Circuit Breaker Moment
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Circuit Breaker Moment

Price
£1,288
Painting medium: Acrylic paint

Unframed

Original

Gallery: Utterly Art

Ships from: Singapore

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Description

About the artwork
Singaporean artist Frank Zhen has latched on to his signature icon by fusing the stylized red paper-cut head of a lion to the paper-cut body of a fish to form that singular representation of Singapore – a paper-cut merlion! Executed in paint on canvas, they frolic with joyful abandon in auspicious bicolour designs of red and white, which also happen to be the colours of Singapore's national flag. The recent COVID-19 crisis also provided inspiration for a new series where his indomitable merlions don face masks in solidarity to face the world! The colour introduced in the masks reflects our patriotic artist’s coding for the racial harmony in Singapore society (Blue=Indians, Green=Malays, Yellow=Chinese, Pink=Peranakans, Purple=Eurasians, Orange=Others), where sequestered in their homes, they socially distance in their Circuit Breaker Moment.

Specification

Medium Acrylic paint
Support Paper
Framed? No
Subjects Myths & Legends,
Style Pop Art
Original or Edition? Original
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Artwork Dimensions: 76 X 102 X 2 X cm

About Frank Zhen

Art has been a passion for Frank Zhen since his youth, who would as a child spend hours drawing on paper. As he matured, he experienced an intense urge to paint to express his feelings, and undertook a number of short courses in painting from 2006 to 2011. His first solo show launched his signature icon by fusing the stylized red paper-cut head of a lion to the paper-cut body of a fish to form that singular representation of Singapore – a paper-cut merlion, but in paint! His works are usually replete with auspicious bicolour Chinese symbols in red and white, although he is also progressing from linear paper-cut designs to more complex patterning and modelling. Frank’s shows have been covered by Channel NewsAsia on television and the Straits Times in print.