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.
EDUCATION & AWARDS:
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
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