In The Present: Ho Ho Ying


by Tan, Bridget Tracy

In The Present: Ho Ho Ying

Price:  US$25.20   (SGD35.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 127 pages
Published:  2014, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789810793227
SB#:  056826 (702)

About This Book

Known as Singapore's pioneering artist of the modern art movement and an influential art critic, this exhibition traces the artistic journey of Ho Ho Ying from the 1950s to 2011, featuring over 80 pieces of artwork including early sketches and paintings in oil, acrylic and Chinese ink. Ho Ho Ying (b. 1936) came to Singapore from Hainan to join his father in 1942, at the beginning of World War II. He did not receive any formal art training except art lessons from pioneer artists Liu Kang and Chen Wen Hsi at The Chinese High School where he was enrolled in till 1955. It was from these two masters that he learnt Chinese calligraphy and ink painting, as well as the Western traditions of oil, acrylic and watercolour painting. Ho would go on to forge his own identity as a Nanyang artist with paintings that combined the sensibilities of both East and West. 'Ho Ho Ying - Present' is the artist's latest solo show in a decade. This is the first large-scale exhibition which looks back at the artist's milestones and transformational periods beginning from a young art student to the established artist he is today. A collection of pencil sketches is exhibited for the first time and provides a glimpse into his art training of drawing from observation.


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