Jamie Tan You Kean

Disco Dancer
Oil on linen, 160 x 110 cm, 2018

 

 

Door into the Ephemeral and the Random
Oil on linen, 200 x 80 cm, 2018

 

 

Door into the Everything and the Nothing
Oil on linen, 200 x 80 cm, 2018

 

 

Lucky Love
Oil on linen, 160 x 110 cm, 2018

 

 

Tripple Dribble
Oil on linen, 140 x 140 cm, 2018

A graduate from Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore, in partnership with Goldsmiths University of London with a BA (Hons) in Fine Arts, in 2017

Jamie Tan is interested in how colour lingers in a state of latency, existing within and channelling through a transitional space between our subjective experience and the objective world, inherently shaping the relationship we have with colour.

In his solo exhibition, Planes of Paradise, Jamie further explores colour as an aspect of interaction that one can have with abstract painting. He highlights its unique character in affecting its surroundings, as well as how it influences our feelings at any given time and space.

He delves deeper into the notion of colour as a sensation; an intangible force that can be arrested and brought to the fore. Planes of Paradise touches on a pleasure-driven process, akin to a meditation in which the artist accumulates and organises colour as pockets of energy on the surface all while investigating its limitless potential.