15th Annual National Teochew Artists Calligraphy & Painting Exhibition 2013

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开展典礼Opening Ceremony:
二零一三年十一月十三日, 傍晚七时正
13th November 2013 (Wednesday), 7pm

展览 Exhibition: 

二零一三年十一月十四日至二十六日
14th – 26th November 2013

每日上午十一时至傍晚七时
11am – 7pm daily

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ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2013 – Mr Ang Hoon Seng

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Mr Ang Hoon Seng, descended from Chaozhou in Guangdong Province was born in Singapore in June 1933. He was in the public and banking services for more than four decades holding the position as vice-president of Overseas Union Bank Ltd, Singapore and its chief representative in Beijing, Shenzhen and Chengdu. He has served as a member of the Committee of Management of The Ngee Ann Kongsi since 1981, council member of the Teochew Federation (Singapore) and governor of the Teochew Foundation as well as advisor to Ngee Ann Cultural Centre and a number of local and overseas arts bodies.
Actively involved in the promotion of Chinese culture for decades, Mr Ang was the vice president of the Singapore China Society, honorary president of Teochew Drama Association, a director of the Singapore Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan and chairman of the Huay Kuan’s cultural & educational committee.

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Notwithstanding his English education background, Mr Ang has been an enthusiast of all things related to Chinese culture, especially the highly sophisticated and refined art of Chinese calligraphy and painting. He started practising calligraphy by learning from a wide range of most famous works from the great ancient masters. They include kǎi shū (楷书) or regular script from Ouyang Xun, Yan Zhen Qing, Liu Gong Quan and Zhong Yao; xíng shū (行书) or running script from Wang Xi Zhi, Zhao Meng Fu, Chu Sui Liang; cǎo-shū (草书) or cursive script from Dong Qi Chang, Zhi Yong and Mi Fu; and kuáng-cǎo (狂草) or wild-cursive script from Huai Su, Zhang Xu and Zhang Zhi as well as the twenty famous inscriptions from Longmen Grottoes.

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In recent years, he has devoted much time in studying the one-stroke writing, (一笔书yì bǐ shū) innovated by Zhang Zhi. While emulating the great masters, Mr Ang has developed his own styles of writing. His kǎi shū (楷书) or regular script, in mini or medium size scripts, is elegant and well composed without any touch-up whatsoever. However, he is better known for his accomplishment in cǎo-shū (草书), in terms of the density, layout and flow of the characters. His style is vigor, fast, graceful and natural. He has devoted much time recently in improving his skills in Chinese brush painting and wood carving, thus keeping himself meaningfully occupied every day.

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