Reawakening: Collection of Tan Oe Pang’s Chinese Ink Paintings, 1990s-2000s is a solo art exhibition by Singaporean artist Tan Oe Pang. The exhibition runs from 31 March – 11 April 2021, featuring a private collection of 15 vibrant Chinese ink artworks painted in the earlier period of 1990s-2000s. Drawing inspiration from the abundant nature, subjects depicted include pink plum blossoms, spirited sparrows, busy bees, extraordinary eagle, frolicsome frogs and scenic landscapes. It is hoped that the series of invigorating artworks will uplift spirits, inject positivity and spread a little joy of the spring season as we strive to adapt in the face of an ongoing global pandemic.
Beginning to flower during the harsh winter when most plants succumb to the extreme weather conditions, plum blossom is widely regarded as a symbol of strength, perseverance and resilience. It survives the bitter cold and continues to blossom in the warmer spring, its spirit of tenacity shines through adversity. In the painting Pink Plum Blossoms, Tan Oe Pang depicted the flowers in spontaneous dabs of vivid pink-purplish shades of hues, evoking a sense of timeless elegance. In contrast, the intertwined branches were painted in varying brushstrokes with a blend of traditional wet and dry brush techniques, adding depth and textures to portray the vicissitudes of life.
Venue: Sky One Art Gallery
30 Tai Seng Street #09-02
BreadTalk IHQ, Singapore 534013
Hours: Monday – Friday: 12:30pm to 6:30pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday: 12:30pm to 6:00pm
When: 31 Mar - 11 Apr 2021,