Wong Tze Chau
Wong Tze Chau was born in 1978 in Singapore.
Chinese philosophy, the concept of ONENESS in Hinduism, critical thinking in western philosophy and Buddhist teaching brewed quietly in Wong’s subconscious for years before it eventually became the basis of his art.
The ancient concept of Oneness has always been fascinating to Wong, so is the idea of Duality, of yin and yang, good and evil, as well as war and peace. More importantly, Wong believes that understanding that duality is universal in its operations is a good starting point. Harmony can only result when one starts to see beyond differences.
Wong Tze Chau’s paintings of ONENESS begin with gradations of colours and harmonious background. The blending of colours creates and supports the central idea of ONENESS which, to him, stems from the concept of duality.
With that as a back drop, Wong gently debosses his canvases with lit incense paste so the uniformly-burned dots form abstracted arrangements of DUALITY in multiple languages. The dots look like tiny-rounded “windows”, giving the works added dimensionality with changing environments. On Wong’s canvases, the world unites despite their differences. He believes that there could be harmony if we see beyond differences.