Art in Miniature – by Lim Gek Kheng
14 December to 18 December 2018
This exhibition presented by Arts To U Services will give art lovers in Singapore a rare opportunity to appreciate miniature art which has a long history dating back to medieval times in the West. The miniature paintings, created by Singaporean artist Ms Lim Gek Kheng, are grouped into four sections namely: Singapore and Raffles – to commemorate in advance 200th year of the founding of Singapore by Sir Stamford Raffles.Singapore and Raffles – to commemorate in advance 200th year of the founding of Singapore by Sir Stamford Raffles
In this Section the audience will be able to enjoy landscape paintings of old and modern Singapore, including heritage buildings such as the old National Theatre and the old National Library which have unfortunately disappeared from the Singapore scene.
Reproduction of paintings by the English painter J.M.W. Turner
The prolific English painter, Joseph Mallord Willam Turner (1775-1851 ) was known as a ‘painter of light’. He may not be widely known in Singapore but his artworks inspired impressionist artists such as Monet. Being an admirer of this great artist, Gek Kheng reproduced a number of his famous works which portray the sky in shimmering colours.
Reproduction of old masters’ artworks
Over thirty reproduction works of the Old Masters such as da Vinci, van Gogh and Vermeer will be displayed. These artworks include ‘Mona Lisa’, ‘Starry Night’ and ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’.
The artist’s original works
The artist’s original works Last but not least, Gek Kheng’s original works are inspired by the landscapes of the three countries she has lived in outside Singapore– Mongolia, Malaysia and Wales, together with stunning sunset scenes she has witnessed in different parts of the world
Catch this wonderful art exhibition by Lim Gek Kheng and experience the world of art in miniature!
14 Dec – 18 Dec : 11am – 7pm
Opening Ceremony (by invitation) : 13 Dec 2018 7pm
*Conversations with the artist 3pm – 4pm on 14, 15, 16 December
Artist’s Profile Gek Kheng, a science graduate in Mathematics, became an Information Technology professional and a lecturer with Ngee Ann Polytechnic before pursuing her interest in arts at the age of fifty. Leaving a secure job in Singapore, she went to England to undertake a full-time three-year course in Visual arts and Sculpture which she completed in 2006. Since then, painting has become her main occupation. Her interest in miniature paintings started in 2015, encouraged by her husband, David whose hobby is building dollshouses.