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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Art Exhibition: Metamorphosis by Ming Tan

Opening night: 16th December 2016: 8pm to 11pm
17th to 20th December: 3pm - 9pm
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In Metamorphosis we explore transcendence, imagination and universality through the sublime metamorphosed creations of Ming Tan.Through her seemingly alchemical process Ming Tan's creations were once discarded egg cartons, stripped of all their previous functionality and reshaped into lyrical and fluid forms.

At first sight these forms appear to be archeological specimens of ruined pottery or artefacts, however a second look reveals its contemporary origins. Being fabricated through a process of transmutation from everyday materials, the sculptural forms communicate to us the universal aspect of an artwork's ability to evoke feelings of timelessness making these contemporary pieces exude tranquility.

Bearing in mind the hall marks of the work of Ming Tan. It is pertinent for us to notice that her oeuvre enlightens us about looking at discarded materials and everyday objects in a different light. Taking as an example her work on her own home which was appropriated from a semi abandoned apartment building into a sleek modernist family home demonstrates her commitment and faith towards our capacity to dream and imagine possibilities.

Her ability to open subjects into realms of abstraction to reimagine space and objects shows us that the discarded, vulnerable and forgotten can be transformed, reanimated and reintroduced back to our world as lyrical abstractions of sublime beauty and evocative strength.

James Ly
Founder & Curator
Minut Init Art Social


Ming Tan, an artist in her 60s, but a modern contemporary artist who expresses herself in vibrant, bright colours, Ming migrated from China to Malaysia at an early age. Growing up, she quickly realised that she had both talent and passion for all things design, and by her 20’s had graduated from RMIT Melbourne, with a BA in Graphic Design.

A former lecturer at MIA (Malaysian Institute of Art), Ming continued her journey into the creative world with the formation of her own advertising company, SEARS. Following that, she returned to Australia in 1987 to care for her sons, keeping in touch with her creative side by dabbling in all forms of mediums when she found time. Ming continued to work on her art, using her experiences and outlook on life as inspiration.

Ming has since returned home to Kuala Lumpur and has continued to work on her art. A favourite amongst local collectors, she believes that art should be available for all to enjoy and intends to price her work accordingly so.

Her latest achievement has been the sale of her artwork to Mid Valley properties to be displayed in the foyer of Northpoint and Southpoint, the group's latest showcase.


Minut Init Art Social
29A & 29B Jalan SS 21/37
Uptown Damansara Utama,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: (+6) 03 74995895 - Headquarters
(+6) 017 644 6202 - Dali, (+6) 019 697 8897 - James Ly
(+6) 012 338 2280 - Jon, (+6) 012 717 6220 - Ikmal
(+6) 012 310 0884 - Quek, (+6) 012 362 3380 - N. Abraham

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