Casey Tan 陳捷偉 (b. 1994)

Casey Tan (b. 1994) is a Singaporean painter whose works are centred on visual metaphor and narrative. Many of his artworks draw inspirations from song lyrics, movies, books and other genres of art, often finding connections between these inspirations to the life experienced. Sometimes bringing drama and fantasy to the ordinary. Tan graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in 2016, where he was also a Ngee Ann Kongsi Scholarship recipient. Prior to NAFA, Casey studied Digital Animations at Institute of Technical Education (2011-2012), where he started painting during this period of time after being inspired by the works of old masters and occasionally the visual aesthetic of eastern and western animations.

In his recent practice, he tries to avoid operating by intuition, instead, taking time to understand and explore different ways of interpreting a particular scenario. He believes not all art have to be decorations, but one that can aspire to hold narrative.

In 2019, Casey was awarded the UOB Most Promising Artist Of The Year, with his work, The Water Is Wide. Before that, he has also received several recognitions for his artistic contributions during his time in National Service, some of which are part of their collection. Notably, in 2017, his painting was received by former president Dr Tony Tan. He currently lives and works in Singapore, where his works are also part of private collections.


  • 2013-2016 | Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts, Diploma in Fine Arts.
  • 2011-2012 | Institute of Technical Education, Nitec in Digital Animations

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2020 | Living in Still, iPreciation, Singapore


  • 2019 | 38th UOB Painting Of The Year (Emerging Category -Most Promising Artist Of The Year)
  • 2013 | Ngee Ann Kongsi Scholarship, NAFA

For the full list of exhibitions, public commissions and awards, please contact the gallery at

Images of Artworks




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