Guo-Liang Tan


Guo-Liang Tan (b. Singapore) completed his BA Fine Art & Critical Studies at Goldsmiths College, London. As part of his MFA at GSA, he attended the Erasmus Exchange at The Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.


In my work, the painterly and the textual act as surfaces for performing associations that can conjure a haunting or a promise. I am interested in how this sense of absence, located in the past and/or the future, frames our present-ness and of our subjectivities. Tension between the phenomenological and the psychological are played out in the process of painting and writing, staging congruencies and slippages that occurs within material and language. I am drawn towards these moments of overlaps and gaps where projections and disruptions may be used to map out territories of desire.



  • Tetris
  • Blue (I Put A Spell On You)
  • All Your Gold
  • Installation view
  • Her Master’s Voice