Tan Hui Tian, or occasionally
Tan Hui Tian, or occasionally known as ‘Space Penguin’, began her career as a professional illustrator back in the 2010s. Armed with just a diploma in Visual Communication from Temasek Polytechnic, self-trained illustration skills and plenty of gusto, she started her career as a game artist in PD Design Studio.
Later in 2015, Collateral Damage Studios (CDS), the art studio that she joined back when it was still an informal anime art circle among friends, invited her to join them as one of their pioneer senior lead artist. Within the team, Tan has worked on her diverse portfolio of projects ranging from book covers to storyboarding for an upcoming animated CM.
All the while, Tan has always continued to hone her illustration skills outside of work, producing an impressive body of personal artworks. The theme of her personal works is somewhat morbid and even macabre at times, creating an interesting contrast with the brighter, more cheerful artworks that was done as part of her professional work.
When asked about the visuals of her personal works, she said, “I quite like the Japanese aesthetic philosophy of wabi-sabi, and the perception of imperfections as beautiful. Taken to the extreme, something that disgusts us can simultaneously allure and fascinate us as well.”
Collateral Damage Studios and ARTBLOVK GALLERY are proud to present the art exhibition [Beyond the Pale: The Professional and Personal Works of Space Penguin], featuring a selection of artworks from Tan Hui Tian’s career in art. The exhibition will run from 21 April through to 05 May 2017 at 195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace, #03-05. Entry is free to all visitors.
Visitors to the brand-new gallery space in Pearl’s Hill Terrace can view Tan’s body of works detailing Tan’s career within CDS alongside selected personal pieces, including an exclusive artwork made for the exhibition. Tan will also be present on weekdays at selected timings to share her creative process with visitors.
Selected prints will be made available for sale with certificates of authenticity from the gallery and the artist.
April 21 (Friday) 1:00 am - May 5 (Friday) 11:55 pm