TAN CHOH TEE 陈楚智

Biography

Born 1942, Swatou, China

Background

1962    Graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
2006    Asia Visual Arts award, Korean National Cultural Research Organisation,
Seoul, Korea
    Cultural Medallion, Singapore

Selected Solo Exhibitions
1999    Footprints, Orchard Point Exhibition Hall, Singapore
1984    One Man Art Exhibition, Avant Garde Art Centre, Taipei, Taiwan
1976    Recent Painting, Raya Gallery, Singapore
1972    Landscapes, Alpha Gallery, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013    Nanyang Inspirations, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard,
Singapore
2012    Living with Art, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard, Singapore
2007    The Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, China
  "Imagining The City", Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
1999    One Man Art Exhibition, Apollo Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1979    "Art in Action", The National Museum, Singapore
1978    Cologne Exhibition at Klockner - Humboldt, Deutz A.G. Museum,
Germany


Tan Choh Tee’s art philosophy is that his art must flow from his personal experience. His oil paintings are influenced by the Western arts in the comparative effects of colour blocking and its emphasis on the vitality of colours. Putting together the merits of Western and Oriental Arts, Tan mixes them in his own way to create his personal style of consistency in quality, singularity of purpose and freshness of impression. Through Tan’s expertise in depicting modern living within the old streets of Singapore, he has opened a new horizon for localised oil paintings.