Chen Shitong

Artist Story
Born in 1985 in Singapore, Chen Shitong graduated from Nanyang academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) majoring in Western Painting before obtaining his degree with Lasalle College of the Arts in 2013. In 2009, he awarded the NAFA Fine Arts award. He participated in the 1st Macau printmaking triennial in 2012 and was a recipient of The Winston Oh Travel Award the same year. In 2013, he was the best selling artists at Spot Art 2013 – South-east Asia’s only international juried arts festival of artists under 30 years.

 

In his practice, Shitong uses printmaking as a medium to highlight the intersection between history, people and places. Despite the enveloping concrete in modern Singapore, Shitong managed to seek inspiration from it, for this series of collagrah entitled ‘Concrete Reflection’. As he enjoys taking long reflective strolls, he gradually observed the many fascinating lines, forms and colours that are found on the long walkways and expansive concrete walls. From the moment the cement dries, its surface will be worn by the countless paths and souls that walked on it. The seemingly plain façade will be gradually eroded by the searing sun and pounding rain. Each of these components, both natural and man-made, leaves an indelible mark on the surface, forming a kaleidoscope of textures, a plethora of colours, and a multitude of stories.. awaiting for one to explore

 

Biography

1985 - Born in Singapore
2009 - Awarded “The Wood Award”, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Fine Arts, Singapore
2010 - Pameran Postcard Group Exhibition, My Art Space, Singapore
2011 - Velvet Curtain, Daliah Gallery, Singapore
2012 - Stone Encounters, Project Space, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
2012 - Winston Oh Travel Award, Praxis Space, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
2012 - 1st Macau Printmaking Triennial, Avenida da Praia Grande, Macau
2013 - Georgetown Festival 2013, Penang, Malaysia
2013 - Group exhibition at German Centre, Singapore
2013 - Spot Art 2013, Singapore Artrium, Mica Building, Singapore