After five years, Cultural Medallion recipient Ang Ah Tee (78) organises another solo exhibition, Changing Perspectives, The New Thinking of Ang Ah Tee, showcasing 30 recent paintings, which points to the artist’s latest evolution, the pursuit of beauty in simplicity. Ang, who graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, was greatly inspired by his teacher Cheong Soo Pieng. Ang’s style of painting has been developing and has now entered a stage of simplicity. It is also a reflection of his current simple and peaceful life. The colours of Ang’s paintings form a strong contrast. In an interview with Lianhe Zaobao, he said that this time, each painting has three or two colours at most, where less is more. Similar to Chinese ink paintings that sometimes are in black and white, they can create many interesting possibilities. Ang focuses on composition, taking great effort to remove all interference from irrelevant background elements, and retaining the core portions to add to his theme.
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