Exhibition

25 July to 30 July 2019

Unceasing | 未央

25 July to 30 July 2019

A Chinese calligraphy, painting, and seal-carving solo exhibition by Dr. Yew Tong Wei.

未央
尤东暐书画篆刻个展


Opening ceremony 开幕典礼:
Thursday, 25 July 2019, 7pm
Guest-of-Honour:
Ms Sim Ann
Senior Minister of State,
Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
沈颖 女士
文化、社区及青年部高级政务部长
Exhibition dates: 25 – 30 July 2019
Opening hours: 11am – 8pm daily
Free admission

Talk 讲座:
“镌镂未央——谈书画印的继承与创新”
主讲 Speaker: 尤东暐医生 Dr. Yew Tong Wei
主持 Moderator: 958城市频道DJ 林灵芝
Saturday 27 July 2019, 3-5pm

Organiser:
Siaw-Tao Chinese Seal-Carving, Calligraphy & Painting Society
啸涛篆刻书画会

 

《未央》
尤东暐书画篆刻个展
听过好听的曲子,方知何谓余音绕梁;
悠闲地品一口好茶,才能感受到沁人心脾;
静看落霞与孤鹜齐飞,秋水共长天一色,方能体会什么叫流连忘返。这种余韵未尽的悠远情感,
古人把它称之为“未央”。
《诗经 。小雅。庭燎》:“夜如何其?夜未央。”
《老子》:“荒兮其未央哉!”;王弼注说:”叹与世俗相反之远也。“
前者指夜晚未到尽头;老子则指精神辽阔广远,无有穷尽。
东暐习书画印多年,临近不惑,愈能体会未央之意,是以首次个展命曰《未央》。

UNCEASING
A Chinese calligraphy, painting, and seal carving
solo exhibition by Dr. Yew Tong Wei
‘How goes the night? It is unceasing.’ – The Shijing (Classic of Poetry)
A melody captivates the listener for days; the taste of tea lingers on the tongue. A vision of the
heavens and waters dancing in endless convergence enthrals the watching wanderer. The
ancients had long recognised that human response to stimuli reverberates long after the first
contact. Mesmerised by these experiences, the ancients lost themselves in reveries and
meditations, in what they term the ‘unceasing’.
‘How boundless and unceasing (is the Dao)!’ – Laozi, Daodejing
The unceasing is without boundaries; it ventures far beyond horizons and transcends mortal
realms. Our response to art’s beauty is an unceasing captivation that propels our imagination to
unthinkable heights.
Tong Wei has been enraptured by the same unceasing beauty, and has thus spent many years
expressing it in calligraphy, painting, and seal carving. Yet, he recognises that his artistic journey
is, with no small irony, winding through an also unceasing path. Like the fabled night of the
Shijing, his art is unending, and we only have more to look forward to. He hopes that this
exhibition would convey his unceasing love for his art; hence, there can be no better title for the
exhibition than ‘Unceasing’.

Dr. Yew Tong Wei (B. 1980)
Tong Wei straddles the line between science and art – a physician specialising in diabetes and
endocrinology on one hand, and a promising artist in Chinese calligraphy, painting, and seal
carving on the other.
Tong Wei started learning Chinese calligraphy since the age of 7, first from his father, and
later on refined his skills and learnt seal carving under the tutelage of Master Ha Chan Kee in
Kuala Lumpur. He also drew much inspiration from his encounters with his grandteacher,
Master Dai Lancun in Taipei. He frequently infuses his works with refreshing modern touches
while maintaining elegance and classical eminence stemming from the traditional qualities of
Chinese art. He is particularly meticulous in his selection of paper, brush, ink, seals and
mounting, all of which enhance the finesse of his works.
His works have been displayed in over 40 exhibitions locally and internationally, including at
the prestigious National Art Museum of China, Beijing, and the University of Cambridge,
England. An eloquent speaker, he has delivered lectures and media interviews across
Singapore and Malaysia, with an emphasis on cultivating greater appreciation of the arts.
He was accorded the Dr. Tan Tsze Chor distinction award in Chinese calligraphy in 2016, and
was one of the youngest to be recognised with an invitation to be an Honorary Councillor for
the Chinese Calligraphy Society of Singapore the following year. He serves as the secretary
for Siaw-Tao Chinese Seal-Carving, Calligraphy and Painting Society, Singapore.

尤東暐 (尚熙)醫生
尤東暐醫生,字尚熙,號崇皓堂主人。
1980年生,祖籍福建南安。
終日遊走於感性與理性縫隙之間的内分泌專科醫生、書畫篆刻藝術工作者。
自幼從父習書, 2001年起,復受業於大馬著名書畫篆刻家夏子固(振基)先生門下。
爾後在與太老師台灣書壇耆宿戴畹薌(蘭邨)先生的會面中,深受啟發及影響。
書畫作品雅逸雋永,亦不乏具時代感的清新創意元素。
天生有處女座完美主義情結,對作品用紙、落款、鈐印、裝裱皆講究精到。
書畫之餘,還力攻篆刻,宗法秦漢,力求於平正之中見活脫。
至今參與逾40項國內外展出,其中包括中國美術館、英國劍橋大學等書畫篆刻聯展。
2016年其書法作品入選新加坡陳之初博士美術獎。
2017年受新加坡書法家協會禮聘為該會評議員,為當中最年輕之一員。
多次受新馬兩地電子及平面媒體採訪書畫篆刻内容,並發表專題講座。
現任新加坡嘯濤篆刻書畫會中文秘書。
曾任馬來亞大學佛學會副主席,並擔任佛曲專輯歌手。
《聯合晚報》、《普門》雜誌專欄作家,958城市頻道電台《每日正能量》特邀嘉賓。
文章亦嘗發佈於《聯合早報》、《星洲日報》及《慈悲》雜誌等。