Ernest Chan: 100

SEED’s inaugural exhibition, 100, featured Singapore artist Ernest Chan Tuck Yew. Breaking away from his printmaking and large-format painting practice, Chan created 100 miniature paintings that document his travels from 1993 to 2019. Chan’s adept use of brushwork is immediately discernible in his condensation of vastness within spaces measuring 3 x 6 cm; significantly smaller in relation to the traditions of miniature painters of the 1500s. In his miniature series, Chan distils his memories into art; creating nuggets of artistry that can be held in the palm of our hands.

SEED Presents: 100 Miniatures by Ernest Chan

Is a small painting immediately a miniature? SEED the Art Space investigated this question between November 2019 to January 2020 through our inaugural show.