinction at the Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award 1999 & 2002, First Prize at the Singapore Turf Club Art Competition 1999 and Shell Discovery Art Award Singapore in 1995.

Born in Malaysia in 1973, the artist currently lives and works in Singapore.



1995年,畢業於新加坡南洋藝術學院. 1997及1998年,也曾受教於杭州中国美術學院。繼1995年起,木彰的作品曾多次在新加坡及世界其它地區展出,如法國、日本、韓國、台灣、中國、台灣及馬來西亞等地。榮獲多個藝術獎項,他的作品被多個重要的公共機構、私人企業及藏家收藏,其中包括新加坡總統府、新加坡國家美術館、新加坡藝術理事會、新加坡南洋藝術學院、新加坡文華東方酒店、Singtel等。



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