Upcoming Exhibition > SGM Art Collection Exhibition Blossom of Hope - A Floral Art Exhibition
Physical Exhibition: 16 March 2024 - 14 April 2024
Virtual Exhibition: 26 October 2023 - 22 September 2024

SGM Art Collection Exhibition Blossom of Hope - A Floral Art Exhibition

Blossom of Hope: SGM collection exhibition features flowers as its primary subject, melding diverse mediums like paintings, floral art, and spatial installations. This offers visitors an immersive visual journey that delves into the essence of the theme. Especially in the aftermath of the pandemic, we aim to inspire deeper reflections on life, enrich our spiritual journeys, and instil a renewed sense of joy and unwavering hope by delving into the artistry of these floral exhibits.

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FEATURED ARTWORKS

Flowers and Birds

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Qiu Shoucheng

Ink and Colour on Rice Paper

33.5 x 442.5 cm

1989

Virtuous

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Yang Zhiguang

Ink and Colour on Rice Paper

67 x 67 cm

1988

The Country of Mugunghwa (Rose of Sharon)

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Chin Kwan Hwi

Ink and Colour on Rice Paper

71 x 170 cm

2015

Peony and Stone

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Xie Zhiguang, Zhang Shoucheng

Ink and Colour on Rice Paper

55 x 31.5 cm

1975

Dew Dripping Wisteria

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Zheng Naiguang

Ink and Colour on Rice Paper

66.5 x 44.5 cm

Camellia and Winterswee

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Pu Jiansheng

Ink and Colour on Rice Paper

70 x 137 cm

2001

Cattleya Orchids

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Jiang Caiping

Ink and Colour on Paper

64.5 x 64.5 cm

The Golden Garden of Love

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Yap Hong Ngee

Oil and Gold on Canvas

144 x 76 cm x 6pcs

2005

A Sea of Sunflower

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Lee Hai Peng

Oil on Canvas

123.5 x 255.5 cm

1994

A Bunch of Flowers

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Loo Foh Sang

Silkscreen Print on Paper

58 x 81.5 cm

2012

Sunflowers

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Lee Kah Yeow

Ink and Colour on Rice Paper

46 x 68 cm

1982

Marigold

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Yang Ruifen

Ink and Colour on Rice Paper

66 x 66 cm

Slender Grace

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Jiang Caiping

Ink and Colour on Paper

78 x 78 cm

1994

Loveable and Pure

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Wang Yu

Ink and Colour on Rice Paper

66 x 66 cm

Lotus

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Zheng Yikun

Lacquer and Nacre on Wood

61 x 81 cm

Lotus Pond in Autumn

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Guo Dawei

Ink and Colour on Rice Paper

123 x 366 cm

1979

Cosmos Flower

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Connie Ho Shun-Yiu

Ink and Colour on Rice Paper

68 x 68.5 cm

Chrysanthemum

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Ma Xiyuan

Ink and Colour on Rice Paper

69 x 69 cm

2002

Spider Chrysanthemum

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Wang Jiuxing

Ink and Colour on Paper

52 x 52 cm

Splendorous Autumn

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Zhu Qizhan

Ink and Colour on Rice Paper

99 x 52 cm

1982

Staunch and Unyielding as Iron

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Xie Gongzhan

Ink and Colour on Rice Paper

107 x 33.5 cm

1936

Song of Chrysanthemum

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Zhu Lesan

Ink on Rice Paper

31 x 39 cm

Plum Blossom

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Li Bingqi

Ink and Colour on Rice Paper

189 x 176.5 cm

1992

Plum Blossom

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Huang Yongyu

Ink and Colour on Rice Paper

14 x 69 cm

1985

Plum Blossom

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Lu Yanshao

Ink and Colour on Rice Paper

48 x 25 cm

Red Blossoms Across the Sky

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Venerable Bo Yuan

Ink and Colour on Rice Paper

93 x 182 cm

1993

Plum Blossom

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Huang Yanghui

Ink and Colour on Rice Paper

33 x 44 cm

1993

A Blossoming New Season of Spring

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Wang Geyi

Ink and Colour on Rice Paper

96 x 61 cm

1983

Plum Blossom in My Dream

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Pu Jiansheng

Ink and Colour on Rice Paper

135 x 60 cm

2001

Ink Plum Blossom

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Pu Ru

Ink on Rice Paper

91 x 36 cm

Exhibition Introduction

 

A life with hope is bright and cheerful    because there is joy.

