ART (English) கலை (Tamil) 艺术 (Chinese) SENI (Malay)
This is the very first painting that I created for this series and I used Damien Hirst's dot painting as my point of departure. Many laymen might question the artistic value of Hirst's dot series. They think, 'oh well, I can jolly well do that.' In fact they are right. Damien Hirst hires many assistants to paint the colourful dots and you might land the job with some basic painting skill.
However you can't question the artistic value of my work.
If you ask me, "Is this art?" The answer is "Of course it is ART!"
Having loved art since young and with a background in architecture, Charles Wong (Tze Chau) began painting in 2010. He has participated in group shows in Singapore, Thailand and India, and in 2018, he had his first solo show at a commercial gallery in Singapore. He won the prestigious UOB Painting of the Year award in the established category in 2019, cementing his place in the art world. Charles' art is a reflection of his strong emotions towards the universe and its infinite forms. He believes that at a macro level, there is one universal force that unites everything, while at a micro level, every being is made up of atoms that are essentially the same. His works are made up of dotted calligraphic letters in various languages, symbolizing a unique emotion or concept. He strives to create artworks that are both visually appealing and thought provoking.