JOOheng Tan

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Current home base: Singapore

A Singaporean from the 70s that gave up almost everything just to be in love with sand. Since the late 90s, JOOheng Tan has been transforming ordinary sand into incredible pieces of artworks. As a result of his overwhelming passion and innovation, the media refers to this granule master as “Vincent Sand Gogh.”

His works have been showcased in over 60 cities and across more than 20 countries around the world. His series of sand sculpture backdrops, “Dirt is Good” which was incorporated into photographs for an advertising campaign, has revolutionized the way sand sculptures are typically seen and has definitely brought sand sculpting to another level.

JOOheng Tan has won 1st place at numerous events including, but not limited to, the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge 3D Art Exposition (2014), the World Championship of Sand Sculpting (doubles with Brian Turnbough in 2013), the World Championship of Sand Sculpting- Tournament of Champions (2011), and multiple European and Asian Sand Sculpting Championships.


Off Site Transportation

Avoid the crowds at the beach!  Take Route 11 to Siesta or Ride the Siesta Key Breeze Free Trolley Service on the island.

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