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Exhibition

A Point of View

Exhibiting Artists: Aaron Gan

Venue: Utterly Art 20B Mosque Street > venue details

Dates: 10 Jan 2013 - 27 Jan 2013

The watercolour medium is prized for its transparency and luminosity, but its ease of use belies its unforgiving nature which demands quick execution, skillful brushwork and the highest technical mastery. In his first solo exhibition, young painter Aaron Gan offers A Point of View which returns the Singapore watercolour away from its present meticulous constructions and back to a sparser British tradition, with work more reminiscent of Malayan watercolour pioneers.

While not immune to the seductive charms of Chinatown and the Singapore River so beloved of the watercolour community, Aaron also contributes a significant body of natural landscapes where mood takes precedence over a requirement to be nostalgically familiar. “It should engage the viewer’s emotions and draw him into experiencing the artist’s feelings and the message he is conveying.”

Aaron’s watercolours use a distinct economy of strokes and empty spaces to create evocative tableaux of nature and city. Of late, his work has also been influenced by Chinese brush painting where calligraphic brushstrokes combine with the visual transparency of watercolours to express the Eastern philosophies of Zen and Tao.



Exhibited Works

Kampong Buangkok

2012

55cm x 37cm
Watercolour on paper
SOLD

Zen (Lotus)

2012

56cm x 32cm
Watercolour on paper
SOLD

Pride

2012

37cm x 55cm
Watercolour on paper
SOLD

Contemplation

2012

55cm x 37cm
SOLD

Justice

2012

55cm x 37cm
Watercolour on paper
SOLD

Welcome (Raffles Hotel)

2012

52cm x 34cm
Watercolour on paper
S$1400

Splash!

2012

40cm x 30cm
Watercolour on paper
SOLD

Persistence

2012

36cm x 55cm
Watercolour on paper
SOLD

Abundance (Dragon Kiln)

2012

30cm x 40cm
Watercolour on paper
SOLD

The Road Less Travelled

2012

40cm x 30cm
Watercolour on paper
SOLD

Melody (Beauty 6)

2012

28cm x 38cm
Watercolour on paper
SOLD

Harmony (Beauty 7)

2012

28cm x 38cm
Watercolour on paper
SOLD

Tranquility (Beauty 2)

2012

37cm x 55cm
Watercolour on paper
SOLD

Up (Beauty 3)

2012

56cm x 38cm
Watercolour on paper
SOLD

Elegance (Beauty 4)

2012

38cm x 56cm
Watercolour on paper
SOLD

Strength (Beauty 5)

2012

38cm x 56cm
Watercolour on paper
SOLD

Roots 1

2012

76cm x 28cm
Watercolour on paper
SOLD

Roots 2

2012

76cm x 28cm
Watercolour on paper
SOLD

A Better Tomorrow (Roots 3)

2012

76cm x 28cm
Watercolour on paper
SOLD

Onwards (Roots 4)

2012

76cm x 28cm
Watercolour on paper
SOLD

Prosperity (Riches)

2012

76cm x 28cm
Watercolour on paper
SOLD

Joy

2012

76cm x 28cm
Watercolour on paper
S$1200

Beacon

2012

76cm x 28cm
Watercolour on paper
SOLD

Abundance (Moonlight 月圓)

2012

76cm x 28cm
Watercolour on paper
SOLD

Tree of Life

2012

56cm x 38cm
Watercolour on paper
SOLD

Trees of Love

2012

37cm x 55cm
Watercolour on paper
S$1400

Prosperity (Auspicious)

2012

28cm x 76cm
Watercolour on paper
SOLD

Artist

  • Aaron Gan

    Singapore

    Born in Singapore in 1979, Aaron Gan graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Dean’s List) from the University of Western Australia in 2003. Aaron Gan started painting full-time in 2012 after joining the Singapore Watercolor Society. He was selected to be one of only three Asians at the International Watercolour Biennial in Belgium (2012), and his work was featured in Artist’s Palette, a leading Australian arts magazine (2013).

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