MEAA 2012: Winner Showcase, Siund Tan

Siund Tan, or Tan Hong Shiun, was born in Alor Star, Kedah. He holds a Bachelors degree in Fine Art from Curtin University of Technology, Australia and has been participating in group exhibitions since 2008. Apart from Malaysia, Tan’s works have been exhibited in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The artist currently lives and works in Selangor.


The triptych ‘The Creator, Sustainer & Destroyer’ illustrates the three phases of life. The work is based on the idea of the memento mori, a reminder of mortality. I composed these works in a framed format to elicit the impression of a third-person narration on the interpretation of the subjects. My aim is for these paintings to express and celebrate the beauty of the human spirit throughout the different stages of life.

Both of Us / 2012 / Acrylic on canvas / 102 x 122cm

The preserver / 2012 / Oil on canvas / 123 x 123cm

The Creator / 2012 / Acrylic on canvas / 102 x 76cm

The Destroyer / 2012 / Acrylic on canvas / 102 x 76cm

Long Lost Hours / 2012 / Oil on canvas / 76 x 76cm

Tanjung Bungah / 2012 / Graphite & Ink on paper / 89 x 65cm

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