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Soo Pieng: Master of Composition
Cheong Soo Pieng has been 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. His emigration to Singapore in 1946 was followed by 40 years of constant experimentation with artistic composition and materials, placing him in an unequalled position among his peers and followers.
With attention to the artist’s innovative composing processes, this exhibition gleans from important private collections to provide a definitive selection of some of his most seminal creations.