Artworks by Lim Leong Seng

Lim Leong Seng


As a full-time sculptor and painter, Leong Seng has participated in many local and overseas exhibitions in Belgium, China, England, Japan, Korea, Paris, Southeast Asia and Taiwan since 1969. Working mainly out of Singapore and Thailand, Lim has completed numerous publicly and privately commissioned sculptures in Singapore including: Singapore Zoological Gardens, Singapore Tourism Board, Kallang Theatre, Housing Development Board and SIA.

He has created more than 30 public sculptures. In 2001, after he created live-sized bronze sculptures of early immigrants here depicting a Chinese coolie, an Indian milk seller and a Mid-Autumn Festival lantern procession for Telok Ayer Green, a park near the Central Business District, he developed an interest in the life and culture of early immigrants.

His later works include samsui women, rickshaw pullers, coolies in godowns and an Indian teh-tarik drink seller.

As an artist, his aesthetic expertise can be seen through his wide range of sculptural concepts, spanning from realistic captures of individuals key to Singapore’s history, to more abstract and symbolic sculptures of family unity.


1970       Graduated from Bahrauddin Vocational Institute

1986       Kallang Theatre Mural Design Competition – “Expression”

1993       REDAS Sculpture Competition (International), Second Prize

1997       Philip Morris Group of Companies Singapore Art Awards, Juror’s Choice


Selected Exhibitions

2015      8th Solo Exhibition (Sculpture), Weathering Storms as One, Fullerton Hotel, Singapore

2010       7th Solo Exhibition (Sculpture), Sculpture Square, Singapore

2004       6th Solo Exhibition, ARTrium @ MITA, Singapore

2001       “A Vision of Change”, University of Brighton, UK

1994       Artistas De Singapura: Pintura Moderna No Oriente, Macau

1993       5th Solo Exhibition, Pinetree Town, Country Club, Singapore

1992       4th Solo Exhibition, C-Line Gallery, Bali, Indonesia

1976       1st Solo Exhibition, National Library, Singapore