吴启基,“第六面五人联展:展现水墨彩墨不同面貌”,联合早报,现在,2005年6月6日
Goh Kay Kee, “Showcasing a New Facet of Ink and Colour”, Lianhe Zaobao, zbNow, Singapore: Press Holdings, 6 June 2005 (Translation) 2012-09-30

In surveying Traditional Chinese Ink and Colour Paintings, one could no longer hold on to the restricted perspective.  Beside ink and brushwork criteria, there are now emphasis on new methodologies and interpretation too.  Like one of the artist of “The Sixth Face” said, “One should always devise a new technique and adopt an inclusive attitude towards the works yet to be created.”
There are four male artists and one female artist in this show.  They are Lim Tiong Ghee, Soh Chee Hui, Oh Chai Hoo, Tay Bak Chiang and Quek Kiat Sing respectively. There were 51 works exhibited in all. The artists are of different age range, the number of years they have practiced differs and their ink presentations are also varied.
The eldest and most senior in terms of practice is Lim Tiong Ghee.  He had eight solo exhibitions before.  In the past, he focused on abstract landscape but in recent years there is a breakthrough in terms of the choice of subject matters. The subjects chosen are now more inclusive, such as fruits and vegetable, birds and fishes, and even human figure which is very demanding.
Lim uses collage, concentrate on local theme, using acrylic medium to create both representational and abstract works that margin between the tangibles and intangibles.
Soh Chee Hui is a Malaysian who graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.  He also studied for a year in England and had six solo exhibitions.  His expertise lies in acrylic painting of figures, often extracting from historical, cultural and social themes.
This time round, he is exhibiting seven works created during his residency at Vermont Studio Centre in 2003.  These works contain contrasting cultural elements from the East and the West, using cut and paste montage methods to create a sense of mystery.
Oh Chai Hoo used to employ Japanese Zen imageries in his works.  His new works make use of Chinese Brush Calligraphy boldly instead. To him, painting should come as he perceives naturally. The works which are seemingly simple involved numerous attempts.
Tay Bak Chiang and Quek Kiat Sing are the youngest among them.  Tay graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and further continued his study in Beijing Central Art Academy.  His subjects are mostly flowers and birds such as coconut trees, banana trees and bird.
The only female artist in the show Quek Kiat Sing had two solo exhibitions before.  Her past works were mostly abstract sky and clouds. This time round she uses light ink strokes to depict her living environment.

Translated by Quek Kiat Sing

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