Chiew Sien Kuan (b.1965)

Chiew Sien Kuan, born in 1965, graduated with Bachelor of Fine Art and Master of Fine Art from the University of Tasmania.

Chiew’s drawings and paintings are personal commentaries on the issues of modernity and rapid urbanisation that affect people’s sense of being, creating altered states of mind. Chiew’s work is preoccupied with issues of environmentalism, renewal and loss of urban spaces, economic progress and technological development that have inevitably influenced and changed people’s sense of reality. Chiew’s paintings are a reflection of subconscious minds that are in constant flux, reacting to these changes around us. With broad confident strokes, Chiew draws and paints exuberantly on paper, demonstrating a unique sense of freedom and free-spiritedness in his style of painting.

Chiew’s sculptures are characterised by the use of found objects sourced over a period of time sometimes 10 – 15 years.  By formalising the accidental, he probes into the subconscious mind enticing the viewer to re-think and re-examine the subject matter in the work. The seemingly random assemblage of materials may not seem finished, it is constantly a work in progress.

Chiew Sien Kuan is currently Senior Lecturer at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Portable Art Week, 2015, iPreciation, Singapore

 Public Collections

  • National Gallery Singapore
  • Esplanade Concourse, Singapore
  • University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Phillippe Charriot Foundation, Singapore
  • Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • Australia High Commission, Singapore


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