Teo Hsin Wei is a Singaporean based artist who has been honing his discipline in traditional painting for the past several years. A large amount of his artworks expresses themes related to his identity and his ideologies on the human condition; the essentials of human existence, such as on birth, mortality and sense of purpose. Hsin Wei is also deeply interested in exploring the field of education having worked with children from the age of four to sixteen.
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Portraits of Passing Time is a series of paintings depicting strangers in public spacesperforming mundane daily tasks. Although the artist finds “people-watching” somewhat melancholic, there is something about the transience of those moments that he finds beautiful. Struck by the tension in the nostalgia of passing beauty, his works spell the imminent detachment from life that living moments have, as time flows relentlessly by.
“These days, small moments that fill our daily life seem to be more ephemeral than before. I hope my portraits may find some success in capturing and preserving these moments.”