Chryse Gallery of Fine Art

Specialist Dealer in
Historical and Modern
Southeast Asian Paintings

Hanging by a Strap / Hong Sek Chern

Hanging by a Strap

Hanging by a Strap
Hong Sek Chern

Oil on canvas, 120 x 150 cm ,

No: 203


Hong Sek Chern

b. 1967

Hong Sek Chern who studied at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art (NAFA) and Goldsmith College (U.K.) is one of Singapore's leading contemporary ink painters. The one-time Head of Fine Art Dept at NAFA is also a multi-awardee. Her many awards include the prestigious UOB Painting of the Year Award in 2007. Her works can be found in public and private collections such as the National Gallery of Singapore and Taipei Fine Art Museum.

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Artwork Details

"So deeper into it, crowd-swept, strap-hanging...My lofted arm a-swivel like a flail" - "District and Circle" by Seamus Heaney

It was the time after the 21 June 2013 where the haze thickened to a fog of grey. And I saw an image of someone doing a sleeping pose prank on the floor of an almost empty MRT train car which somehow reminded me of recent break downs in train service in Singapore.