Gan Tee Sheng is interested in human emotions, especially the repressed feelings that run deep underneath our innermost thoughts. Inspired by the desires that surface in our intuition, illusion, and the subconscious mind, Gan’s art considers how people address sex, desire, and negative thinking.
Human figures are the core subject matter in Tee Sheng’s paintings, and they are often integrated with interior spaces, utilitarian forms, and peculiar objects. All his works explore the internal world that is the human mind, so as to disclose the intimate relationship between humans and their objects of desire.
A graduate of Dasein Academy of Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Tee Sheng has been awarded twice for the UOB Painting Of The Year in 2016 and 2011 respectively. In 2013, he won Top Award in Established Artist for the UOB Painting of the Year competition. As the selected artist at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum’s Residency Program in 2014 and with several sold-out shows under his belt, Tee Sheng has garnered a following of collectors and is a favoured artist in the S.E.A region.