Lim Tze Peng, artist, winner of the Cultural Medallion in 2003. He is best known for the significant number of Chinese ink drawings and paintings of Chinatown and the Singapore River during the early 1980s when urban redevelopment focused on these two areas. Having a solid foundation in Chinese philosophy, art and culture, he also practised Chinese calligraphy.
His innovative expressions in his mastery of the Chinese ink and his development in calligraphy, particularly, his invention of 'HU TU ZI' 糊涂字 (muddled calligraphy) is impressive to behold.
"People have often asked for my comments on my art and my answer to them is, good art should speak for itself. I let my art do the talking."
-MASTER ARTIST LIM TZE PENG