Artist Feature | Hong Sek Chern


Sek Chern is known for her large scale stylistic painting of architecture using Chinese ink.

Her latest series of works compromises elements of reconstruction, using urbanism as one of the topics. Existing places in and out of Singapore are taken into context, diverse sites and buildings rearranged and painted to suggest a union of spaces. Each painting is carefully composed, leaving the audience wondering if the fragments are coming together or falling apart.

Diversity can be seen through her choices from the subjects right down to the two different types of rice paper used for a different painterly effect in this series.