23 Nov 2020
Our Artists and Designers

Aaron Gan

Aaron Gan is the 2015 UOB Painting of the Year, Gold Award, Established Artist Category, Singapore winner.  Born in Singapore in 1979, Gan graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Dean’s List) from the University of Western Australia in 2003. In 2012, he gave up his corporate career to fulfil his childhood promise to become a professional artist.

Following his numerous sell-out shows, Gan’s artworks have been collected and commissioned widely both in Singapore and internationally. These include The Prime Minister’s Office, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Library Board, GIC, Wheelock Properties, Julius Baer, The Association of Banks in Singapore and others.

Gan's works have been presented to foreign dignitaries around the world. During Singapore's PM Lee's inaugural visit to the US in 2016, his painting "Balestier Road" was presented to US President Barack Obama.

The Joy collection was created in collaboration with Aaron Gan.  The products depictions are from a range of paintings, showing this adorable and whimiscal bird, amongst a series of beautiful and auspicious fruits and flowers.  In all the paintings, the bird is glancing backwards, symbolizing gratitude for the people who have helped you in the past and giving back to the society.

"The Joy series is a reflection of the joy in my life." Aaron Gan