Terence Tan Chee Wah 陈智华 Terence obtained his Diploma in Fine Art from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1990 and thereafter, a Bachelor of Art (Design) with major in multimedia from the Curtin University Of Technology in 1997. He has participated in various competitions and exhibitions including the 6th International Biennial Print & Drawing Exhibition in China (1993); Philippe Charriol Foundation Contemporary Art Competition (1993); Screen Design in an Interactive Multimedia Production (1997); Consultas Encouragement Award in Australia; the 19th UOB Painting of the Year Competition (1998); CDL Singapore Sculpture Award 2003 (Finalist); and Star Design Competition 2003 (Finalist). He held his first Chinese Ink Solo Exhibition at the Utterly Art Exhibition Space.

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UTTERLY ART presents


Terence Tan Chee Wah's first solo exhibition of contemporary Chinese ink paintings

Opening preview and reception
Thursday 7th Aug 2003 7.30 pm
Utterly Art Exhibition Space
208 South Bridge Road 2nd Level, Singapore 058757
Tel: 6226 2605 E-mail: utterlyart@pacific.net.sg
Mon-Sat 11.30 am - 8 pm Sun 12 noon - 5.30 pm
The exhibition runs through to Sunday 17th August 2003.
The gallery will be closed on National Day 9th August 2003.

Until the twentieth century, artists painted the world largely as they saw it, in a representational fashion. Traditional Chinese ink painters have been no different, focusing on a few choice genres of landscapes, bird and flower paintings. A new voice on the Chinese ink painting scene in Singapore, Terence Tan also derives his inspiration from the natural world, but from distinctly non-traditional sources. Terence paints the wind. Or he may depict a microscopic world. He can go back to the origins of Chinese ink in the ashes of pinewood. Or rest in the garden of his mind’s eye. Outwardly abstract in appearance, Terence’s work is nevertheless rooted in traditional Chinese painting principles and its affinity for the natural environment. He merely makes visible that which is not apparent to the naked eye, looking within. Like many Chinese painters before him, Terence’s art extols the beauty of our surroundings, expounds on the tenets of our existence, and contemplates the wonderment… of being.