This solo exhibition uses the theme of “Panda”. A breakthrough of my previous works, I chose to express my thoughts through Chinese Ink, where I combine Chinese ink and water. My previous works were more focused on frame and style, but I chose to place emphasis on the ephemeral concept to “delight”, where my works are not confined to the perspective of an object.
Chinese ink paintings pay attention to the placement of shapes where the beauty lies in the positive and negative spaces. In this exhibition, I have a 1.7-meter-long painting of 100 pandas, each with its own demeanor that gives each panda a peek into their inner world. The personification of people in the current globalised world. The panda in the middle is “Le Le”, the newest member to the family. Its birth is a perfect symbol of friendship between Singapore and China. The panda is a national treasure of China and have always played the role of peace messengers in China’s international relations. It has also assumed the role of artistic exchange and friendship between China and Singapore. It is also a symbol of new life and new hope. I would also like to use my paintings to make a record of such a memorable moment in Singapore’s history. The panda is adored not only for its rarity, but its black and white fur also symbolizes the balance and peace in traditional Chinese marital arts, Tai Chi.
For this solo ink painting exhibition, I collaborated with Gallery1819 to launch a series of Pandamania NFTs, taking the opportunity to merge the experiential artistry of the artwork with digital art. Creating a special and exclusive digital space, a new conceptual body in the physical and digital worlds and a representation to “delight”. Collectors of Pandamania NFT will receive exclusive Gallery1819 invites to Art Events, Art Advisory and Appraisal Services, receive updates on latest art trends and be on the Watchlist for Emerging Artist.
By Julie Zhu
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