Gold Award Winner of 2015 UOB Painting of the Year, Established Artist Category, Singapore, Aaron Gan brings his latest collection – In Search of Meaning: Calligraphy Series to Gallery1819.Born in 1979, Aaron Gan graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Dean’s List) from the University of Western Australia in 2003. In 2012, he traded his suits as a businessman to pursue his childhood dream as a professional artist.With his exuberant painting style, Aaron has earned numerous sell-out shows under his belt. He has been covered extensively by the press and media, and showcases his works regularly in Singapore, as well as internationally. His works have been presented to foreign dignitaries around the world. During Singapore’s PM Lee’s inaugural visit to the US in 2016, his painting “Balestier Road” was presented to US President Barack Obama.In Search of Meaning: Calligraphy Series extends beyond the techniques of watercolour painting but the true intention to convey the feelings that are close to your heart. True to his word, Aaron’s works of art never fail to ‘Make the world a happier and kinder place, one painting at a time’. Other works of art by Aaron Gan are available at Gallery1819.
夫唯不争，故天下莫能与之争 Harmony. 2022. 37cm x 37cm. Watercolour. Aaron Gan
Aaron Gan. Photo Credit: UOB
心有法，笔无为。“Art benefits from childlike dispositions. I once asked my daughter why she chose yellow for a unicorn she was painting. She replied, “It’s only a painting, Daddy.”” Which is similar to saying, “There is no need for a reason, Daddy.”And indeed, no reason was needed because she followed her heart at that moment. Such is the essence of great art. Such is the honesty that makes great artists. She taught me that I still have much to learn.Calligraphy was originally a private undertaking, envisioned as an artistic reprieve for meditating on ideas and teachings from the books I was reading.The paintings are raw, personal. I might say they reveal something of myself as I am. I might also say they reveal something of myself as I want to be.The words of each painting are often illegible, a reminder that the real meaning of a teaching is not in the words but in the experience – like how a finger points beyond itself to the moon.”By Aaron Gan
In Search of Meaning: Calligraphy Series is now showing from 12 May – 6 June 2022 at Gallery1819. (315 Outram Road, Tan Boon Liat Building, #02-04, Singapore 169074).