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New interest in Singapore artists' works

They are proving to be a hit with art collectors because of their quality and relatively low prices

Published on Sep 22, 2013 8:19 AM

Chinese brush painter Goh Chiew Lye, 60, opens his solo exhibition at the Hai Hui Art Gallery in Tanglin Shopping Centre today, nearly 20 years after his last one-man show in 1994.

More than 30 works, including several completed in the mid-1970s, are on show.

Mr Goh, a private Chinese painting teacher since he graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Nafa) in 1976, is the latest among a growing number of lesser-known but mature Singapore artists making a comeback on the art scene.

This is thanks to renewed interest in local artists' works and new art galleries promoting them. No fewer than six galleries have opened at Tanglin Shopping Centre alone over the past two years, joining about 10 older galleries.

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