Tan Chin Boon was born in 1953 in Fujian Province, Nan’an. Tan Chin Boon graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1972, where he learnt under the pioneer artists Chen Chong Swee, See Hiang Toh and others. Since then, he began an art journey dedicated to Chinese ink painting and seal-carving.
Tan Chin Boon’s ink paintings demonstrate skilled mastery of the traditional Chinese ink medium, and a strong personal style which conveys a sense of inner peace and tranquility, alongside 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.
Tan Chin Boon has practiced seal carving for many years. His seal prints are very lively, exploring humour, sarcasm and wit. His recent creations: “Kopi-o Kosong”, “Kosong”, and “Tak Boleh Tahan” explore the Nanyang flavour while other works such as “Sunflowers”, “Thousands of Miles of Yunshan” and “Shameless” are Tan’s response to current events.
Tan’s ink paintings and seal carving works are well-loved and collected by local collectors.
Tan Chin Boon Exhibition – 陈振文画展
Born in 1953, Tan Chin Boon graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in 1972. His specializes in Chinese Art, in particular, Chinese Painting as well as Chinese Seal Carving. He is currently the Assistant Research Officer of the Siaw-Tao Chinese Seal-Carving Calligraphy & Painting Society and he participates actively in the Annual Exhibition of the Society. In 1993, he was awarded both the NAFA Distinguished Alumni Award and the UOB Painting of the Year – Honorable Mention. In 2014, he has been invited to take part in the 3rd Annual Show organised by China Art Research Institute and Chinese Seal Carving Society of Republic of China, which took place in Beijing. He has published his first book “Seal Carving by Tan Chin Boon” in 2012 and his second book in 2014.
Singapore- Chinese Ink Painting Exchange Exhibition, 2017
Visual Arts Centre, Singapore
Impressions, Oriental Art and Cultural Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2017
Ini mini mini mo, Visual Arts Centre, Singapore 2016-17
Siaw-Tao Chinese Seal Carving, Calligraphy & Painting Society 2013-17
Annual Exhibition, Ngee Ann Cultural Centre, Singapore
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