Victor Tan Wee Tar

b. 1969, Singapore
Lives and works in Singapore

Victor Tan Wee Tar, a practicing sculptor, earned himself a reputation in the art scene with his unusual and persistent choice of medium, wire. His work is characterized by the use of wire and wire alone. Coupled with his unique techniques, which he employs with great success, he investigates existential ideas about humanity, the isolation of the human emotions in the moment, and through the passage of time and life. To Tan, sculpture is a way of exploring and experiencing the constant change and movement around him, and each change, each movement, each experience suggests a new possibility.

The vast majority of Victor’s sculptures have been centred on the human figure, birds, and horses, to name a few. His earliest pieces seemed to express a language or voice which Victor uses to work through his anxieties and traumas. Or perhaps a therapy even to release his inner fears and thoughts, through a language that words cannot express. Creating sculpture at this point in his existence is about healing, about seeking happiness, about contemplation, about finding meanings in life.

As he grows in his artistic career, Victor continues to find inspiration from his feelings, and also through his interactions with people, his beliefs and world issues that touch and move him. In his hands, the everyday are reworked such that it makes one starts to ponder.

Biography information from www.victortanweetar.com, March 2022

Country: Singapore
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