Forgotten Beauty is the title of Tan Wei Kheng’s latest solo exhibition.
The exhibition comprises 17 portraits of various figures from tribal villages in Sarawak.
According to a press release, Tan, intrigued by ancient practices and tribal culture, had forged a relationship with the tribesmen throughout his frequent visits.
This in turn, has been said to enable him to have a better understanding of native lifestyle and aesthetics.
The realistically rendered portraits are said to capture the strength and vigour of the elderly, they question the effects of modernisation and reinforce the distinction of the sacred and indigenous culture.
The opening reception is on April 10 from 5pm to 8pm.