Exhibiting Artists: Andre Tan
Dates: 28 Apr 2012 - 09 May 2012
Andre Tanâ€™s 5th solo show continues with his anachronistic and unlikely juxtapositions of historical Chinese figures with coveted items of Western luxury. Drawing this time on iconic imagery beloved of Chinaâ€™s political pop movement, the series draws attention not only to the dissolution of communism into commercialism, but also to the absurdities of conspicuous consumption.
Andre Tan obtained his Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) from the LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore (2000), his Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art with 1st Class Honors from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (2004) and returned to LASALLE for his Master of Arts in Fine Arts (2006). Andre is the recipient of the Judgeâ€™s Choice for UTGP08-Kenichiro Mogi Prize (2008, Japan), Studentship Scheme (2005) in LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, and also the Georgette Chen Arts Schola