Andre Tan Chih Wei



The eccentric artist known as Andre, provides lovemuseum with the most imaginative, adventurous, and all-around confounding works of art which depict pop culture in an unconventional approach. Andre has been designing and painting his diverse artworks since 2000. His influences run rampant in his work. Influences like Sci-Fi Movies, Fashion magazines, 60’s Pornography, Television and Rock & Roll have fueled him in most of his life endeavors.
Often, he studied other artists such as Keith Harring, Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, David Salle, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Piet Mondrian. Since then, his influences in Contemporary Art have also included David Shirgley, Ryan McGinness, Frank Kozik, Shepard Fairey, Rei Kawakubo, Kate Gibbs and Takashi Murakami. His artworks are an unconventional style of Pop Art. Andre's approach and his Pop Art sensibilities have sparked the interest of others. He mixes conventional Pop Art with new mediums such as spray paint, texilac, and acrylic on printed fabric, plastic, and wood. Andre's style of painting has created vibrant and exciting artworks for lovemuseum.
Andre's contribution to the Contemporary art scene has only just begun and will most assuredly continue to explode upon the face of pop culture.

Andre is currently pursuing his MA in Fine Arts with Lasalle-SIA college od the arts.

Source: permission from Andre Tan

Date of birth 22 September 1978


Postgraduate Studies
Master of Arts (Fine Arts)
LASALLE-SIA College of the arts

2003 to 2004
RMIT Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts)
Honours 1st class

1997 to 2000
Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting)
LASALLE-SIA College of the arts


Oct 2005
"Below 500"
Plastic Kinetic Worms

Sept 2005
“New Contemporaries”
Earl Lu Gallery

July 2004
Arts Seasons Gallery

May 2004
Earl Lu Gallery

Feb 2004
“Made In Singapore”
Arts Seasons Gallery

Dec 2003
Hotel Gallery Evason

May 2000
“the 5th Ericsson Scholarship Exhibition 2000”
Wetterling Teo Gallery

May 2000
“No dead space, no wasted motion”
LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts

March 1999
LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts


Georgette Chen Arts Scholarship
Singapore Buddhist Lodge Bursary


LASALLE-SIA presents a showcase of New Art by Singapore’s emerging artists

Tuesday, 20 September 2005

LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts’ Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore presents New Contemporaries: New Art from LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, an exhibition that showcases the creative talent of young and emerging artists of the College.

New Contemporaries: New Art from LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts aims to examine LASALLE-SIA’s dynamic and continuing contribution to the artistic landscape. It will highlight the significant pedagogical role that the College has played in the continuing development of contemporary art in Singapore featuring new, never before seen works by its students and graduates. Visitors will see the diversity, dynamism, vitality and complexity of artistic practices which epitomise the creative practice of these 15 outstanding, emerging artists from the College’s Faculties of Fine Arts and Media Arts. More importantly, this exhibition will serve as a national platform to showcase Singapore’s young art practitioners who display promising potential and commitment to further contribute to the development of Singapore art and illustrate the country’s capabilities as a regional and international arts hub.

Comments Dr Eugene Tan, Director, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, “This exhibition fulfills one of the key missions of the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, namely to showcase and promote the work of emerging artists locally and internationally. The artists in the exhibition represent some of the most exciting to emerge from LASALLE-SIA and Singapore, and following its exhibition in Singapore, plans are currently being finalised for the exhibition to tour to other venues in Asia and Europe.”

The artists to be showcased include outstanding BA (Hons) Fine Arts graduate Jane Lee, who works with different media such as acrylic, fabric and wood and manipulates them to create unexpected results.

In addition to painting, sculpture and installation, visitors can also expect to see new media works, highlighting the growing significance of this art form in contemporary art practice in Singapore. Freelance multimedia designer, Ajeet Mansukhani, a Media Arts degree graduate, will showcase a new interactive media work. Over the past two years, Ajeet has represented Singapore at international contemporary art exhibitions in Rome, Venice and Belgrade which feature young artists.

New Contemporaries: New Art from LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts will be held at LASALLE-SIA’s Earl Lu Gallery from 23 September to 16 October. The exhibition is part of the National Arts Council’s Singapore Art Show 2005, the biggest curated local art show held to date, and a national platform for both established and up-and-coming local young art practitioners.

About the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore
Established by LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore is devoted to the exhibition and research of international and Asian contemporary art. Through its exhibition programme at its facility, Earl Lu Gallery, as well as its extensive programme of publications, conference and research activities, it aims to further the discourse on contemporary art in Asia.

Participating Artists

Haslinda Binte Abdul Rahman
Munirah Binte Ahmad
Muhammad Fareez Bin Ahmad
Chio E-Xian
Gordon Koh
Jane Lee
Lin Bao-Ling
Ajeet Mansukhani
Jane Porter
Ana Prvacki
Shubigi Rao
Andre Tan Chih Wei
Teresa Tay
Toh Hun Ping
Junaidi Iskandar Wa’ee

Exhibition Duration 23 September – 16 October 2005
Sponsor Lee Foundation
Time 10am - 6pm (including Sundays)
Venue Earl Lu Gallery, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts
90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053