ALL ABOUT HIS THOUGHTS AND CREATION
Terence Teo, a graduate in Graphic Design from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1980, is currently a full time artist in Singapore. Teo’s training in graphic arts and photography lends a perfect balance to his exploits in traditional Chinese Landscape painting. He challenges techniques of Chinese ink paintings through the interplay of the elements of traditional Chinese and modern art. Nature, his observations and experiences of the natural environment coupled with the richness of the seasons have always been the source of his creative inspiration.
Through his work, he attempts to bring across the play of luminosity and reflection using techniques that he has developed over the years. In his early conservative landscape works, one cannot help but notice his strong lines and mastery of positive and negative space. Teo’s Rain Forest Series shows off his confident layering technique and his ability to push boundaries of traditional landscape painting. Romance of Shangri-la, among other series produced on Teo’s frequent travels for inspiration, represents his constant endeavours to present the beauty of his experiences as paintings.
Flow of Nature followed by Reflection, the latest series of his works, is a culmination of the development of his artistic techniques and philosophy thus far. The unique creation in his paintings have evoked a sense of visual, audio, movement and dynamism generating joyous rhythm and melody and capturing the illusive symphony of nature for many art lovers to savour.
1980 Graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Art
2010 President of The Singapore Art Society (2010 – present) Award
2006 First Prize, Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award, Singapore Art Society
2012 The Singapore Selection of the Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Singapore
2013 Asia Art Award, Asia Invitation Art Exhibition, Seoul, Korea
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015 Expressionistic Symphony, ION Orchard, Artredot Pte Ltd, Singapore
2011 The Colours of Rainforest, Asia Culture Centre and Art House, Singapore
2009 The Romance in Shangri-La, 1st Solo Exhibition by Terence Teo, ARTrium@MICA, Singapore
Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 Nanyang Expressions, Artstage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
2016 Nanyang Treasures; Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
2014 Symphony of Rainforest, Singapore Art Fair, Suntec Convention Centre Singapore
2013 Asia Invitation Art Exhibition, Seoul, Korea
2012 The Fifth Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, China
Living with Art, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard, Singapore
2011 Re-Interpretation – Contemporary Chinese Ink-And-Wash Paintings Exhibition, Berlin, Germany
2010 Tropical Rainforest, ARTrium@MICA, Singapore 2008 Asia In Focus, Taipei, Taiwan
2003 GAM Exhibition, Chubu, Japan
1992 Five Artists from Singapore Art Exhibition, China