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 inspiration from song lyrics, movies, books and other genre of art, often finding connections between these sources of inspiration 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 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. He 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.
2020 New Beginnings, Group Exhibition, Cuturi Gallery, 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
New BeginningsGroup Exhibition 17 Oct - 5 Nov 2020 ExhibitionsCuturi Gallery is delighted to present its first group exhibition in its brand-new home at 61 Aliwal Street. The new gallery is nestled in a conservation shophouse of 400 sqm, standing in Singapore’s vibrant arts and cultural precinct of Bras Basah.Bugis , home to a myriad of independent art spaces...
10 up-and-coming artists in Singapore that you should knowTanya Singh and Dewi Nurjuwita, Timeout Singapore, January 6, 2021
The increase of millennial art collectorsRachel Ang, Robb Report, December 28, 2020
Arts Picks: Venice Biennale exhibition comes home, SAtheCollective's web performance series, and moreToh Wen Li, The Straits Time, October 22, 2020
Cuturi Gallery Moves Into a Restored Shophouse in Kampong GelamDewi Nurjuwita, TimeOut, October 20, 2020