Lot 63 | Auction XXII

LOT 63

B. Singapore, 1955

Tropical Plant, 1996

Signed and dated on lower right

Inscribed “Tropical Plant” on the lower middle

Collage on rice paper

76 x 56 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 4,000 – RM 6,000

Lim Tiong Ghee has condensed the form of abstract collage painting down to its simplest essentials of colour, line and texture. From this, one can observe both poetry and emotion and witness the celebration of landscape and tropical flora. There is also a feeling of growth and of fruition, as seen in this piece.

Lim was born in 1955 in Singapore. Among the awards that he has under his belt are the 1978 National Art Exhibition’s Special Award, the 1st prize for UOB Painting of the Year Competition, the 1989 Top Award at the UOB Painting of the Year Competition and the 2004 VSC Freeman Fellowship 2004/2005 from Vermont Studio Center, US. His works are in the collection of the Singapore Art Museum, The Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Citibank Singapore, Singapore Airlines and private collections in Australia, Europe, United States, Taiwan and Hong Kong.