upcoming Exhibition

Cheong Soo Pieng: Definitive Works from Private Collections (1947-1983)

19 January – 9 March 2019

This coming January, STPI Gallery is honoured to present Cheong Soo Pieng, lauded as one of Southeast Asia’s most important artists emerging from the Post War Chinese Diaspora. A pioneer of East-West modernism since the 1950s, he created a new visual language for artists in Asia, rising above the catastrophes of war and the schisms of nationalism. This show gleans from important private collections to provide a definitive selection of some of the artist’s most seminal creations, aiming to present a thoughtful review of both popular favourites and newly-revealed masterpieces, allowing fresh considerations of some of the artist’s most important achievements – the subject of the personality of the people in Southeast Asia, the re-creation of the Chinese-styled landscape, and the artist’s development of modern abstraction.