Anthony Chan Sai Weng is a self taught artist. In his latest works, Anthony literally steps back to take in a sequence of delightful sights which in turn is translated into an array of colourful kaleidoscopic semi abstract paintings. This latest series is Anthony Chan’s most refined and reflective collection to date.
Using his signature style of combining an unusual colour palette, Anthony Chan’s new works draws upon a multitude of perspectives and colour to delve the viewer into his private world ; a stylised view of what he sees from a distance.
As if looking out from atop a mountain he presents a semi aerial view of the world, looking at the urban landscapes as well as the natural world. Anthony Chan is attracted to the contrasts played out between the natural and the man made. Examples of iconic buildings are seen in the distance, enhanced by sweeping folds of brushstrokes and colour akin to the forces of nature such as thunderstorms and hurricanes.
From velvety greens and ocean blues to vivid oranges and electric reds, his layering of colours, coupled with intricate draughtsmanship deconstructs the norms of classical portrait and landscape paintings and changes one’s focal point The perspective is given an all over effect in his new works. The focal point also is depicted with an aura of floatiness, lending mystique to the work
Unlike his previous Portals series, where one sees another dimension created by the use of collages of windows and doors into another world, this time around we see the image through his eyes; a vision where he is able to create a harmonious co existence between the man-made and the natural.
Anthony Chan Sai Weng’s latest series is a colourful visual delight. Like a carefully manicured French garden, there are in his paintings treasures to be found in every corner. His paintings are a rich tapestry of colours and shapes, meanings and interpretations that allude to our senses and makes us conscious of what is in front of us as well as what surrounds us.