angie tan burns
As the daughter of one of Singapore’s pioneering contemporary artists, Angie Tan-Burns grew up surrounded by pictures. Enamored with the sea and an avid windsurfer herself, Angie’s love of nature and sports stimulated her to embrace photography as a means of capturing landscapes as well as the energy and spirit of individuals while engaged in dynamic athletic pursuits. Since 1996, she has endeavored to distill the essence of her subjects and their chosen activities into a single, multi-layered image. Often underwater or high above the ground, Angie seeks to do justice to the unique and piercing personalities of the people and places who’s portraits she creates. Angie is represented by galleries in Singapore and Indonesia.
Recipient of the 2016 Sports Artist of the Year Award, Gregory Burns’ interest in art began as a boy in Paris painting pictures of apples and bottles of Beaujolais. In 1984 he slipped into the fabric of Asia, landing in Taiwan to study Chinese brush painting and calligraphy with local masters. With some basics in Mandarin and a few paintbrushes he began a summer backpacking trip through China, Tibet, Nepal, India and Pakistan that accidentally stretched into a 16-month sojourn. Setting four world records in swimming during the 1992 Barcelona, 1996 Atlanta and 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games taught him about discipline. While completing three IronMan events and climbing many of the worlds smaller mountains taught him of perseverance. Gregory now addresses his paintings with the same passion and energy once reserved for sports. He is represented by galleries in London, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore and Bali.