What is distinct about Tan Oe Pang'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. In the present lot, Tan expresses a modern interpretation of the landmarks of Singapore with fluid ink interjected with bright accents of colour. The silhouette of high-rise commercial buildings and the dense cityscape are a referent to the contemporary landscape of Singapore. From its humble origins as a fishing village to a bustling port and now commercial hub, Tan captures the ever-enterprising spirit of the Singaporean psyche. Amidst the packed composition of the cityscape, Tan continues to maintain a strong sense of line and balance while capturing vibrant vignettes of life in Singapore.