National Gallery is having an ongoing exhibition on Chua Soo Bin Truths & Legends till 31st July
National Gallery is currently having an ongoing exhibition covering a cultural medallion winner Chua Soo Bin. Admission is free for all till 31st July.
Against the backdrop of today’s image-propelled social media culture, National Gallery Singapore spotlights its photography collection with its first retrospective of a local photographer in the exhibition Chua Soo Bin: Truths & Legends.
A remarkable photographer and a Cultural Medallion award recipient, Chua Soo Bin is known for his ability to capture definitive portraits and sensitive images, built on his mastery of the craft and understanding of his subjects.
The exhibition is anchored by Chua’s Legends series, which comprises iconic portraits of 14 established Chinese ink masters, offering a rare insight into the nuances of their daily lives. It also includes his earlier pictorial and commercial photographs to trace the development of his artistic practice. To add a new dimension to the stories revealed in the portraits and deepen visitors’ appreciation of the artists, a selection of ink paintings by these masters will be exhibited too.
Interview with Chua Soo Bin
In this exhibition, visitors can expect to discover rich stories told through photographic works and archival material by Singaporean photographer and Cultural Medallion winner Chua Soo Bin. Featuring close to 100 of his definitive photographs of pioneer artists captured with sensitivity and insight, Chua Soo Bin: Truths & Legends will give prominence to pivotal works in the development of photography in Singapore, a history that is often overlooked.
About Chua Soo Bin
Singaporean photographer and Cultural Medallion winner, Chua Soo Bin, had a close relationship with many of the artists he photographed for his Legends series. Here, he humbly describes the lengths he went to in order to preserve the legacy of the 14 Chinese ink masters featured in his exhibition.
Over a four-year period, Soo Bin travelled between Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and New York, and used 200 rolls of black and white film to photograph these artists.
Discover more stories at the exhibition Chua Soo Bin: Truths & Legends. Admission is free for all till 31 July.
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