Artist

LAS Artists

Mr Tan Khim Ser 陈钦赐

Mr Tan Khim Ser 陈钦赐

Mr Tan Khim Ser 陈钦赐 is the founder of the Singapore Life Art Society (established in 1972), which aims to create greater awareness in the local art scene and foster the development of artistic talent in Singapore. Under his leadership, the youth group of Life Art Society was awarded the Singapore Youth Award in 1980. This was the highest youth accolade awarded to the art associations established in Singapore then. In 1981, Life Art Society received commendation from the Secretary General (Office of the Commonwealth) for the works it had done in promoting art and preserving national culture in Singapore. In 2003, Life Art Society was awarded Art Supporter Award by National Arts Council.

Mr Tan Khim Ser is a renowned artist with over 50 years of teaching experience. He is the president of Life Art Society, the member of Singapore Youth Award Advisory Committee (Arts and Culture), which is the highest youth accolade in Singapore, the advisor and visiting Professor of Teng Wang Ge Calligraphy & Painting Institute Centre (China), permanent honorary president of Public Free Clinic Society, art advisor of Shan Wu Shaolin Culture and Martial Art Society, honorary president of Lam Ann Association, advisor to the Youth Group and Kangyi Art Club of Life Art Society and the honourable advisor to Care and Support Association.

Mr Tan Khim Ser is well versed in both Chinese and Western paintings. A favourite subject of his paintings is angelfish, for which he has invented a new drawing technique. In addition, his artwork “Crystal Lotus” is very well-received by the public. He has held 25 solo art exhibitions and his paintings are highly appreciated by the public and eagerly sought after by art collectors.

Mr Tan Khim Ser is well versed in both Chinese and Western paintings. A favourite subject of his paintings is angelfish, for which he has invented a new drawing technique. In addition, his artwork “Crystal Lotus” is very well-received by the public. He has held 25 solo art exhibitions and his paintings are highly appreciated by the public and eagerly sought after by art collectors.

Key Milestones

1976 -  He was invited by Sin Chew Jit Poh to write more than 100 pieces of articles on art and Chinese paintings in particular.

1994 -  Member of the editing panel of “Modern History of Chinese Painting

1996 - Invited to contribute his paintings to Community Chest to be printed as “Charity Lottery” tickets for fund raising. A total 3 million pieces of tickets were printed.

1998 -  Invited by Mediacorp of Singapore to deliver a lecture on“Introduction to Chinese painting” for one year on Channel 8.

2002 -  Selected for “Exhibition of Calligraphy and Painting from Chinese Worldwide”.

2009 -  The hybrid Orchid “Cattlianthe – Tan Khim Ser” was named after him.

2009 - Invited to have his painting themed “Family” to be exhibited in Louvre Museum (Paris).

2012 - Mr Tan and the members of the Life Art Society were invited by LTA to display their selected Chinese calligraphy and paintings in MRT stations and bus stops, with the hope that the spirit and love of art could be rekindled and spread to everyone in the public.

2013 -  Presented a live demonstration on Chinese calligraphy and painting themed《正气》“Song of Righteousness” in Chingay 2013.

2014 -  Invited as a judge for Singapore Jewellery Design Award.

2015 -  Together with the members of Life Art Society, a live demonstration combining Chinese calligraphy and painting themed《国运昌 隆》“Prosperity for our Nation” was presented in the form of live parade to the audience in celebration of SG50 in Chingay 2015.

2017 -  Interviewed by National Archives of Singapore. His biography was collected by Oral History Interview of National Archives.

Recognition  and Achievements

  • Invited as a judge in numerous nation-wide art competitions and was also invited to give lectures and art demonstrations on Chinese paintings at various government departments and Community Clubs.
  • His paintings were collected by various establishments, such as Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, National Art Museum, Singapore Istana and Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts.
  • Invited to present his artworks to Nation’s Founding Father Lee Kuan Yew, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, Former President S. R. Nathan, President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Senior Minister Prof. S. Jayakumar, and other Ministers.
  • He and his artworks were selected into “Dictionary of Well-known Chinese” and “Modern Chinese Painters Dictionary” respectively. His painting was selected into “Modern Artists of the World Dictionary”.
  • Awarded “Honorary Award” from “Overseas Chinese Association” and awarded “Special Honorary Award” from “Taiwan Chinese Art Academy”.
  • Awarded Certificate of “Well known Artists of the World” from CCTV of China.
  • Chief planner of nation-wide events such as the “Hui Chun Writing” events organized jointly by Life Art Society and SMRT during Lunar New Year in recent years.

 

Ms Yang Shwn Fen 楊淑芬

Ms Yang Shwn Fen 楊淑芬

Ms Yang Shwn Fen loves to paint since young and is always mesmerised by the Chinese ink paintings, she is particularly fond of painting flowers especially plum blossoms and landscapes; strived to perfect every stroke to create beautiful art pieces. Inspired by plum blossoms beauty and strength, she combines bold and delicate strokes in her paintings to express character of bravery, resilience, perseverance, and unyielding courage. Fascinated by nature’s wonder, Ms Yang endeavoured to express its majestic presence and serenity in her landscape artworks through various brush techniques, and hopes her paintings bring joy, peace, and harmony to the audience.

 

Mr Benny Khong 邝劲荣

Mr Benny Khong 邝劲荣

Mr Khong Kum Weng Benny has been practicing Chinese Calligraphy and Chinese painting for many years. He incorporates calligraphy technique with light and graceful strokes in his painting to make striking depictions of objects such as bamboo and goldfish to achieve both intricate and aesthetic art pieces. Mr Benny Khong has been an active volunteer in many Charities in Singapore.

 

Dr Maurice Chan 陈国良博士

Dr Maurice Chan 陈国良博士

Dr Maurice Chan uses an expressive, personal style, characterized by the use of bold strokes, resulting in a heavily textured surface. His paintings are more personal expression of the emotions invoked by the subjects, than pursuance of likeness. Some paintings evoke feelings of mystery or melancholy. Dr Maurice’s imagination use of colours and expressive brush strokes are influenced by Vlaminck and Fauvism. Dr Maurice Chan has volunteered in the APHN World Hospice Palliative Care Day.

 

APHN Artists

Dr Ishrat Jabeen

Dr. Ishrat creates artwork from an unconscious and deep emotional level to engender emotions. She tries to cope with different emotions that may limit our productivity and arouse feelings in the perceivers. Dr. Ishrat feels like to find herself and lose herself with artwork and that is how she gets motivated to move forward during the crucial period of her life. She is a breast cancer survivor. Currently she is working as an Assistant Professor in one of the reputed Private universities of her motherland, Bangladesh and loves to spread the positive vibes to all through her creative artwork.