: Art Agenda, S'pore

In this new body of paintings, Sharon Tang visualises flowing water through a resplendent palette of colours, imbuing lyrical abstraction with the tenets of eastern philosophy on water. Sharon’s paintings strive towards the creation of an ambient and dreamlike atmosphere in which foreground and background are entirely filled and blurred, ruminating on the character of water and its symbolic value and essence. The act of painting becomes a meditative practice, bringing the painter closer - one stroke at a time - towards a fuller understanding of an element central to life.

Born in Guangdong Province, China in 1971, Sharon Tang studied oil painting at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. She is based in Singapore and runs Five Degree East, her own painting conservation and restoration practice. Sharon has held previous solo exhibitions at iPreciation (2003), Y2 Arts (2010) and participated in group exhibitions at the Ngee Ann Cultural Centre and Merlin Gallery. Her paintings are in private collections in Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and Germany.