HARMONY OF LIFE

Closing Bid: S$ 900.00

OPEN DATE: 10 May 2014, 10:00am
CLOSING DATE: 27 June 2014, 8:30pm

About the Artwork

Chang Kim Ngoh's Büffel entitled Harmony of Life is serene and feminine, with ladies wearing traditional costume, languishing on the body of the bull. "I have always liked Peranakan culture" states Chang, "especially the Nonya's clothing with its smaller fine embroidery, fabrics and vibrant colours". The feminine aspect of the painting is an antithesis of what one would expect to see on a hulking big creature, but it has been portrayed in such a dainty fashion that the viewer almost forgets that the sculpture is indeed a bull.

Bidding Information

OPEN DATE: 10 MAY 2014
CLOSING DATE: 27 JUNE 2014

Closing Bid: S$ 900.00

About the Artist

Disability: Polio

Despite suffering from polio, Chang is an accomplished artist with a diploma in Fine Art specialising in watercolours from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. A decade later in 1980, she obtained a second diploma in oil painting from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax Canada. Since she has started to work as a full-time artist, Chang has won many awards, including her participation in the National Day exhibitions from 1972-9, and in 1998 she won the coveted Philip Morris Asean Art Awards with a Distinction prize. In 2000 she received the Very Special Arts Gold Award, and she continues to receive commissions from institutions, including The American Club and the Plaza Fitness and Spa. Chang's ambitions do not stop there. Her aim is to gain international recognition as a professional artist and hopes to be able to exhibit her work globally.