Casey Tan Singaporean, b. 1994
Casey Tan Jie Wei is a Singaporean painter whose works are cantered on visual metaphor and narrative. Many of his artworks draw inspirations from song lyrics, movies, books and other genre of art, often finding connections between these inspirations to the life experienced. Sometimes bringing drama and fantasy to the ordinary.
Casey graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts in 2016, NAFA, where he was also a Ngee Ann Kongsi Scholarship recipient. Prior to NAFA, Casey studied Digital Animations at Institute of Technical Education (2011-2012), where he started painting during this period of time after being inspired by the works of old masters and occasionally the visual aesthetic of eastern and western animations. In his recent practice, he tries to avoid operating by intuition, instead taking time to understand and explore different ways of interpreting a particular scenario. He believes not all art have to be decorations, but one that can aspire to hold narrative.
In 2019, Casey was awarded the UOB Most Promising Artist Of The Year, with his work, The Water Is Wide. Prior to the event, he has also received several recognitions for his artistic contributions during his time in National Service, some of which are part of their collection. Notably in 2017 when his painting was received by former president DR Tony Tan.
Presently he is living and working in Singapore, where his artwork has been commissioned by Keppel, Temasek Holdings and other corporations. Besides receiving commissions, his artworks are also part of private collections as well.
Born in 1994 in Singapore.
2017 NAFA Flagship Genius Exhibition@ Ngee Ann Kongsi Art Gallery
2016 Art Apart Fair 7th Edition
2019 38th UOB Painting of the Year (Emerging Category - Most Promising Artist of the Year)
2013 Ngee Ann Kongsi Scholarship, NAFA