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Chng Seok Tin

CHNG SEOK TIN ( 莊心珍 )

Cultural Medallion awards are given to artists in the top of their fields. Chng Seok Tin has achieved this recognition for her artwork early, in 2005. She studied art in many places including UK(world  top art school Central St Martins, aka CSM), France and USA. She holds 2 Masters in Arts degrees.

Seok Tin is probably the only Singaporean who had the rare opportunity to study Intaglio and Engraving with the legendary printmaker S. W. Hayter in the rarefied stratosphere of Atelier 17, Paris, France. She joins the rank of famed artists whom the late Hayter also influenced: Pablo PicassoKandinsky, Alberto GiacomettiJoan MiróAlexander CalderMarc Chagall, Jackson Pollock, etc.

This one-time tertiary-level Arts lecturer has held more than 28 solo exhibitions and participated in a 100 group exhibitions in Europe, USA, Australia, China and in Asia – her artworks travels afar, bringing the Singapore name to distant shores and doing Singapore proud.

She has the honour of being the first Singaporean artist to hold a solo exhibition at the United Nations HQ(New York).

Google ‘Chng Seok Tin” and you’ll be amazed by the number of articles written on her and her artwork.

Though she became blind in an accident in 1988, the power of her inner vision can still be seen on her mixed media and sculptural works.

This talented single lady is also an award-winning Chinese language writer.

Her extensive works spans different media: canvas, textile, ceramic, sculpture, installation, printmaking.  Her art works are collected by banks, museums, educational institutions and in the homes of private collectors both local and overseas.

About her bronze series curated :

She tells us that due to the tedious work and the expensive casting that is required to make the bronze sculptures, she will not be making them anymore –these pieces are her last bronze work.

A unique feature of the bronze sculptures is Seok Tin’s amazing creative incorporation of various organic impermanent material : paper, fabric, wood, which are then cast in bronze to make them last forever.

 

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Chng Seok Tin’s Installation Art At the Esplanade, Singapore’s premier cultural centre. 
(Photo Credit:  Koh Nguang How)

 

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Chng Seok Tin, among the first to be inducted into Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame