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Chen Shitong

Biography

  • Born 1985 in Singapore

  • Graduated with Diploma in Fine Arts (Western Painting) from Nayang Academy of Fine Arts, 2006

  • Graduated with Bachelor of Art (Hon.) Fine Arts Degree from LASALLE College of the Arts, 2013 

Utilising the printmaking medium, Chen Shitong weaves subtle narratives that explore the intersection between people and places. Much of his work features the motif of a weathered rock formation – its form and texture inspired by the artist’s daily observations of natural found objects. Vast, solid yet ethereal in presence, the rock formation – created through an exquisite print method – reveals both weight and weightlessness. The tiny, delicate human figures portrayed in various states and 
postures generate a vibrant sense of life and motion, pointing to the interconnectedness between people and places, and the multitude of stories unveiled through the most ordinary of interactions.

He participated in the 1st Macau printing triennial in 2012 and was awarded The Winston Oh Travel Award the same year. He was also the best selling artist at Spot Art 2013 – Southeast Asia’s only international juried arts exhibition of artists under 30 years old. Though Shitong employs printmaking extensively in his aesthetic expressions, his work consists only of unique original editions.

Awards & Notable Commissions

2014 Commission for Farrer Park Medical Centre

2013 Commission for Art in Transit for Downtown Line - Roch0r Station

2012 Winston Oh Travel Award, Practice Award Recipient

2011 LASALLE Scholarship

2009 NAFA Fine Arts Award, Wood Award

 

Selected Solo & Group Exhibitions

2018 BON á TIRER: Original Prints by Chen Shitong, April Ng, Tan Seow Wei & Zhang Fuming, AC43 Gallery, Singapore

2018 Shop Mix, Tamarind Institute Gallery, Albuquerque, USA

2017 On Common Ground, Mulan Gallery, Singapore
2017 Contemporary Printmaking Festival, Capitol Piazza, Singapore
2016 Locals Only, TAKSU, Singapore

2015 This is Utopia, LWH Gallery, Shanghai

2015 Phrase, Rephrase. Galerie Steph, Singapore 
2015 Affordable Art Fair, represented by Art Forum, Singapore
2014 My Dreams. Our Hopes. LWH Gallery, Shanghai, China
2014 Other Nature 2, Art Forum, Singapore
2013 Spot Art 2013, Singaore ARTrium, Singapore 
2013 Hospice is..., Project Space Institue of Contemporary Art, Lasalle, Singapore 
2013 Georgetown Festival 2013, Georgetown Penang, Malaysia
2013 The Road Less Travelled, German Centre, Singapore 
2013 Displacements, 13 Wilkie Terrace, Singapore 
2012 Winston Oh Travel Award 2012, Praxis Space, Lasalle, Singapore
2012 1st Macau Printmaking Triennial 2012, Old Court Building, Avenida da Praia Grande, Macao
2012 Stones Encounters, Project Space, Lasalle, Singapore