HONG Sek Chern 洪雪珍

© HONG Sek Chern. Image courtesy of Modern Art Society Singapore.

Born in Singapore, 1967

I look upon my current series of paintings as ‘history painting’ – that is history of the mundane day to day with the daily news stories as points of inspirations for each painting. These history paintings are themselves forms of registering the past – each trace, mark or wash is a demarcation of a moment that has just past.

Sek Chern graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1995 and received her MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College at University of London in 1998, also completed another MA in South East Asian Studies at National University of Singapore in 2004.

She has held many local solo exhibitions, such as “Sleepless in the City” (2014); “Raised Tumpal” (2011); “Constructed Interiors” (2010); “Artist Feature” (2009); “On Borrowed Skies” (2008); “Portrait Sayang” (2000); and “Modern Monuments” (1999) and participated in group exhibitions locally and overseas, such as “Home and Beyond – Recent Ink Works of Chua Say Hua and Hong Sek Chern” (2012); “Singapore Survey 2012 – New Strange Faces” (2012); “Still Building: Contemporary Art from Singapore”, Indonesia (2012); “5th International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen”, China (2006); “25th Sao Paolo Biennale” Brazil (2002); and “President Young Talent Show”, Singapore (2001).

She received Young Artist Award (2000); Grand Prize, UOB Competition (2007); First Prize (Representational) UOB Competition (2006 and 1997); Juror’s Choice in the Singapore Art Awards (1999 and 1998); and Chen Chong Swee Overseas Art Scholarship (1998).

Her artworks are collected by many corporations and private collectors.

Contact: +65 9712 1229
Email: sekchern@hotmail.com