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Tan Kah Wah

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Tan Kah Wah

Born: 1945

Hometown: Singapore

Lives and Works: Singapore

 

Kah Wah was born in Singapore and was in a corporate human resource career before becoming a self-taught commercial photographer in 1990 and is still in commercial practice today. From the 70’s, he self-taught himself in oil and painted leisurely out of interest in colors and through the inspiration of the many impressionistic-style art works he saw in books and museums.

He sees painting as an extension of the creativity found in photography.

Not being schooled in any way in art, he paints intuitively….covering spaces, putting in marks and letting the painting emerge itself over time. Increasingly, oil has ceased to be the main medium and both oil/chalk pastels, Chinese ink, watercolor pencils have been mixed together as a experimental process to accommodate the Eastern techniques of calligraphic painting.

Not being able to be a realistic painter, he has to use raw and rough techniques to bring out his images.

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the storm within by Tan Kah Wah
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the storm within

Tan Kah Wah

US$ 3,500

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I am where I should be... by Tan Kah Wah
Artwork

I am where I should be...

Tan Kah Wah

US$ 2,700

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Silent thunder by Tan Kah Wah
Artwork

Silent thunder

Tan Kah Wah

US$ 3,200

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3 trees by Tan Kah Wah
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3 trees

Tan Kah Wah

US$ 1,400

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Where is Truth ? by Tan Kah Wah
Artwork

Where is Truth ?

Tan Kah Wah

US$ 1,200

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Hope by Tan Kah Wah
Artwork

Hope

Tan Kah Wah

US$ 1,500

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Earth weeps by Tan Kah Wah
Artwork

Earth weeps

Tan Kah Wah

US$ 3,500

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Rain tree by Tan Kah Wah
Artwork

Rain tree

Tan Kah Wah

US$ 3,800

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