GOH BENG KWAN 吴珉权

Biography

Born 1937, Indonesia

Background

1946 Migrated to Singapore
1950s Tutelage under Chen Wen Hsi and Cheong Soo Pieng
1962 Art Students League of New York with Sydney Gross, New York, USA
1982 Inaugural UOB Painting of the Year
1989 Cultural Medallion, Singapore

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2005 Journeys Revisited, NAFA Galleries, Singapore
2003 The Elite Painter’s Quantum Leap 2003,Esplanade, Singapore
1992 Journeys, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore
1982 Citibank, Singapore
1965 Ruth Sherman Gallery, New York, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014 Nanyang Visionaries, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard,
Singapore
2014 Impressionist Contemporary, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, Singapore
2013 Singapore Showcase, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard,
Singapore
2012 Living with Art, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard, Singapore
2009 Exploring the Boundary, Large Paintings By 12 Artists From Singapore &
Malaysia
1972 Adelaide Arts Festival, Adelaide, Australia
1965 Six Best, Ruth Sherman Gallery, New York, USA
1961 Five Man Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore


Goh Beng Kwan’s daring mixture of mediums has brought his work much acclaim and recognition. His prominent works are created through an exuberant process of layering paper over canvas, then painting over with various mediums like watercolour, Chinese ink, acrylic as well as gold and silver pigments. As Singapore’s pre-eminent abstract artist, Goh Beng Kwan continues to challenge boundaries in his work, creating artworks carrying his style in various mediums, such as paper pulp, water collages and batik. Goh Beng Kwan enjoys traveling in search of new inspirations, often creating works derived from his experiences overseas.