EML Presents: Chaos and Sanctuary
Venue: Cheong Soo Pieng exhibit, NX Gallery, NUS Museum
Date: 7 June 2010
Cheong Soo Pieng is generally regarded as one of the most significant artists in Singapore and the region, acknowledged for his ground breaking innovations Born in Amoy, China, Cheong Soo Pieng arrived and settled in Singapore in 1946, A key theme in this gallery is how Cheong’s art is closely linked to his travels. The light, landscapes and people in urban Singapore and rural Malaya and Southeast Asia greatly shaped his artworks. His subsequent trips to Bali, Sarawak and London were undertaken in search of new environments, cultures, sensations, observations and materials that provided fresh inspiration for his works.
In tune with the Encountering Cheong Soo Pieng Exhibition, EML’s soundscape of Chaos and Sanctuary takes you on a journey through the Chaos of electronic urban sounds, set jarringly against the NX Gallery adorned with paintings of scenic landscapes and tropical idyll. The journey then continues into the Sanctuary of more peaceful electronic sounds.