Lim Soo Ngee 林序毅
Born 1962, lives and works in Singapore
Lim Soo Ngee is currently senior lecturer at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore. He obtained his Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture) from Edinburgh College of Art in 1997.
Soo Ngee has represented Singapore in numerous exhibitions local and international, and
is a regular contributor to many international sculpture symposiums, such as the inaugural International Woodcarving Symposium, Singapore in 2007 and the Hong Kong International Sculpture Symposium 2009. His work was featured in the International Sculpture symposium of the 11th Asian Art Festival and is in the permanent collection of the Asian Sculpture Theme Park, Inner Mongolia, China. His works are in the collection of the Singapore National Art Gallery, Esplanade Singapore, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi Singapore, local and international private collections.
Soo Ngee's approach to sculpture is deeply personal and one with a conviction to re-engage and synthesize the traditional hand skill with contemporary life experiences. He works with natural material employing traditional woodcarving techniques to create uncanny characters appearing at times like an angel, at times appearing clueless, but all seems to exude a cynical attitude. His works often lend themselves to whimsical narratives suggestive of the dilemma of men in the modern society - men who tried in vain to recreate a perfect self from the projections of an imperfect society.