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[email protected] Presents Ch’ng Huck Theng’s ‘IMPerfect Creation’

Chng’s first solo exhibition in Singapore features 18 bronze works

Apr 12, 2018 | By Art Republik

Ch’ng Huck Theng, ‘Palawan’, 2014, bronze, 78 x 54cm. Image courtesy the artist.

Opening on 21 April at [email protected] (Museum Of Contemporary Art @ Loewen), ‘IMPerfect Creation’ is contemporary sculptor Ch’ng Huck Theng’s first solo exhibition in Singapore. High Commissioner of Malaysia to Singapore H.E Dato Zulkilfi Abnan will be Guest of Honour at the event.

On the fourth stop for Ch’ng’s international tour after Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur and Penang, the 18 bronze sculptures in ‘IMPerfect Creation’ each embody sentimental stories of the artist, expressing the philosophies inspired by his milieu.

Ch’ng Huck Theng, ‘Princess Liberty’, 2014, bronze, 75 x 27cm. Image courtesy the artist.


One of the themes introduced by Ch’ng includes the complementary concepts of beauty and ugliness. The artist believes beauty cannot be seen if one cannot see ugliness, and his bronze sculptures provide compelling satire for the public to reflect on their own preconceived notions of beauty.

Ch’ng Huck Theng, ‘The Guardian’, 2012, bronze, 60 x 45cm. Image courtesy the artist.

Ch’ng has won accolades such as the Asia Art Award in Korea and London International Creative Competition LICC shortlist award. His works have been collected by Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA) in Paris, Singapore Art Museum, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Hong Kong University Museum & Gallery, Shanghai Art Museum and the National Visual Art Gallery Malaysia.

The Penang-born artist is also a businessman, publisher, philanthropist and founder of the business newtork CHTNetwork. He established the One East Museum & Art to display his growing collection of arts and antiques, as well as his own artwork.

Ch’ng continues to inspire through leadership positions in art organisations, currently serving as the youngest ever President for the Penang Art Society, President of Association of Tourism Attractions Penang (ATAP) and Penang Antique Collectors Association. Ch’ng broke records by being the youngest Member of the  National Visual Art Gallery Malaysia Board of Trustees from 2009 to 2011, and was also appointed chief art curator to Australia by the government between 2013 and 2015.

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