THANG Kiang How 唐近豪

© THANG Kiang How. Image courtesy of Modern Art Society Singapore.

Born in Singapore, 1946

I have been working and developing on the Galaxy series for the past 25 years now. I drew my inspirations from the inexplicable. The galaxy has always been formidable and fascinating to me. Because of its mysteriousness, the galaxy allows me to make the most of my imagination. Colours are important to me as they express the mood and sensation of the moment when the artwork is created. My works are not true depiction of the galaxy per se. They represent my discernment and awareness of my surroundings, just like how every matter and the air we breathe are part of the galaxies.

Kiang How received the Public Service Medal (PBM) awarded by the President of Singapore in 1981 for his contribution to Singapore Nation Building. In the past 30 years, he has been an active participant in local and international art scenes.

His unique technique of blending acrylic and airbrush printing effect on canvas has become his trademark in the art circle and is constantly involved in major art projects (sculpture and murals).

He has held 12 solo exhibitions and participated in more than 100 group exhibitions in countries, such as Australia, China, France, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam and also Singapore.  He received many local and international awards.

His works are collected by local as well as overseas museums, organizations and private collectors.  He was the President of Modern Art Society Singapore (1982 – 1993), Vice President of Federation of Art Societies Singapore (1990 – 1996) and sits on the panel in National Arts Council (1984 – 1993).  However, he was the person brought MASS onto a regional platform, Asian International Art Exhibition (AIAE) hosting by members in Federation of Asian Artists (FAA) yearly in 1990.

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