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From 23 – 27 May, an exhibition of Cheong Laitong’s work from the 60’s up to 2013 will be showcased at White Box, Publika.

This exhibition marks Laitong’s development and progression as an artist through his early pieces of work – from Venetian glass mosaics, to abstract expressionism, and experimentation with acrylics. His works from the 60’s are reproduced in a book called Laitong: 60s – consisting of approximately 100 slides of his paintings which had been rediscovered in his studio during a thorough session of spring cleaning.

National Museum murial wall by Cheong Laitong

After six decades of artistic contribution to the country – being showcased in the National Museum and winning several awards for his paintings – Cheong Laitong’s artworks are now considered to be true national treasures, tracking the nation’s history from independence up to today.

As years move along, Laitong continues to present new works with annual solo exhibitions. But, this particular exhibition is a rare chance to see highlights from six decades of his life’s work.

Kathryn Rao

The exhibition runs from Friday 23 May – Tuesday 27 May at White Box, Publika. Opening hours are 10am – 6pm. Find out more here.