Andre Tan obtained his Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) from Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore in 2000.He continued his study at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University and obtained Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art with Honors 1st Class in 2004. Later in 2005, he continued study at Lasalle- SIA College of the Arts and obtained his Master of Arts in Fine Arts in 2006.Andre is the recipient of the Judge’s Choice for UTGP08-Kenichiro Mogi Prize (2008, Japan), Studentship Scheme (2005) in Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts, and also received the Georgette Chen Arts Scholarship (1999).
Andre’s work is often viewed in relation to the sensibilities of Pop Art, of reproduced images from pop culture, in the commercial style of advertising and mass communication. While his deliberation upon Pop Art’s obsession with the everyday and its critique of popular culture is seen in his selection of content for his work, his focus is less the concerns of commercialism per se as its effects and the reflective process engendered.
His artworks are collected by private collectors in Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Italy, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Australia and UK.
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