About Tan Swie Hian 陈瑞献简介
Tan Swie Hian was born in Indonesia in 1943. He was educated in Singapore and graduated from the Department of Modern Languages and Literature of Nanyang University in 1968.
Tan was first known for his literary works before he ventured into fine art. He published his first anthology of Modernist poetry The Giant (1968), which earned him recognition as a poet. In 1973, Tan held his first solo art exhibition at the National Library. Since then, he has been a prolific multidisciplinary artist whose works extend across multiple mediums, genres, languages and subject matters. In 2003, TIME magazine described him as “Singapore’s Renaissance Man”.
To date, the acclaimed artist has published 58 works of literary and artistic creations; held 23 solo shows worldwide and won 29 accolades nationally and internationally.
在涉足艺坛以前，陈瑞献是以文艺创作崭露头角的，他发表的第一部现代诗集《巨人》 (1968年) 使他成为备受瞩目的诗人。1973年, 陈瑞献在国家图书馆举行第一次个人画展。此后，他成了一位多媒体艺术家，作品极其丰硕。 他的创作跨越多元媒材、类型、语文及题材，2003年美国《时代周刊》称他为“新加坡的文艺复兴人”。