TAN WEE LIT
Tan Wee Lit graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in Sculpture and was conferred the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council in 2012.
He has also worked on multiple commissions for private and public collections, locally and internationally amongst them permanent public art works for the Taoyuan District, ROC (2019), APEC Summit Danang, Vietnam (2017), in the Singapore River along Jubilee Walk (2015), City Developments Limited at Raffles Place (2014) the Land Transport Authority at Haw Par Villa MRT station (2012) and artworks for the National Gallery, Singapore (2015).
Tan Wee Lit has also served on several advisory and judging panels with various institutions such as the Singapore Management University, National Arts Council, The National Gallery Singapore and the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Kind (kīnd) adjective: (as defined by Merriam-Webster)
1a: of a sympathetic or helpful nature
b: of a forbearing nature : gentle
c: arising from or characterized by sympathy or forbearance
2: of a kind to give pleasure or relief
….what if all of the above lies an underlying motive that is ultimately self-centred; for the main motivation is the self-gratification that one gets in return from doing something good? Would an act of kindness be then, just an act? This new series of works examines the superficial and ephemeral significance of the gift wrapper, in a collaborative co-creation with the artist’s five year-old over simplistic conversations about understanding empathy and kindness.