Oe Pang Tan (b. 1947)
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Oe Pang Tan (b. 1947)

Mother and Child

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Oe Pang Tan (b. 1947)
Mother and Child
signed in Chinese (upper right); one seal of the artist
ink and colour on paper
219.9 x 114 cm. ( 86 5/8 x 44 7/8 in.)
Painted in 2014
Exhibited
Singapore, Gallery by Sky One Art Investment, Chi Chi Cha Cha - The Animal
World of Tan Oe Pang, 5 September 2014 - 31 March 2015

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Lot Essay

Adept in the traditional styles of gongbi and xieyi, while influenced also by modern European masters such as Paul Klee and Joan Mir, Singaporean artist Tan Oe Pang has developed a distinct visual vocabulary in the medium of Chinese ink painting, and established himself at the forefront of the second generation of artists practicing out of Singapore. Born in Singapore in 1947 and once studying under the tutelage of Chinese ink master Fan Chang Tien, Tan gained early exposure and foundation in the fundamentals and traditions of Chinese ink painting. What is distinct about Tan's work is his ability to create finely detailed images brimming with life and vitality stemming from a controlled centre. This can be traced back to Tan's meticulous method, as well as his philosophy that is grounded in meditation and stillness.
The bright flecks of colour in Mother and Child provide a whimsical tone to the composition, as a female monkey reaches down towards her child hanging off a precarious cliff face. Tan's deft blending of ink wash technique with intricately detailed strokes, brings forth his message of harmony, love, and a celebration of the strength of the maternal bond.

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