Wu Guanzhong (1919 - 2010), one of China's most renowned modern artists, was born in Jiangsu but spent his early adulthood for studying art in Paris. Given his multicultural background, Wu's works are featured with a harmonious blend of East and West. Many collectors of contemporary arts love his works. Three months ago, in Hong Kong Christie's Autumn Auctions, his "The Mansion of the Queen" was sold at HK$6,660,000. It has become the top lot of the sale "20th Century Asian Art" (sale no.:12523; lot no.: 263).
Wu's works are particularly popular in Singapore, a global city with diverse cultures and hybrid identities. The National Gallery Singapore has dedicated its whole forth floor to the extraordinary artist. It is a permanent exhibition area for Wu's works. The first in a series of exhibitions in the area is now happening, showcasing 21 nature drawings of him ("WuGuanzhong: A Walk through Nature"). Portraying the scenery and different landscapes of China and Paris, between the dots and lines, light and contrast, the exhibits are filled with nostalgia.
The Yulong Mountains at Sunset
Colour of Nature (Rice Paddles)
Settlement on the Grassland
Date: December 14,2016 - December 3, 2017
Venue: Gallery Museum Singapore
Opening Information of The Met Fifth Avenue
10:00 - 19:00, Monday to Thursday, Sunday and Public Holiday
10:00 - 21:00, Friday to Saturday, and Eve of Public Holiday
Closed on 1 May
1 St Andrew's Road, Singapore, 178957
+65 6271 7000
SGP20 (No additional charge for this exhibition)