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Wyn-Lyn Tan

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Wyn-Lyn Tan

Hometown: Singapore

Based in: Singapore

 

Wyn-Lyn Tan is a contemporary painter who also works with video and installation. Trained in traditional Chinese ink painting and Western painting, her work presents an abstracted narrative that straddles between East and West. From immersive large-scale paintings to video installations, her work applies a lyrical, poetic sensitivity that explores the themes of space, perception and ambiguity. An artist who considers the immersive experience of a journey and place as a medium, she has produced significant work based on her extraordinary Arctic Circle expeditionary residency in Svalbard, half way between the Norwegian mainland and the North Pole, aboard a specially outfitted vessel. Wyn-Lyn attempts to locate a dynamic balance between suppression and expression in her work, searching for an equilibrium between muted softness and intense surfaces that reveal spontaneous spattering. The same duality is seen in her ostensibly contemporary painting which was in part influenced by traditional Chinese Shan Shui Hua landscape paintings, featuring the indelible black mark of an inked brush. According to her, these incongruities are also symbolic of an internal world that's often a contradiction of emotions and thoughts, that can be summarized as “a union of opposites struggling to find some sort of lyrical madness”. Wyn-Lyn’s works have been exhibited in Finland, China, Iceland and Singapore, including the Singapore Art Museum and the Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing.

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Wyn-Lyn Tan, Singapore

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