Terence Tan

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Shifting Perspectives, Illuminate Imaginations

I am a firm believer in disrupting the conventional norms and perceptions.  My approach revolves around fostering innovation and embracing unconventional methods.  I challenge the status quo through the creation of captivating, intricate visuals that mesmerises the observer.

Rather than merely reflecting reality, my creations serve as catalysts for imagination, offering a realm where boundaries blur and perceptions shift.  Employing a blend of fine art digital photography, painting, and design principles, I navigate through a dynamic interplay between reality and illusion.  Each artwork or series intricately weaves together elements of complexity and whimsy, utilizing vividly realistic imagery.

My artistic journey liberates me from traditional constraints, enabling me to boldly reimagine alternative realities beyond the confines of the ordinary.


Born in Singapore in 1970. Graduated from Singapore Polytechnic with a Diploma in Electronics Engineering in 1990. A self-taught professional photographer since 2007.

In 2015, I discovered an intriguing method of combining photographic techniques with painting and design concepts. Delving into this new approach, I began creating artworks in giclée prints on high-quality museum-grade archival paper, utilizing state-of-the-art printing and ink technologies. Each piece is crafted with meticulous care, resulting in an artwork that is both unique and enduring.

I am a lifetime member of the Society Of Chinese Artists (SOCA) in Singapore. The society's artist roster includes many of Singapore's renowned art luminaries.

Fine art Exhibitions/Showcases/Accolades as follows:

2024 5 Large exclusive artworks collected and featured in Logi Restaurant & Bar Singapore.
2023 7 Large artworks collected and featured in luxury hotel, 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝘆𝘇𝗲𝗻, Singapore (opening in Q4 2023).
2023 𝗦𝘁𝗔𝗥𝗧 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗳𝗮𝗶𝗿-𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 @𝗦𝗔𝗔𝗧𝗖𝗛𝗜 𝗔𝗿𝘁 𝗚𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘆, London, United Kingdom.
2023 𝗔𝗿𝘁 𝗚𝘄𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗷𝘂-𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿, Gwangju, South Korea.
2023 𝗕𝗔𝗡𝗞 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗳𝗮𝗶𝗿-𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁, Seoul, South Korea.
2022 Exclusive Edition 1/1 (160cmX109cm), Merdeka, was acquired by Malaysian collector.
2021 Exclusive Edition 1/1 (160cmX109cm), Club Street, was acquired by TAKE-TWO Asia Pte. Ltd.
2019 2nd Runner Up in #OurHawkerCulture photo contest by NatGeo & Singapore's Ministry of Communications and Information.
2018 18 artworks are collected and featured permanently in world renowned hotel, 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗮𝗽𝗶𝘁𝗼𝗹 𝗞𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗸𝗶 𝗛𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗹, Singapore.
2017 4 artworks are collected and featured in 𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗽𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗻-𝗚𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗯𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗺.

Group Exhibitions
2023 Huu Nghi: Singapore & Vietnam 50-10 Exhibition ~ September at the 𝗣𝗮𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰 - 𝗛𝗮𝗻𝗼𝗶, 𝗩𝗶𝗲𝘁𝗻𝗮𝗺
2023 Huu Nghi: Singapore & Vietnam 50-10 Exhibition ~ September at the 𝗩𝗶𝗲𝘁𝗻𝗮𝗺 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺.
2023 HOMELAND, group exhibition at Maya Gallery, Singapore.
2023 18th Ngee Ann Photographic Exhibition at Lasalle Colllege of the Arts, Singapore
2023 Group exhibition at The Straits Gallery, Singapore.
2023 ArtGeminiPrize 2022, finalists exhibition at Y2ARTS Gallery, Singapore.
2021 "Reflections" group exhibition at Maya Gallery, Singapore.
2019 "Sambal Goreng" group exhibition at Maya Gallery.
2019 ArtGeminiPrize 2019, finalists exhibition at NaWei Gallery, Fullerton Hotel, Singapore.

Solo Exhibitions
2021 "ABSTRACTION" exhibition at Gallery at the Well, Singapore.
2018 "FLUX" exhibition at XY Hotel, set in a heritage boutique hotel.
2017 "Flux" exhibition at German Centre, Singapore. Showcasing collection of works on Singapore and Berlin.

Photographer for book "Soul of Ink", authored by Mr Woon Tai Ho (renowned art collector-writter and founder of Channel NewsAsia).  The book is the story of Singapore Cultural Medallion award winner (2003) and Centenarian (2021) artist Mr Lim Tze Peng's (林子平先生) lifetime of art.  On 15th June 2021, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong launched the book at The Art House to honor his achievements.  (The Cultural Medallion award is Singapore's highest accolade for the arts).  The book features many never seen before images of Mr Lim working on his art creations and him sharing personal moments with friends and family.  Many of his artworks (images) are also featured in the book.

Accolades and Achievements

ARTYZEN SINGAPORE. 7 Specially curated artworks are featured in the 5-star ultra-luxury hotel, near the shopping district of Orchard Road.
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore. A bespoked series of 21 works are permanently on displayed in the 5-star hotel's lobby lounge and guest corridor areas.
LOGI Restaurant & Bar, Singapore. 4 large exclusive artworks showcased in the restaurant walls.
Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce. 4 Artworks adorns the conference room.
TAKE-TWO Asia Pte. Ltd. A major international video game publisher. A large exclusive edition artwork greets guests at their main office lobby area.
GFC Financial Consultants. A wealth management company in Singapore. 3 exceptionally sized works greets guests in their office lobby and conference room.
Eaton Vance Asset Management International (Asia) Pte. Ltd. An asset management firm with a global presence. Artworks adorn their offices and staff lobby.