Tan Chin Chin has lived abroad for over 15 years in the United States of America, and is now spurred by a desire to make a homecoming. Indeed, the year that marks Singapore’s 50th anniversary is perhaps a most timely occasion for us to welcome her back.
She is the recipient of multiple illustrious art awards including the Grand Prize in The 14th UOB Painting of the Year Competition in 1995, the First Prize in the The Philip Morris Group of Companies’ Singapore Art Awards in both 1994 and 1993, and the Dr. Tan Tsze Chor Art Award in 1991. Her artworks are collected by Singapore Art Museum (SAM) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Brunei).
An innovative artist working in mixed media, she has left an indelible mark on Singaporean art. She looks to cultural and religious motifs for inspiration for her works. Her use of fabric collage and fabric on laser cut as a medium for her art, one might observe, is cutting-edge. A clear dichotomy features in her artistic practice; while her subject matter is deeply steeped in time-honored tradition and cultural heritage, her choice of medium is trailblazing, marking a marriage between art and technology made possible by the scientific advancements of the 21st century.
“Throughout my career, I have explored the confluence of culture and religion using textiles and paper within collage on varying surfaces. My interest is in the exploration of complexities surrounding our history within contemporary culture.”
says the artist about her work.
Exhibition: Tan Chin Chin: Homecoming 回归
Opening: 8 October 2015, 6.30pm – 9pm, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: 8 – 28 October 2015
Venue: ONE EAST ASIA ARTSPACE
Address: 15 Scotts Road #09-03, Thong Teck Building, Singapore
Hours: Mon – Fri: 10am – 7pm, Sat open for appointment: 12noon – 4pm
Phone: Office: +65 6737 1819 Fax: +65 6737 1859