Lim Leong Seng 林龙成

Biography

Born 1950, Singapore

Background

1970    Graduated from Bahrauddin Vocational Institute
1986    Kallang Theatre Mural Design Competition – “Expression”
1993    REDAS Sculpture Competition (International), Second Prize
1997    Philip Morris Group of Companies Singapore Art Awards, Juror’s Choice

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015    8th Solo Exhibition (Sculpture), Weathering storms as one, Fullerton Hotel,
Singapore
2010    7th Solo Exhibition (Sculpture), Sculpture Square, Singapore
2004    6th Solo Exhibition, ARTrium @ MITA, Singapore
1993    5th Solo Exhibition, Pinetree Town, Country Club, Singapore
1992    4th Solo Exhibition, C-Line Gallery, Bali, Indonesia
1976    1st Solo Exhibition, National Library, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016     Affordable Art Fair Spring Edition, F1 Pit Building, Singapore
2014     Nanyang Visionaries, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard,
Singapore
2012     Living with Art, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Art, Singapore
2008     23rd Asian International Art Exhibiton, Guangzhou, China
2003     CDL Singapore Sculpture Award Exhibition, Singapore Art Museum
2001     “A Vision of Change”, University of Brighton, UK
1994     Artistas De Singapura: Pintura Moderna No Oriente, Macau


As a full-time sculptor and painter, Leong Seng has participated in many local and overseas exhibitions in Belgium, China, England, Japan, Korea, Paris, Southeast Asia and Taiwan since 1969. Working mainly out of Singapore and Thailand, Lim has completed numerous publicly and privately commissioned sculptures in Singapore including: Singapore Zoological Gardens, Singapore Tourism Board, Kallang Theatre, Housing Development Board and SIA. He has created more than 30 public sculptures. In 2001, after he created live-sized bronze sculptures of early immigrants here depicting a Chinese coolie, an Indian milk seller and a Mid-Autumn Festival lantern procession for Telok Ayer Green, a park near the Central Business District, he developed an interest in the life and culture of early immigrants.

His later works include samsui women, rickshaw pullers, coolies in godowns and an Indian teh-tarik drink seller. As an artist, his aesthetic expertise can be seen through his wide range of sculptural concepts, spanning from realistic captures of individuals key to Singapore’s history, to more abstract and symbolic sculptures of family unity.