In places where hope springs forth, smiling faces bloom like perfumed flowers     because there is a future.

 

Themed “Blossom of Hope,” the 11th SGM art collection exhibition features flowers as its primary subject, melding diverse mediums like paintings, floral art, and spatial installations. This fusion results in a rich tapestry of art forms and conceptual intersections. The exhibition is sectioned into four thematic zones: “Spring,” “Summer,” “Autumn,” and “Winter”, offering visitors an immersive visual journey that delves into the essence of the theme. 

In nature, flowers bloom in every nook and cranny, even in the most unexpected locales, exuding their unique charm and vitality. While a beautiful flower may garner instant appreciation from onlookers, artists delve deeper. They not only scrutinise the diversity and characteristics of flowers but also embark on a profound exploration of life itself. In doing so, they infuse flowers with emotion, poetry, and rich symbolism.

This exhibition features an extensive range of artworks, comprising 40 pieces by artists from Malaysia, South Korea, China, and Hong Kong. These pieces span a range of mediums, including Chinese ink paintings, oil paintings, prints, lacquer works, and fine brush works. By featuring artists from various eras and countries, the exhibition highlights the diverse beauty and interpretations of “flowers” in their creations, unveiling a rich tapestry of artistic styles and perspectives on nature and life.

The “Spring” section, which full of vitality and energy, features Malaysian artist Yap Hong Ngee, Chinese artists Qiu Shoucheng, Yang Zhiguang, Xie Zhiguang, Zhang Shoucheng, Zheng Naiguang, Pu Jiansheng, Jiang Caiping and Korean artist Chin Kwan Hwi.

While the splendour and passionate “Summer” section, features Malaysian artists Lee Kah Yeow, Lee Hai Peng and printmaker Loo Foh Sang, Chinese lacquer artist Zheng Yikun, artists Wang Yu, Yang Ruifen, Jiang Caiping, and Hong Kong artist Connie Ho Shun-Yiu.

The “Autumn” section features Chinese artists Zhu Qizhan, Zhu Lesan and Guo Dawei, who are dedicated to the modernisation of Chinese ink painting. This section also features Xie Gongzhan, who is renowned for his painting on chrysanthemum, Chinese ink artist Ma Xiyuan and Wang Jiuxing who paint in Chinese meticulous style.

Winter heralds the blooming of plum blossoms, symbolising virtues of fearlessness and unwavering perseverance against the biting cold. This flower has long been a cherished subject among Chinese ink painting artists spanning various eras. This section showcases eight distinct plum blossom artworks, each radiating its unique allure, including a piece by Huang Yongyu, revered as a national treasure in China; red plum blossoms by Lu Yanshao, Huang Yanghui, Li Bingqi, Wang Geyi and Pu Jiansheng that weave modern aesthetics into traditional techniques; the works by literati artist Pu Ru, and Venerable Bo Yuan, an eminent Buddhist monk from China.

Three budding Malaysian architects — Lee Chun Jie, Mechelle Yeoh Kai Wen, and Chan Kang Neng — have collaborated on an art installation that introduces an interactive space, displaying 10 still-life flower paintings by Bai Qu. While flowers in vases are often seen as representations of “fleeting and ephemeral beauty” in Western art traditions, their presentation in this interactive setting reimagines them, turning the space into a symbol of hope and eternal blessings. 

Another trio of floral artists — Elly Lam Wai Lee, Celeste Low Yi Tian, and Carol Chong Chu Xing — innovatively combine floral art and three-dimensional space with modern aesthetics, creating three large-scale floral artworks, presenting an unconventional aesthetic experience.

Through this exhibition of masterpieces, we aspire to foster a deeper appreciation for the fusion of art and life, especially in the aftermath of the pandemic. Moreover, we aim to inspire deeper reflections on life, enrich our spiritual journeys, and instil a renewed sense of joy and unwavering hope by delving into the artistry of these floral exhibits. For we are steadfast in our belief that hope is the force that beckons a brighter tomorrow.

 

Closing during ground floor exhibition breaks
Exhibition opening hours: 11 am – 5 pm (Closed on Mondays)
Exhibition venue: 7 floor, Hong Wen Art Gallery, Wisma Kebudayaan SGM
Prior appointment is required for groups of more than 20 people. Please get in touch with us at https://b.link/WhatsApp_SokaPCE