From 23rd September to 30th October 2016, Asian Art Platform presents The Three Kingdoms, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Chinese artist Cai Jun.
Running from 23rd September to 30th October 2016, Cai Jun’s exhibition unveils a series of new paintings inspired by the part historical, part legend and part mythical story of the Three Kingdoms.
The Three Kingdoms (AD 220–280) was the tripartite division of China between the states of Wei (魏), Shu (蜀), and Wu (吳) which followed the Han Dynasty and involved the fight for imperial power in ancient China. The Three Kingdoms represents the bloodiest period in Chinese history, considered the second deadliest period of warfare to date, beaten only by World War II.
In this new series, Cai Jun recreates the famous folk tales inspired by this period, and brings it to life with oil on canvas. He uses vibrant colours and his typical playful style to add an element of humour to the scenes and ancient characters.
The painting, tilted Palm Blossom Warriors elaborates the three central figures (Cao Cao, Liu Bei & Sun Quan) and portrays the seemingly merciless tyrants to be laughable, doughty characters, eliminating all seriousness and tension in between the three warlords.
Venue: Asian Art Platform, 292 River Valley Road, Level 2, Singapore 238333
Opening hours: 11 am to 7 pm – Closed on Mondays
When: 23 Sep - 30 Oct 2016,