Chieu Shuey Fook

b. 1934


Chieu Shuey Fook | 丘瑞福 (b. 1934, Singapore) graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1953 with a diploma in Western Painting. His work is much influenced by his teacher Cheong Soo Pieng, a pioneer artist of the Nanyang style. Before entering into full-time practice as an artist in 1983, Chieu worked in advertising for over two decades. This professional background also influenced his work, in particular his signature metal relief works. Experimental and exploratory in his artistic practice, Chieu researched extensively on unconventional art materials. He developed new techniques for himself using base metals such as zinc, aluminium, copper and self-derived mixtures. The resultant new textures, whimsical imageries, solid lines, and geometric shapes with vivid coloured planes are unique to his bold style. He has also produced batik and oil paintings. 

Regarded as a second generation Singapore artist, Chieu has exhibited widely, including in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, India, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and France. He has received artwork commissions from Singapore Airlines and the APEC Summit, 2009. His works are in the collections of leading companies in Singapore including Singtel.