Is This Rebellious Enough?
Denise Jillian Tan
Oil on canvas
115 x 92 cm
Denise Jillian Tan’s Is this Rebellious Enough? repudiates the argument and speaks out for the desire of younger citizens in developing democracies. She asserts the need for greater space – physical, mental and emotional. Unwilling to accept the confines of “space” allocated to the young, Denise sees the artist as a facilitator of communicating with the urban youth – sharing their known reality and dreams of tomorrow. Tan reminds the viewer to look back at the freedom of their younger mind-frame, unfettered by collective thinking, but instead to do as one pleases and partaking in the innate joy of behaving in one’s own radical fashion.
Exhibited at the 10th Florence Biennale in 2015.
Denise is a young emerging Singaporean artist, who was recently nominated for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize in 2012 and won the category of Top 20 Singapore Artists in 2012, where she also exhibited alongside the Top 30 Category in Asia at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, as well as an auction with Christies as the official auctioneer. She has also exhibited in group shows at The Arts House, ICA Gallery at LASALLE College of the Arts, Alliance Francaise de Singapour and Vue Privee and had her third solo show at Artesan Gallery in December 201….