Much has been written about the oeuvre of the late Ng Eng Teng (1934–2001), an esteemed sculptor who was known for his iconic sculptural works that can be found in many public locations in Singapore. An alumnus of NAFA, Ng Eng Teng learned painting under first-generation artists such as Georgette Chen and Liu Kang before furthering his studies in ceramics in England in the 1960s. Recognised for his imaginative endeavours and contributions to the field of visual arts, he was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 1981.
This publication revisits Ng Eng Teng’s public sculpture commissions in Singapore and elsewhere – some which still exist today, some which are missing, and yet others never realised. It features a collection of sketches, technical drawings and personal artefacts, which provide much insight into the process of his work and highlight the primary material of his choice: ciment fondu.