From flowers and birds to bamboo and landscapes, visitors and shoppers to ION Art gallery will be treated to a visual feast of Chinese-style ink paintings when they visit from 15 to 19 December 2022.
Born into a scholarly family in Jieyang, China, Fan studied at the Xinhua Art Academy and the Changming Art Academy in Shanghai in the 1920s. He was guided by the renowned Shanghai School artist Wang Geyi, who was a direct disciple of the Shanghai School master Wu Changshuo. Continuing the tradition of the Shanghai-style xieyi painting, Fan’s works have been well-received and recognised in China.
Fan was also a connection between the haipai tradition in China and the expanding art scene in Singapore. He nurtured a new generation of ink artists in Singapore, providing them with an alternative mode of modernist ink paintings. Some of his students include Lim Kay Hiong, Nai Swee Leng, Tan Oe Pang, Henri Chen Kezhan, Lim Cher Eng, and Chua Ek Kay.
The exhibition is curated by Ming Liu Art, with the support of NAFA Alumni Association and Federation of Art Societies (Singapore). It aims to uncover the many elements of Fan’s adherence to classicism and traditionality – aspects of his art that continue to be relevant today.
Venue: ION Art gallery, Level 4
When: 15 - 19 Dec 2022, 10am - 10pm
By: ION Art Gallery