Tan Chee Hon
Tan Chee Hon a visual artist who favors in the medium of photography and painting, now currently based in Kuala Lumpur. He graduated in 1997 with a Diploma of Fine Art from KLCA ( Kuala Lumpur College of Art ). He started his early photography with color negative, transparencies and black & white film.
In 2009 he used the digital camera to explore other subject matters. He has participated in numerous photography group exhibitions locally and internationally since 1996.
Selected Group Exhibitions 2004: " Malaysia Photography –History and Beyond " Exhibition at National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. " Resistance " Chobi Mela III (Festival of Photography) Exhibition at Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2009: " A New Wave of Responsive Image " The Month Of Photography Tokyo, Photo Exhibition at Ginza Nikon Salon, Japan.
2010: " The Jakarta International Photo Summit "at Galeri Nasional Indonesia. " Through The Looking Glass" A Malaysia-Singapore Contemporary Photography Exchange show at 2902 Gallery in Singapore. " New Photography From Southeast Asia " at the inaugural International Orange Photo Festival ( IOPF) at Changsha, Hunan Province China.
2011: " Photoquai "~ The Third Biennale Of The World Images Exhibition by Quai Branly Museum in Paris, France.
2013: " COS.MO " a concept group exhibition in Gallery Brother Joseph Mc Nally in Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore.
The Kuala Lumpur series was my long term project which started in 1998. In the series i used the curious camera eye-view to encounter the subject matter inside the capital city just like street photographers Robert Frank, Helen Levitt or Garry Winogrand, trying to capture the ordinary moments of daily life in the urbanspace.