Femmes Chinoises is the continuous progression of Andre Tan’s development in the visual aesthetics of his ideal “Asian beauty” using the sensibilities of Chinese designs and elements. Femmes Chinoises refers to Chinese Women in French. After his previous ChinoiSERIES was well-received in Hong Kong and Singapore, Andre further examines and challenges the conventional aesthetics of Chinoiserie using Chinese women as his subject matter. His subjects are painted white to suggest Chinese traits of beauty – 美白 (mei bai), which literally means “beautiful white”. Andre expands his experimental juxtaposing of images and oriental motifs to explore and to offer viewers the rich vocabulary of symbolic meanings in Chinese culture.
Venue: Utterly Art Exhibition Space, 20B Mosque Street (Level 3), Singapore 059500
Hours: By appointment only. Tel: 94872006 or 62262605 (Keng Hock)
When: 29 Sep - 16 Oct 2016,
By: Utterly Art