Exhibition: 20-25 November 2018, 11am – 7pm daily
The Ngee Ann Kongsi Gallery 1 & 2 & Lim Hak Tai Gallery
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts(NAFA) Campus 1
80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189655
Venue Sponsor: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts(NAFA)
Ngee Ann Artist of the Year 2018 — Tan Kay Nguan
Trained in both Chinese and Western art, he fuses his Western painting styles with Chinese traditional brushwork, to capture the depth and moods of Chinese ink painting, creating splendid abstract paintings. His works often depict animals, birds and fish gliding in mystical surroundings, they illustrate his sensibilities, his love, passion and appreciation of nature. Through the interwoven and interaction of light, colour, rhythm and motion, Tan is able to captivate and transcend the beauty of ordinary subjects.
Tan is well known for his unique way of depicting cranes. The birds whirl in action in a carefully orchestrated dance, conveying energy and elegance under changing light, Tan’s “Dance of Millennium” series are imaginative and energetic.
He will be showcasing eight of his masterpieces in exhibition.
1994 – “Spirit of Our Land ” Art Exhibition, Singapore;
1996 – “Human Society” An Installation & Painting Art Exhibition, London, United Kingdom;
1999 – “Joyful • Painful” An Installation & Painting Art Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand.
2002 – “Nguan • Circle” Art Exhibition, Cite’ Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.
2012 – “Heaven • Earth 2” Art Exhibition, Osaka, Japan;
2012 – “Heaven • Earth 4” Art Exhibition, HangZhou, China;
2016 – “Dance of Millennium 16” Oil Painting Art Exhibition, Shanghai, China;
2018 – “Dance Of Millennium – Qingdao” Art Exhibition, , Qingdao , China;