Tung Yue Nang

b. 1959


Tung Yue Nang | 邓汝能 (b. 1959, Singapore) combines conventional Chinese art styles (calligraphy, painting and seal-carving) with elements of Western art. His personal understanding of the philosophy of Tao Te Ching is reflected in his art.

At the age of 15, Tung studied under the artist Shi Xiang Tuo, who taught him Chinese painting, calligraphy, seal carving and engraving. He later learned ceramics and sculpture under Ng Eng Teng. Tung worked in advertising for some years before he became a professional artist. 

Tung has won many awards for his art. These include commendations (1985, 1987, 1988 and 1990) and a distinction award (1989) in the UOB Painting of the Year, and the Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award (Chinese Painting) from the Singapore Art Society (2002 and 2014). He has exhibited in Singapore, Malaysia, China and the Netherlands in at least 12 solo shows and more than 40 group exhibitions. These include the Ministry of Communications and Information Art Exhibition (1987), the National Museum Centenary Art Exhibition (1987), the IBM Art Competition (1989), The New Age Artists (1992) and Exhibition of Print Works by Singapore and Jilin Artists (1994) at the National Museum Art Gallery, and Naked Perfection at the Singapore Art Museum (2002).

Tung’s works are in the collections of Singtel, the National Museum Art Gallery, and numerous corporations.