CASEY TAN - 'HARD TO SAY GOODBYE'

12mar(mar 12)10:00 am27(mar 27)7:00 pmCASEY TAN - 'HARD TO SAY GOODBYE'SINGAPORE
Singaporean artist Casey Tan’s new series of works, human presence populates his paintings as he uses the medium of acrylic to capture scenes of the quiet, intimate, and gleeful moments of life around him.

Event Details

Casey Tan – ‘Hard To Say Goodbye’ 

12 – 27 March 2022 

Cuturi Gallery Singapore 

Cuturi Gallery presents a debut solo exhibition, ‘Hard To Say Goodbye’, by local Singaporean artist Casey Tan. In Tan’s new series of works, human presence populates his paintings as he uses the medium of acrylic to capture scenes of the quiet, intimate, and gleeful moments of life around him. 

Primarily inspired by people, Tan projects the fleetingness of memory and suspends his characters in time against local backdrops. Through paintings that chronicle between day and night time, at the heart of Tan’s works is the notion of lived experiences that turn into valuable memories which we try to hold on to. The artist captures this through both vibrant pulsing movements and the stillness of individuals portrayed in his paintings. In addition to this, Tan describes his intentionally unpainted figures in his works as “ghost characters” that serve as background or forgotten characters in our experiences. This is imbued in works such as ‘Never Get Old, Tiger Always Cold’ (2021).

Featured artwork: Casey Tan, ‘Up On Fushan Hill’, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 120 cm, Image courtesy of Cuturi Gallery and the artist 

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Time

12 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 27 (Sunday) 7:00 pm

Location

Singapore