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Hong Sek Chern (1967 - )

Born in 1967, Hong Sek Chern is a Singaporean artist who works primarily with Chinese ink and has explored definitions of drawing and painting through other mediums. She graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1995 with a Diploma in Fine Arts. She holds an MA in Southeast Asian Studies from the National University of Singapore, as well as an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London. Hong is interested in exploring various themes within the urban setting and employs the use of linear, non-linear or multi-point perspective in works on flat surfaces. Known for her ink paintings depicting interior and exterior spaces of local architecture, Hong juxtaposes urban structures across different times and spaces to explore notions of the old and new.

Hong was selected to represent Singapore at the 25th Sao Paolo Biennale in 2002 and has won numerous top prizes and notable mentions in regional art competitions, including the Philip Morris ASEAN Arts Awards, UOB Painting of the Year award in 2007 and Gold Award in 2014. She received the Young Artist Award from National Arts Council, Singapore, in 2000.