Terence Tan

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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 a fascinating method/technique of combining photographic techniques with painting and design concepts. I immersed into this newfound concept and started creating artworks and then presenting them in giclee prints on very high quality museum grade archival paper with state-of-the-art printing and ink technolgoies. They come in limited editions with very low edition counts for exclusivity. Each artwork represents a special effort in their creation and I hope they can become special and enduring for others to enjoy.

I am also a member of Society Of Chinese Artists (SOCA), Singapore. I am only one of a few (if not the only) photography/digital based artist to be admitted as a lifetime member of the organisation.ย  The society's artist roster are filled with art luminaries of Singapore.

Fine art Exhibitions/Showcases/Accolades as follows:

2023 7 Large artworks collected and featured in luxury hotel, ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜†๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ป, Singapore (opening in Q4 2023).
2023 ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ง ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ-๐—ข๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ @๐—ฆ๐—”๐—”๐—ง๐—–๐—›๐—œ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†, London, United Kingdom.
2023 ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—š๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ท๐˜‚-๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, Gwangju, South Korea.
2023 ๐—•๐—”๐—ก๐—ž ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ-๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜, 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, ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ž๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ธ๐—ถ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น, Singapore.
2017 4 artworks are collected and featured in ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป-๐—š๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—บ.

Group Exhibitions
2023 Huu Nghi: Singapore & Vietnam 50-10 Exhibition ~ September at the ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ - ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ถ, ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—บ
2023 Huu Nghi: Singapore & Vietnam 50-10 Exhibition ~ September at the ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜€ ๐— ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—บ.
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).ย  The book is the story of Singaporeย Cultural Medallion award winner (2003) and Centenarian (2021) artist Mr Lim Tze Peng'sย (ๆž—ๅญๅนณๅ…ˆ็”Ÿ) lifetime of art.ย  On 15th June 2021, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong launched the book at The Art House to honor his achievements.ย  (The Cultural Medallion award is Singapore's highest accolade for the arts).ย  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.ย  Many of his artworks (images) are also featured in the book.

Accolades and Achievements

ARTYZEN SINGAPORE.ย  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.ย  A bespoked series of 18 works are permanently on displayed in the 5-star hotel's lobby lounge and guest corridor areas.
Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce.ย  4 Artworks adorns the conference room.
TAKE-TWO Asia Pte. Ltd.ย  A major international video game publisher.ย  A large exclusive edition artwork greets guests at their main office lobby area.
GFC Financial Consultants.ย  A wealth management company in Singapore.ย  3 exceptionally sized works greets guests in their office lobby and conference room.
Eaton Vance Asset Management International (Asia) Pte. Ltd.ย  An asset management firm with a global presence.ย  Artworks adorn their offices and staff lobby.ย 

Artist Statement

I create images that transform their subjects or contexts from the ordinary to the remarkable, infusing them with fresh vitality and significance.ย  Employing photographic composite layering techniques infused with painting and design concepts, I meticulously craft visually stunning artworks with artistic sensibility. I love exploring subjects that others might deem unremarkable or unexciting and I exhaust every possibility to uncover their hidden beauty.ย  My goal is to convey a feeling of movement, energy and celebration, resulting in multi-dimensional imagery.ย  Different angles can reveal a dynamic representation of the subject matter.

Rather than presenting a factual reality, I aim to create a fictitious dream image that awakens our imagination.ย  Ultimately, it portrays a seemingly ever-changing composition, floating between reality and illusion.ย  It is a virtual, yet also a vividly real image.

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