Description: A dark depiction of a dysfunctional family, but what is even more tragic is the seemingly indifferent glances from each member - perhaps, as the title suggests - it is the doing of the head of this household, seated at the center. Coupled with the use of dark grey, green and blue, the artwork unravels hidden desires and emotions prevalent in human nature. Gan Tee Sheng is a rare double winner of the UOB Painting of the Year Award (Malaysia), winning the Established Artist Major Award in 2013 and the Gold Award in 2016. His other major accolade is the Malaysian Emerging Artists Award in 2011. He took part in the artist’s residency at Fukuoka Asian Museum, Japan (2014) and the HOM’s Adopted Artist-In- Residence (A-Res). He had taken part in prestigious events like Art Gwangju (2015), Art Kaoshiung (2015, 2016), Art Stage Singapore (2016), Art Busan (2016) and Art Expo Malaysia from 2013 to 2016. He held his first solo, Withdrawn, in Taksu Kuala Lumpur in 2014, and his second, Delusions, at Taksu Singapore, in 2017. Tee Sheng obtained his Fine Art Diploma from the Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur.
Dimensions: 120cm x 200cm
Artist or Maker: GAN TEE SHENG
Medium: Oil on canvas
Provenance: Private collection, Selangor
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