CREATIVE VILLA

Closing Bid: S$ 1,500.00

OPEN DATE: 10 May 2014, 10:00am
CLOSING DATE: 27 June 2014, 8:30pm

About the Artwork

Tan's bull has been interestingly converted into a Creative Villa. Taking a deep perspective to life, Tan wishes to convey through his art that we "should not constantly look at things from our own perspective". With the bull's angular lines and solid shape, it seems to be the ideal shape to cast a modern dwelling, complete with cars and swimming pool on the roof. Step into the Büffel dwelling and adopt the perspective from an alternative view!

Bidding Information

OPEN DATE: 10 MAY 2014
CLOSING DATE: 27 JUNE 2014

Closing Bid: S$ 1,500.00

About the Artist

Disability: Quadriplegia

Gripping a brush between his teeth, Tan Lok Leong is an image of patience and endurance. Smudging his brush with Chinese ink, he painstakingly enrobes his graceful phoenixes and peacocks in regal hues of purple and indigo blue. His still-life of mythological creatures, flowers and fishes, announce the arrival of spring, quite unlike the air of melancholy conveyed in his oil portraits. His paintings really are convincingly and beautifully rendered with accuracy and excellent attention to detail. Born in 1965 Tan suffered a tragic accident at the tender age of 21 whilst Lion Dancing with his troupe. A near fatal leg-locking somersault sent him flying to the ground and rendered him paralysed from the neck down, leaving him a quadriplegic. Undeterred by this life-changing incident, Tan has put all his efforts into building a career for himself as an artist. Being the family's sole breadwinner supporting an elderly mother, aunt, wife and daughter, Tan never gives up in the face of adversity.