State of Tranquility – A Tan Chin Boon Solo Exhibition
20 July to 25 July 2018
State of Tranquility is the first solo exhibition by the Singaporean Chinese ink painting artist, Tan Chin Boon. In this exhibition, Tan Chin Boon showcases over forty recent paintings and a hundred and twenty seals as a result of over four decades of art practise and mastery.
We cordially invite you to join us at the exhibition opening of “State of Tranquility”.
Date：20-25 July 2018
Time：11am – 7pm daily
Venue：Visual Arts Centre, 10 Penang Road #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, Singapore 238469
Guest-of-Honour ：Mr Tay Bak Chiang, President of the Siaw-Tao Chinese Seal-Carving Calligraphy & Painting Society
Exhibition Opening Ceremony: 20 July 2018 (Friday), 7pm
Artist Dialogue Session: 21 July 2018 (Saturday), 3pm – 4:30pm
Contact Number: 6733 2155 / 6255 0711
日期：2018年7月20日 – 7月25日
时间 : 早上11时 – 晚上 7 时
地点： （新加坡） 视觉艺术中心
地址 : 10 Penang Road #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, Singapore 238469 [多美歌地铁站 B出口左转后走30米]
开幕嘉宾：郑木彰 Mr Tay Bak Chiang, 啸涛篆刻书画会会长 Siaw-Tao Chinese Seal-Carving Calligraphy & Painting Society
开幕式时间：7月20日 晚上 7点
联系电话: 6733 2155 / 6255 0711
Tan Chin Boon is a Singaporean painter, seal carver, and member of the Singapore Siaw-Tao Chinese Seal-Carving Calligraphy & Painting Society. Born in Nan’an, Fujian in 1953, Tan Chin Boon graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1972. Under the guidance of renowned artists Chen Chong Swee and See Hiang Tuo, he studied traditional Chinese Ink painting of landscapes, flowers and birds.
Tan Chin Boon’s childhood was spent in the countryside. He was very fond of rural streams, the reflection of moonlight, wildflowers, and country roads. His early life experiences became the inspiration for his future creations.His ink paintings demonstrate skilled mastery of traditional flower and bird paintings, and bold modern compositions. Playing with the concept of negative space, Tan demonstrates his strong command of the XieYi style of painting, exuding elegance in simplicity and leaving the audience space for imagination. When appreciating Tan Chin Boon’s ink paintings, one naturally experiences inner peace and tranquility. Ethereal, ephemeral, and embodying Zen – Tan Chin Boon’s many years of practice culminates in this ground-breaking showcase of his works.
Tan Chin Boon has practiced seal carving for many years. His works are self-contained, and his swordsmanship is strong and powerful. His seal prints are very lively, exploring humour, sarcasm and wit. His recent creations: “Kopi-o Kosong”, “Kosong”, and “Tak Boleh Tahan” explore the South Asian flavour while other works such as “Sunflowers”, “Thousands of Miles of Yunshan” and “Shameless” are Tan’s response to current events.
Tan Chin Boon has dedicated his art practice to Chinese ink painting and seal carving for over four decades. As a member of the Singapore Siaw-Tao Chinese Seal-Carving Calligraphy & Painting Society, he has consistently participated in the artists’ group exhibition every year. His ink paintings and seal carving works are loved and collected by local collectors.
陈振文多年来从事篆刻创作，他的作品自成风格，他的刀法如凿如铸、苍劲有力。他的篆刻印文非常生活化，把生活中趣事俗语、幽默短句，讽刺时弊等语句都刻入在方寸之石。例如他的近期创作：Kopi-o Kosong(自讨苦吃)，Kosong(马来文)虚空，Tak Boleh tahan(马来文)“够力”等都是体现南洋风味的文字。如：太阳花、万里云山、不知耻、一张废纸等文字都是反应时事的印文。陈振文篆刻的边款也别具特色，图文并茂，独出心裁，具有创意。