Chong Huai Seng on The Culture Story, Art Collecting and the Art Industry
Mr. Chong Huai Seng founded The Culture Story with his daughter, Ning, as a platform that aims to promote art appreciation for art collectors, connoisseurs, and enthusiasts in Singapore. As a stockbroker in the early 1980s, Mr. Chong's love of art began upon venturing into the museums and galleries during his business trips to London and Europe. He then started his art collection with paintings and sculptures by modern and contemporary European artists. In the early 2000s, his regular trips to China sparked an interest in Chinese art, particularly Chinese contemporary ink. This led him to start establish The China Art Foundation, which promotes Chinese contemporary ink artists. Over the years, his experience with art and collecting developed, discovering different forms and styles of art from around the world.
The Artling speaks to Mr. Chong on The Culture Story, his journey of art collecting over the last 40 years, and the future of the art industry.