Jamie Tan

Born 1990
Hometown Singapore
Lives and works Singapore

About the artist
Jamie Tan is interested in the elusive nature of colours and their formal possibilities in painting. To him, colours embody the spirit of freedom, where they seemingly expand, recede and overlap within their own boundaries. In his artworks, Tan explores the interaction of colours and how we perceive them — colours seem static by themselves but enter a transformative, ever-shifting state when relative to their surroundings. The simplicity of tonal values in his paintings allows the viewer to experience a sense of movement; a pushing and pulling effect achieved through the contrast of lightness and darkness and the distances between Tan’s methodically positioned bands of colours. Tan received his BA (First class honours) in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, awarded by Goldsmith University of London, in 2017. Since graduation, Tan has participated in several solo and group exhibitions and regional art fairs in Malaysia and Singapore.

Media

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Education
2015 – Present

LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore The McNally School of Fine Arts Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) Fine Arts –Painting
2012-2015
LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore Diploma in Fine Arts – Painting

Selected group shows
2021 hyper-horizon, S.E.A Focus 2021, Art Porters Gallery, Singapore

2020 Offline Colour, Art Porters Gallery, Singapore

2018 Art Expo Malaysia, TAKSU gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2018 Locals only, TAKSU gallery, Singapore

2018 Art Stage Singapore, TAKSU gallery, Singapore

2017 Art Expo Malaysia, TAKSU gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2017 Bilateral Bonds, TAKSU gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2017 MALTI, One East Asia Gallery, Singapore

2017 LASALLE Work in progress show: Neither glimmer nor ghost, Institute of Contemporary Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

2015 The LASALLE Show: ‘Garnish with’, Institute of Contemporary Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

2015 LASALLE ‘Fantastic Rubbish: For the Love of Locality’ Exhibition, Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

2014 LASALLE ‘A Space Across From You” Exhibition, Project Space Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore

2014 LASALLE ‘Should We look On The Other Side” Exhibition, Praxis Space Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore

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