Goh Beng Kwan

Singapore

Born in Indonesia in 1937. He is a pioneer in his style of abstraction and collage.

For his contribution to modern art in Singapore he was awarded the Cultural Medallion by the Singapore government in 1989.

In Goh’s younger days he was tutored by Singapore pioneer artists and among them was the late Chen Wen Hsi who recognized Goh’s style of combining brush work, colour and collage.

This style was further developed upon Goh’s return from USA where he encountered artists who influenced him in the use of vibrant colours and textures and observing nature.

Until this day Goh considers nature as his studio, to the extent that his best works are executed directly from his response to his surroundings.

Goh Beng Kwan’s works is the best example of an artist using vibrant colours, be it works on paper or collage on canvas.


 

 

Jade Treasure
2015
pigments and collage on canvas
120 x 120 cm
Love is Blue
2015
pigments and collage on canvas
120 x 120 cm
Waterfall
2015
pigments and collage on canvas
120 x 120 cm
Welcoming Spring Flowers
2015
pigments and collage on canvas
100 x 100 cm
Osmanthus in Full Bloom – Henan
2016
acrylic on cotton, mounted on canvas
65 x 80 cm w
Visual Encounter at Dusk – Hanoi
2016
acrylic on silk, mounted on canvas
70 x 95 cm w
Temple Backyard – Hue
2016
acrylic on cotton, mounted on canvas
65 x 80 cm w

Yellow Leaves Dance in Spring
2014
Ink and pigments on paper
90 x 60 cm w

Early Spring
2014
Ink and pigments on paper
75 x 57 cm w
Shaolin Temple – Henan
2016
Acrylic on cotton, mounted on canvas
80 x 65 cm w
Gunung Agung, Bali
2016
Acrylic on canvas
65 x 65 cm w
Inle Lake, Myanmar
2016
acrylic on canvas
65 x 65 cm w
A Fine Day in Krabi
2016
collage & pigments on paper, mounted on canvas
50 x 50 cm w
Acres of Land in Krabi
2016
collage & pigments on paper, mounted on canvas
50 x 50 cm w
Crystal Water in Krabi
2016
collage & pigments on paper, mounted on canvas
50 x 50 cm w
Beach Vegetation in Krabi
2016
acrylic & ink on cotton, mounted on canvas
50 x 50 cm w
Dewangga Stream
2016
acrylic on canvas
50 x 50 cm w
Green Grass by the River
2015
collage on canvas
51 x 51 cm w
Doors of Perception
1983
ink, paper and found object
154 x 106 cm