Ian TEE (b. 1994, Singapore) is an artist working across a variety of media – destroyed metal paintings, bleached and dyed textiles, and collage. His practice is an exploration of youth, in relation to the themes of rebellion, vulnerability and identity. Conflating the history of painting with the energy of subcultures, he is interested in how aesthetic narratives can be reworked and recontextualised. The attitude carried is a statement about power, defiance and possibility.
His works have been presented in Singapore, Tianjin, Jakarta and Sydney. Selected exhibitions include KILL YOUR DARLINGS (2021, Yavuz Gallery, Singapore), S.E.A. Focus Curated: hyper-horizon (2021, Singapore), SPACES (2018, Ota Fine Arts, Singapore) and DRIVE Public Art Festival (2015). He was a recipient of the Ngee Ann Kongsi scholarship and winner of the 2017 Cliftons Art Prize for Singapore.
Ian is represented by Yavuz Gallery (Singapore/ Sydney).