2019 UOB Painting of the Year


Emerging Artist Category


Artist: Tan Woon Choor
Title: Another
Medium: Mixed media on cotton canvas (Cotton embroidery thread and sequins)
Size (cm): 76 x 61

Another is created through contrasting geometric regularity, structure and repetition with the variations and irregularity of handmade textures. The artwork is a portrait of the artist’s sister.

Juxtaposing unconventional with traditional embroidery methods, a raw canvas is used as the base on which cotton embroidery threads and sequins are hand-applied to form the image within the deliberately placed and confined structures.

Artist’s Bio

Tan Woon Choor

Tan Woon Choor

Mr Tan is a self-taught artist and a designer who spent 20 years in the fashion industry, where he received a number of design awards before retracing his steps to uncover his artistic interest. He aspires to create art which showcases beauty expressed through the handmade. He hopes to encourage the viewer to slow down and appreciate life in this fast-paced society through his art.