Less is More – The Minimal Art of Tan Oe Pang features 30 pieces of minimal art which include 20 Chinese ink and 10 oil paintings. Having a strong foundation in the techniques of Chinese ink painting, together with a careful observation of the world around him, the mindful Oe Pang created a series of minimal yet evocative artworks delineated in reduced brush strokes that conveys a sense of childlike simplicity. He seeks to add a new dimension to common subjects such as still life, trees, animals, insects and human figures through his abstract austere compositions. Despite the minimalist presentation, individual prominent features of the subjects are highlighted and enlivened by sprightly variety within the brushwork.
“In terms of Art, being concise and minimal will give a sense of magnificence. It allows greater flexibility and widens the scope for aesthetic appreciation. Conciseness is not equal to simplicity; conciseness is executed in simplified forms which evince depth and substance, whereas simplicity refers to weak forms and superficial ideas,”
says Oe Pang. There are large areas of sparseness shown in his minimal art; they intertwine with varied ink tonalities to leave room for the viewers’ imagination.
Venue: Sky One Art Gallery, Breadtalk IHQ, 30 Tai Seng Street #09-02, Singapore 534013
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 11am to 6:30pm
Saturday, 11am to 6pm, Sunday & Public Holiday – Closed
When: 13 Nov 2017 - 31 Jan 2018,