One in a series of his ceramic art, The Lost Childhood, depicts the happy faces of two children while behind them is a looming tsunami tidal wave. A description of the painting at the bottom of the art work states that “environment is in constant change and has an impact on our lives and then asks the consequence of our childhood which has conflict’
After he graduated from college he returned to help with the family business initially starting with the designing. With all facilities available he ventured into his own art form and created his style which is 3D ceramic art.
Tan held his first art exhibitionin the 90’s and his Ipoh solo is his third with the second held in KL last year. The reason for the gap is due to work constraints which includes teaching ceramic art.
Nevertheless he has participated with other group exhibitions held in Taiwan and Japan which he described as countries that have a stronger appreciation for ceramic art.
Through his exhibitions, he hopes collectors here will accept this new art medium.
When asked what the characters were about, he said it was his expression of the country’s current political situation which he described as having read and heard so much about but “I can’t do anything about it”
Taking another glance at Chee and Chor and yes, they do look like the politics of the day.