Lim Leong Seng 林龙成 (b. 1950)

Lim Leong Seng grew up in the 50s in a village at Island Club Road in Singapore. At the age of 18, under the guidance of Buddhist Master Venerable 'Zhumo', Leong Seng took up Buddhist studies and Chinese painting. He graduated from the Baharuddin Vocation Institute in 1971. A full-time sculptor based in Singapore since 1990, Leong Seng is equally known for his diverse range of painting styles.

Leong Seng is a member of the Singapore Modern Art Society since 1977, and was elected as the President of the society in 2001. In 1977, at the Modern Art Society's 13th Annual Exhibition, Leong Seng's 7 feet high sculpture caused a controversy for its radically experimental nature. Leong Seng's intrepid character and his openness to change and willingness to experiment with new material and approaches in art making are keys to his impressive span in his visual art practice.

Bali has been a constant source of inspiration for Leong Seng. He typically adopted a long-range approach where, in line with his artistic strategy, the key is exploration and the eventual integration of the ethnic culture, customs and ambience. In the late 80s, Leong Seng's collage work incorporated rice paper, batik and gold foil, captured Asia's rich multi-cultural heritage and helped him forged his very own distinctive style in the art of collage.

Leong Seng's experimentation with found and discard metals in the 80's spearheaded a series of dynamic sculpture such as his large scale commissioned work titled 'Spirit of Kallang'. In 1991, Professor Itipol Thangchalok of Silpakkorn University, Thailand, introduced Leong Seng to various sculpture foundries in Thailand, which enabled him to expand his practice as a sculptor. To date, he has completed 14 large-scale public commissions.

林龙成于50年代在新加坡Island Club Road的一个村庄长大。 18岁时,在佛教大师'Zhumo'的指导下,Leong Seng开始学习佛教和中国画。他于1971年毕业于Baharuddin职业学院。自1990年以来,林龙成一直是新加坡的全职雕塑家,因其多样化的绘画风格而闻名。 

林龙成自1977年起成为新加坡现代艺术协会会员,并于2001年当选为该协会主席。1977年,在现代艺术协会第13届年度展览会上,林龙成的7英尺高的实验性雕塑引起了彻底的争议。林龙成的勇于改变的态度以及在艺术创作中尝试新材料和方法的意愿,是他在视觉艺术实践中令人印象深刻的关键。 

巴厘岛一直是林龙成的灵感源泉。他通常采取的是一种长期的方法,与他的艺术策略相一致,关键是探索和最终融合民族文化、风俗习惯和氛围。在80年代后期,林龙成的拼贴作品融入了宣纸,蜡染和金箔,俘获了亚洲丰富的多元文化遗产,并帮助他在拼贴艺术中打造了自己独特的风格。 

林龙成在80年代对再发现和被丢弃金属进行实验,引领并创作了一系列带有动感的雕塑,例如他被委任的大型雕塑作品“加冷精神”。 1991年,泰国Silpakkorn大学的Itipol Thangchalok教授向泰国的各种雕塑铸造厂介绍了林龙成,这使他​​扩展了他作为雕塑家的实践。迄今为止,他已完成了14个大型公共雕塑。

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