Galerie Belvedere is proud to present the new exhibition RE by Andre Tan celebrating the evolution of his work through a new series of paintings.
The exhibition opens on 13th of November until 13th of December 2014.
Born in 1978 in Singapore, Andre Tan is an exciting young artist known to interact brilliantly with the traditional and contemporary codes of Society.
He obtained his Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) from Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore in 2000. He continued his study at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University and obtained Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art with Honors 1st Class in 2004. Later in 2005, he continued study at Lasalle- SIA College of the Arts and obtained his Master of Arts in Fine Arts in 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 received the Georgette Chen Arts Scholarship (1999).
RE is a prefix used with the meaning “again” to signify repetition or used with the meaning “back” to indicate backward motion as in regenerate; reinterpret and recapture.
￼The Renaissance Man #02 (David), Andre Tan, 2014
The exhibition RE is about recreating and rethinking. This series of paintings is built as a progression in the imagery of the Arts: from The Middle Ages to The Renaissance, progressing to Modern Art, and Contemporary Art. The artist reinterprets traditional and popular imagery to offer his playful reworking and translation to the viewer.
He addresses ironies and social ills apparent in our contemporary society today with a humorous approach. His images are familiar to many yet somewhat "different" which forces the audience to rethink the meaning behind the images and our cultural references.
His artworks are collected by private collectors in Canada, Turks and Caicos Islands (British West Indies), Brazil, France, Italy, United Kingdom, India, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia and Singapore.
The Renaissance Man#2 (David) by Andre Tan
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