Artist: Keane Tan Jin Howe
Title: From Early Settlers, to a Newly Envisioned World, Chartered by a Set of Ideals
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size (cm): 95 x 166
From Early Settlers, to a Newly Envisioned World, Chartered by a Set of Ideals is set in a tropical landscape, with a densely populated species of flora and fauna, decorating this atmosphere. Birds, flowers and trees played a part in the overall creation of a peaceful, serene scene. The landscape is complemented by a few dominant structures enveloped in vegetation. The subjects and icons bring about a collective memory of the past and present of Singapore, coinciding with the nation’s bicentennial anniversary this year.
The painting is comparable to the likeness of a time machine, taking the viewer out from reality, visiting a mix of past, present and other worldly dimensions through a journey.
Mr Tan graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore. He is a contemporary artist who specialises in western oil painting. His artworks vary in approach, having a specific mood for a specific setting and ranging in subject matter and stylistic vigour.