Tung, born in 1959 is a Singaporean artist who was educated in both English and Chinese but has always been more at ease with the latter. At the age of 15, he was taught Chinese painting, calligraphy, seal carving and engraving by artist Shi Xiang Tuo. This was the only formal art education he received before embarking on his artist career. From then on, Tung used the elements of Chinese Art to develop a personal style motivated by the Tao philosophy.

The Peranakan series was motivated by Tung’s deep-seated interest in the culture of the Peranakan community. He used paraphenalia common to this community to reflect its identity, each object was depicted with the intensity of a photographic print.

In more recent years, Tung returned to ink paintings. He paints scenes of the present-day Singapore using Chinese ink, brush and rice paper. One of the practices which Tung embraced with enthusiasm was the practice of painting on the spot right before a scene and crowd. Working on the spot meant the artist’s direct response to nature’s invigorating atmosphere, light and his visual spectrum, stirring his emotions. In this respect, one of Tung’s exceptional capabilities is his endurance. He could paint on the spot as long as 12 hours at a stretch without diminishing his concentration. In this way, no crucial detail


1988 “Space & Time” – Pavillion Hotel Singapore

1989 “One” – Pavillion Hotel Singapore

1989 “One” – One Man Exhibition – Malaysia

1989 “New York” – Art Base Gallery

1990 “Tung Yue Nang At The Hyatt” – Singapore

1997 “Baba & Nonya” – Orchard Point Singapore

1998 “Land Before Time” – Art Forum Singapore

1999 “Earth” – Orchard Point Singapore

2000 “Heaven on Earth” The Bali Sojourn – Paragon Singapore

2002 “Chinatown My Chinatown” – Paragon Atrium Singapore

2003 “Baba & Nonya” – Double Happiness – Paragon Atrium Singapore

2014 “Silence” – Ink Paintings by Tung Yue Nang – Singapore


1977 Singapore Youth Festival & Crafts Exhibition Distinction Certificate

1977 Beautiful Singapore River Art Competition & Exhibition – Meritorious Award

1977 Singapore River On-The-Spot Art Competition Open Section 2nd Prize

1977 Chinese Calligraphy Competition (On-The-Spot) Open Section 2nd & 3rd Prize

1985 The 4th Painting Of The Year Highly Commended

1987 The 6th Painting Of The Year Highly Commended

1987 Clean River Art Competition Merit Award – Ministry of Communications & Information Art Competition Outstanding Award

1988 The 7th Painting Of The Year Highly Commended

1989 The 8th Painting Of The Year Distinction Award

1990 The 9th Painting Of The Year Highly Commended

2002 Singapore Art Society – Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Awards Chinese Ink Painting Open Competition 1st Prize

2013 Singapore Art Society – Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Awards Chinese Ink Painting Open Competition 1st Prize

2019 Singapore Art Society – Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Awards Chinese Ink Painting Open Competition 1st Prize


Amara Hotel Singapore NTUC Income Building

Amara Saigon New Park Hotel

Beaufort Sentosa Singapore Public Utilities Board

CPF Board Pidemco

Citibank N.A Park Royal Hotel (Malaysia)

DBS Finance Royal Holiday Inn Singapore

Development Bank of Singapore Security Pacific Bank

Economic Development Board Sedona Hotel (Myanmar)

Four Seasons Hotel SAFRA Singapore

Far East Organisation Singapore Broadcasting Corporation

Garden Hotel Singapore Embassy - Vietnam

Goodwood Park Hotel Singapore Trade Development Board

Holiday Inn Park View Singapore Art Museum

Hyatt Regency Singapore Institute Of Management

Hilton Hotel SISIR

IBM Singapore Singapore Airlines

Inter-Continental Hotel Tat Lee Bank

Jones Lang Wooton United Overseas Bank

Ministry of Environment York Hotel

Malaysia Airlines 79 Anson Road

Mt. Elizabeth Hospital

Merchant Court

Moscow Narodny Bank Ltd

National Museum

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