Ambassador Charles Tang is a Canadian-born ethnically Chinese artist. Raised in Hong Kong, he studied at a local public school and an international school (Island School in Hong Kong). His father is an amateur Chinese Ink Artist. Growing up in Hong Kong, Charles was heavily influenced from a young age by Chinese Traditional ‘Flora & Birds’ ink paintings. After gaining his IB, Charles enrolled in Medical School in Ireland and studied at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). He discovered that even though medicine addresses troubles in human pathology, it’s a science that is strict and rigid. On the other hand, he finds the creative endeavour of making art therapeutic and believes it’s a powerful instrument bringing awareness of personal and societal problems. To rekindle his passion and practice of art, he first enrolled in SCAD, then Hong Kong Art School. He is currently in his final year at the art school (Year 3 Painting).
Charles Tang is a Chinese painter who works with different water-based mediums to examine the beauty and suffering of the human condition. He feels that the concept of an artist should be fluid and the outcome of the piece should reflect the experience of the painter. Outside of traditional ink and watercolour, the artist continues to strive for new methods of paint application. Through the abstract visual representation of scenes and emotions, the painter wants his audience to capture the essence of the stillness. In his future works, he seeks to challenge boundaries and provide a future direction toward art and its function in society.
Mental Ideas is thrilled Charles has accepted our invite to be an ambassador and we look forward to working with him on future art projects and exhibitions.