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Exhibition

SUPERSTARS

Exhibiting Artists: Andre Tan

Venue: Utterly Art 229A South Bridge Road > venue details

Dates: 20 Jan 2011 - 30 Jan 2011

Like a funnel, Singaporean artist Andre Tan acts as a filter to channel multiple disparate images from all that he sees around him into singular visions upon canvas. Cartoon superheroes, advertising copy and real-life photographs are distilled into attention-grabbing tableaux of the bold and the beautiful, that ultimately find their way into posh homes and condominiums where they function as eye-catching retablos for the worship of mass consumption and popular culture. The irony is not lost on the artist, but his purpose is not so much critique as creative composition: he appropriates images randomly and reinterpretes them using his own colours and aesthetics. There are no meanings beyond what the audience wants to read into his paintings. Reality meets fiction as Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston battle before a backdrop of Superman and the Hulk; East meets West as Chinese communist workers parade under American comic typefaces; and the audience meets the Master, as Andy Warhol is presented in all his striking graphic essence. Welcome to Andre's world of his pop SUPERSTARS.



Exhibited Works

Action Painting #1

2009

5ft x 6ft
Acylic on canvas
SOLD

Warhol #4 (holding glass)

2010

5ft x 4ft
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD

Warhol #5 (behind camera)

2010

5ft x 4ft
Acrylic on canvas
SGD$3800

Warhol #6 (behind camera)

2010

5ft x 4ft
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD

From Beyond the Unknown #4

2010

5ft x 4ft
Acrylic on canvas
SGD$3800

From Beyond the Unknown #5

2010

5ft x 4ft
Acrylic on canvas
SGD$3800

From Beyond the Unknown #6

2011

5ft x 4ft
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD

Superkungfu #1

2010

4ftx 4ft
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD

Buy Now, Pay Later

2010

81cm x 65cm
Acrylic on canvas (stenciled) edition of 10
SGD$800

Terrorvis

2010

81cm x 65cm
Acrylic on canvas (stenciled) edition of 10
SGD$800; available from ed.3/10

McJackson

2010

81cm x 65cm
Acrylic on canvas (stenciled) edition of 10
SGD$800

MariLisa

2010

81cm x 65cm
Acrylic on canvas (stenciled) edition of 10
SGD$800; available from ed.3/10

HELL O

2010

81cm x 65cm
Acrylic on canvas (stenciled) edition of 10
SGD$800

Artist

  • Andre Tan

    Singapore

    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 Judge’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

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