ORIGINAL PAINTINGS

ARTIST | TTS (THE TINY SMILE)

"Painting has been a meditative journey to me and I see each artwork as my genuine blessing to the viewers and collectors. I hope my art brings happiness and harmony."

Born in Hong Kong and grew up in London, TTS is an artist hoping to guide viewers to reflect on the importance of the emotion of happiness in life despite its frequent fluctuations. Inspired by the techniques of ancient Chinese monochrome glazed porcelain and embossed patterns, TTS integrates ancient aesthetics with contemporary motifs on canvases of simple yet profound colours. Using handwritten, repetitive layering techniques to build up an array of emotionally driven tactile elements, such as Han character 「笑」(Smile) and upward-downward smiley face motif, TTS transforms the canvases into contemplative spaces with quiet yet dynamic energy.

Signature Painting Series - Hundred Smiles《百笑圖》

Inspired by ancient folk art “Hundred Fortune and Longevity”(百福/壽圖), TTS brings a modern twist to this tradition with a new focus on the emotion of happiness, a notion, other than "Fortune" and "Longevity", of equal importance in modern life. 

「繪畫對我來說是一次次的冥想之旅,每幅作品除了是我對觀眾和收藏家的真誠祝福,也希望我的藝術能帶來快樂和幸福。」

香港出生並於倫敦長大,藝術家TTS擅長利用單色和雙色、比例和重複的力量,從而探討及引導觀眾思考幸福,儘管波動,在生活中的重要性和意義。

受中國古代單色釉瓷和凹刻凸雕花紋的技藝所啟發,TTS的畫作揉合古代美學和現代符號。在勻淨的單色畫面上,她以堆疊的技法重複漢字「笑」以及其經典微笑標誌,使畫布表面產生凸起的情緒紋樣,營造出特殊的視覺與觸感效果。

經典畫作系列《百笑圖》

靈感源於古代文化瑰寶《百壽/福圖》,TTS重思人類追求無盡福壽前的原點,將字畫祝福的傳統延伸至對現代人同為重要的快樂,以手繪笑字與雙笑臉(寓意人生百態)組成獨一無二的「百笑」紋樣。

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TTS' paintings are now available to view and collect at GAROME, come see them in person during opening hours:

Tues-Fri: 1-7pm | Sat-Sun: 11-7pm
Closed on Mon / PH

For catalogue or any other inquires, whatsapp: +852 62985655

ARTISTS & EXHIBITIONS

  1. PREVIOUS | Group Show "Echoes of Space"

    ECHOES OF SPACE 黑 白 間 A GROUP SHOW LAURENCE LAI LOP YAN TTS (THE TINY SMILE) APR 26 - MAY 12, 2024 GAROME is delighted to present ‘Echoes of...
  2. PREVIOUS | When Somebody Smiles - TTS (the tiny smile) First Solo Exhibition

    “Happiness for me is the presence of all other emotions: life, death, sickness, anxiety, fear…I feel that only by being present and accepting the...