Art Porters Gallery
Dancing On The Edge Of The Abyss
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.
Oil on linen
H125 x W95 cm