Mervyn Tay


PRESS releases 8th December 2005

un-titled Gallery – Mervyn Tay’s First Solo Exhibition

Title of Exhibition:

Official Opening Reception: 8th December 2005, Thursday at 7pm

Exhibition Dates: 9th December 2005 until 3rd January 2006

Time: 11am to 8pm Mondays to Saturdays, (Sundays and public holidays by Appointment only)

Exhibition Venue: un-titled Gallery, China Square Central, Marsh & McLennan Centre,
18 Cross Street #B1-21, Singapore 048423

Enquiries: Please call the gallery at +65 65387050


Curatorial Statement:

In my studio, I am creating a free flow of ideas, thoughts and emotions, narrated in a burst of colours and random shapes. My canvas is like a toy to me, extremely personal yet universally relevant to the human journey. I dabble in modern abstract images which are often received through spiritual vision and self-conflict expression. In this journey through expressionism, I have discovered my artistic style and philosophy.

I have chosen primarily pure abstract expression as it allows individual viewers to reach inside themselves for their own inner response to the work. This way, I have created an emotional response without even being specific. I am entirely self-taught. My works are often classified in the outsider art genre, and contain many elements of fluid motions, spiritual writings and obsessive circular repetitions.

About the Artist:

Mervyn is a self-taught, self-representing artist. He is often referred to as outsider artist. He has been creating art in various forms but has had no formal training or education in fine arts. Internally driven and emotionally charged, his works have been described as "unconventional yet uplifting ".

Mervyn is now a full-time professional artist dabbling with his ideas and inspirations onto the canvas in his studio. His works can be found in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada, as well as Ireland, Norway, France, Austria, Portugal, Malta, Singapore and Bahrain.