Revisiting Peony Pavilion 又見遊園惊梦 – Recent Ink Works by Chen Xinmao

Revisiting Peony Pavilion 又見游园惊梦 – Recent Ink works by Chen Xinmao 

Private Preview:

Saturday, Mar 16, 2024, 3:30 – 6pm (By Invitation Only)

Artist’s Talk:

Saturday, Mar 16, 2024, 2 – 3pm

(Conducted in English and Chinese, Limited Seats Available)

Also live-streamed @ iPreciation FB page

Kindly RSVP by calling +65 6339 0678 or email

Exhibition Opens to Public:

Mar 18 – Mar 30  2024

10am – 7pm (Mon – Fri)

11am – 6pm (Sat)

Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays 


50 Cuscaden Road, HPL House #01-01, Singapore 249724

Tel: + 65 6339 0678    Fax: + 65 6438 2080

About the Exhibition 

iPreciation is delighted to announce the upcoming exhibition of esteemed Chinese contemporary ink artist Chen Xinmao’s latest ink works, scheduled to debut on March 16th, 2024. Titled “Revisiting Peony Pavilion,” the exhibition promises to offer new perspectives on Chen’s exploration of this timeless classic.

Chen Xinmao (b. 1954, China), a Shanghai-born artist celebrated for his groundbreaking contributions to ink art, continues to push the boundaries of artistic expression, drawing inspiration from cultural heritage, personal experiences, and the ever-evolving landscape of contemporary art.

American leading art historian, contemporary art critic and curator, Mr. Wu Hung, has recognized Chen Xinmao as the experimental artist of the “Post-Cultural Revolution” generation. This recognition underscores Chen’s pivotal role in reshaping the artistic landscape of contemporary China, as he navigates the complexities of cultural identity, memory, and artistic innovation.

Chen Xinmao’s first series of paintings on the romantic tragicomedy play, “Peony Pavilion” written by dramatist Tang Xianzu in 1598 which captivated audiences for centuries, debuted at iPreciation in 2019, marking the beginning of a transformative exploration into the depths of imagination and cultural symbolism. Since then, Chen has continued to delve deeper, infusing his latest works with a sense of free play. His strokes are bolder, his compositions more dynamic, and his use of symbolism more nuanced than ever before. Each painting serves as a window into Chen’s subconscious, inviting viewers on a journey of discovery and introspection.

Through his masterful use of ink, colors, and text, Chen Xinmao creates a visual language that transcends cultural boundaries, inviting viewers to explore the intersections of East and West, tradition and modernity, dream and reality. His latest series, “Revisiting Peony Pavilion,” promises to captivate audiences with its evocative imagery and exploration of humanism. 

About the Artist

Born in 1954, Chen embarked on his artistic odyssey in the Art Department of the Shanghai Theatre Academy in 1978. He later pursued a master’s degree from Nanjing University of the Arts in 1987. Chen is currently a professor at the College of Fine Arts, East China Normal University, where he oversees the Chinese Painting Studio and serves as a supervisor for graduate students.  He has participated in numerous exhibitions locally and internationally, including in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, the United States, and the United Kingdom. 

Get in touch with us

50 Cuscaden Road
HPL House #01-01
Singapore 249724

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 10am – 7pm
Sat: 11am – 6pm
Sundays and Public Holidays
by appointment only
The gallery will be closed from
Jan 21-24, 2023.
Business will commence as usual from
Jan 25, 2023.

Tel 65 6339 0678
Fax 65 6438 2080

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