The relationship between Nature and Man (Culture) has been the centre
of WeiKeong’s investigative topic for his works. By Nature, WeiKeong does
not refer just to botany, landscapes and animals – categories made
distinguished through the definitions of Science, but to the laws of Nature.
In the Orient, especially in India, China and Japan, very interesting
philosophical concepts about the laws of Nature are provided. It is through
these notions of Nature from the Orient that WeiKeong tries to question
through his works, hoping to seek for the beauty in the truth.
WeiKeong Tan is a designer and an artist. Born in Singapore in 1982, he
completed his Diploma in Product and Industrial Design in 2003. After the
2 years of conscription in the Singapore Arm Forces, he worked in an
architectural lighting design company for 7 years. In 2013, he then enrolled at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam to study Ceramic in Fine Arts and graduated in 2016. He now lives and works in Glasgow.