Tay Bak Chiang, Sentinent, 2014; Pigments and Chinese Colours on Rice Paper, 124x124cm

Singapore artist Tay Bak Chiang’s solo exhibition titled “The Story of the Stone” hold in Art Projects Gallery. The exhibition also celebrates the opening of Art Projects Gallery’s new gallery space at the newly renovated PMQ in Central, a heritage building formerly known as the Police Married Quarters.

“The Story of the Stone” is titled after a Chinese literature of the same name (also known as “Dreams of the Red Mansion” written by Cao Xueqin) that tells the story of a Stone Spirit in the mortal world. Bak Chiang is particularly inspired by the allegorical portrayal of the Stone, in which a lifeless object could be bestowed worldly experiences and personal expressions. In his distinctive compositions of abstract minimalist forms, striking colors and rich textures, Bak Chiang imbues each of his stone subjects with its individual character and seeks to tell their unique stories.

About Tay Bak Chiang

Born in 1973, graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore in 1995 and studied at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China, in 1997. He was awarded the First Prize in the Chinese Painting category in the 19th and 22nd United Overseas Bank Painting of the Year Competitions (2000 and 2003 respectively). In 2002 he received the Young Artist Award from the National Arts Council of Singapore.

Art Projects Gallery

Art Projects Gallery is a Hong Kong-based art gallery established in March 2010 that specializes in contemporary fine arts. Founded by two architects, Anng Tan and Rayvees Goh, Art Projects Gallery represents established artists as well as emerging artists, with the aim to promote and encourage artistic innovation in content, technique and medium.

About the exhibition

Duration: 11 – 25 May 2014

Venue: Art Projects Gallery

Opening Reception: 11 May 2014 Sun 15:00

Tips: Opening Reception with artist Tay Bak Chiang.

Guest-of-Honour: Consul General of the Republic of Singapore, Mr. Jacky Foo Kong-seng.

Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00

Tel: 852-65053036

Add: Unit S510, 5/F, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong

Courtesy of the artist and Art Projects Gallery, for further information please visit www.artprojectsasia.com.

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