Artist of the Month

Jamie Tan You Kean

Jamie graduated with a Diploma and BA (Hons) in Fine Arts at LASALLE College of the Arts,
Singapore, in partnership with Goldsmiths University of London.

Currently, a series of his works are being exhibited here at TAKSU till 24 September.

‘In my practice, I am interested in the relativity of colour as visual perception and subjective experience shaped by cultural preferences and interpretations. In the summary of my research, colour exists in a transitional space between our subjective perception and the objective world. The experience of colour thus is never a fixed entity because each individual has his or her own memory and perspectives in their relationship to colour; while at the same time, colour in the objective world is always fluctuating depending on internal and external physical conditions.

Colour can appear as a source that registers accordingly and encompasses differences; therefore one’s own sense of colour is the result when these experiences merge. In my works, I investigate colour as a sensation – a physical stimuli, a phantom-like force and an aspect of interaction that one can have with painting. I want to demonstrate that our colour vision is not always stable; direct experience of a colour can sometimes become ‘indirect’ and its transparency is not always so much ‘transparent’. By exploring colour as sensation, I use it as a vehicle to provoke self-awareness of how colour may not be as simple as it seems to be.’ — Jamie Tan

 

 

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Jamie Tan
Orange Shake
Oil on Linen
95 x 80cm
2017


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Jamie Tan
Hot Sand
Oil on Linen
62 x 43cm
2017


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Jamie Tan
Mellow Groove
Oil on Linen
70 x 60cm
2017


_Jamie Tan_ Viola Potion_ 60 x 70cm_2017

Jamie Tan
Viola Potion
Oil on Linen
70 x 60cm
2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

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