ANG AH TEE 洪亚弟

Biography

Born 1943, Singapore

Background

1962 Graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), Singapore
1978 National Day Art Exhibition Award, Ministry of Culture, Singapore
2001 1st Prize Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award (Western Painting)
2009 Cultural Medallion, Singapore

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2013 Reminiscence, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
2010 Fascinating Visions, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
2010 New Vision, Penang State Gallery, Penang, Malaysia
2006 Inspired Journey, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
1988 Fifth Solo Exhibition, Hyatt Hotel, Singapore
1980 First Solo Exhibition, Ming Court, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Nanyang Treasures, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard, Singapore
2014 Nanyang Visionaries, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard, Singapore
2013 Nanyang Inspirations, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard, Singapore
2009 Stretch Your Imagination, A Singapore – Malaysia Artists Joint Art Exhibition in
Malaysia and Taiwan
2007 Unique 9, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, Singapore
2005 Singapore Artist Art Exhibition, Chengdu, China Federation of Singapore Art
Societies
1989 Twenty Singapore Artists for New York Art Expo, J.K. Javits Convention Centre
New York, USA
1984 Singapore Artist Art Exhibition, Panaga Club, Brunei Darussalam
1977 Jubilee Art Exhibition for Queen Elizabeth, London, England

Ang Ah Tee studied at the prestigious Singapore Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1960-1962 came under the tutelage of pioneer Singapore artists Cheong Soo Pieng and Georgette Chen whom strongly inspired him. Ang’s style of painting is characterised by his use of brush strokes applied with forceful palette knife technique. His artistic development is a product of various exploits in different mediums including watercolour and oil. In 1978, Ang Ah Tee made a switch to using acrylic, which allows him to express both the transparency of watercolour and the texture of oil. Ang enjoys traveling in search of inspirations and looking for new subjects to paint. His semi-abstraction expression style combines western elements with Chinese ink strokes. Through Ang Ah Tee’s unique painting method, his landmarks are presented in a seemingly abstract manner, yet upon careful observation, bring out the often overlooked details in daily life.

Ang Ah Tee was conferred the Cultural Medallion in 2009 by the National Art Council Singapore, the highest accolade awarded to individuals in recognition of their artistic excellence.