Aaron Gan

Artist Story
“As a boy, I dreamt of being a professional artist. Ever since I could hold a pencil, I was always drawing”, say Aaron. Born in 1979, it was a time of both racing growth and change for both Singapore and him. Although Aaron stopped learning art as a formal subject when he reached 14, he continued to carry a sketchbook whenever he went and drew whenever he could “Art was therapeutic for me”. And like many other Singapore youth of his generation, Aaron pursued a general business degree and graduated with a Dean List at the University of Western Australia. Thereafter he worked before managing his own successful business.

“They say your life changes when you become a father. That was true for me. I had been running my own business successful for several years but I never forgot my childhood dream. I felt that as a father, I should one day be able to look at my daughter in the eye and tell her that life is for living and that it is up to her to live and pursue her dreams.“ Aaron wined down his business and plunged headlong into the arts. He painted day and night, studied and learned from not just books but also from accomplished artists.

 

In July 2012 his dedication and hard work paid off. He was chosen to participate in the International Watercolour Biennial in Belgium alongside international watercolour heavyweights such as Nicholas Simmons of USA. He was also featured in a full-page article on the local newspaper. Since then, his profile took off with invitation to showcase with works at Singapore Watercolour Society and two sold-out solo exhibitions with Utterly Art Singapore.

 

Biography

1979 - Born in Singapore
2012 - Exhibited at ‘Singapore Celebration” at 7 Adam
2012 - Exhibited at the International Watercolour Biennial Belgium
2012 - Exhibited with Utterly Art at Affordable Art Fair
2013 - Solo Exhibition A Point of View’, Utterly Art Singaporee
2013 - Group exhibition with Utterly Art 12th Anniversary Show
2014 - Works presented at Art Apart Fair 2014
2014 - Solo Exhibition ‘Vivid Vistas’, Utterly Art Singapore
2014 - Duo Artists Exhibition ‘My Dreams. Our Hopes’, LWH Gallery, Shanghai