Composer and former national swimmer Mark Chan turns to painting to heal his pain

Mark Chan will showcase about 50 new works, featuring paintings and calligraphy from the past 2 years, at the Esplanade from Jan 18 to March 2019.
Mark Chan will showcase about 50 new works, featuring paintings and calligraphy from the past 2 years, at the Esplanade from Jan 18 to March 2019.ST PHOTO: JEREMY KWAN
One of Mark Chan's abstract paintings, titled Three Ships Srivijaya. The painting will be on display as part of the Ink Mountain exhibition.
One of Mark Chan's abstract paintings, titled Three Ships Srivijaya. The painting will be on display as part of the Ink Mountain exhibition.PHOTO: BRIAN GOTHONG TAN
One of Mark Chan's abstract paintings, titled Abstract Swimming Eye. The painting will be on display as part of the Ink Mountain exhibition.
One of Mark Chan's abstract paintings, titled Abstract Swimming Eye. The painting will be on display as part of the Ink Mountain exhibition.PHOTO: BRIAN GOTHONG TAN
One of Mark Chan's abstract paintings, titled Surfing the Harvest Moon. The painting will be on display as part of the Ink Mountain exhibition.
One of Mark Chan's abstract paintings, titled Surfing the Harvest Moon. The painting will be on display as part of the Ink Mountain exhibition.PHOTO: BRIAN GOTHONG TAN

SINGAPORE - Mark Chan is perhaps better known for his work as a singer-songwriter, composer and musical director at theatre productions and arts festivals.

But now, he wants to make his mark as a painter - starting with a showcase of about 50 new works that will be on display at the Esplanade from Jan 18 to the end of March.

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