Born and raised in Singapore, Tan Oe Pang (b.1947) is a leading contemporary multi-disciplinary artist who works with a wide variety of mediums which includes Chinese ink, Chinese calligraphy, oil painting, sculpture, mixed media and poetry.
At the age of 13, he was mentored by Fan Chang Tien, the third generation master of Hai Discipline, from whom he acquired the art of traditional Chinese ink painting. Subsequently, Tan’s artistry developed into a distinctive fusion of Eastern and Western art techniques as he seeks to push aside the constraints of tradition and cross cultural boundaries.
In his latest solo exhibition, Lotus Love, Sky One Art Gallery presents a series of contemporary Chinese ink paintings featuring Tan’s diverse depiction and perception of lotus at different time periods. With a high sensibility and close observation of the world around him, Tan brings his painted subjects to life through the use of varied dynamic brush strokes, rendered in a coalescence of Xie Yi and Gong Bi styles. The interplay of strokes in his bold freestyle expression creates tension and captures energy of the interaction among his subjects. The exaggerated yet harmonious abstract compositions subtly evoke emotions as Tan skilfully weaves various elements in his work into a visual poetry.
Venue: Sky One Art Gallery, Breadtalk IHQ, 30 Tai Seng Street #09-02, Singapore 534013
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 11.30am to 6.30pm
Saturday 12nn to 6pm, Sunday Closed
When: 26 Jul - 31 Aug 2017,